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Old 11-22-2018, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in Tennessee. Typically, the waterparks and similar public swimming holes roll up the carpet around Labor Day. I went swimming in a local deepwater lake on 10/9. I think that was a Sunday. After that, we had several cold snaps and other bad weather that made swimming no longer possible.

How late have you been able to swim in unheated, natural bodies of water in your local area?
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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We don't go swimming in the rivers here, but we do go kayaking (which usually involves getting a little wet). We like to go out in November and December to see the fall leaves and migrating birds, and have a final paddle on New Year's day. By then the rivers are cold, so that's usually the last time out until May or so.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Northeast Ohio is too cold for outdoor swimming. There used to be some private outdoor swimming pools, but most or all of them have closed. The public outdoor swimming pools exist only because they are subsidized.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:22 AM
 
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on purpose?
or by accident?
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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We have gators around here, so never. Besides the o ean, the last time I was in a lake was mid summer. I recall going rafting in PA in the fall, and the river water was still quite warm.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Northeast Ohio is too cold for outdoor swimming. There used to be some private outdoor swimming pools, but most or all of them have closed. The public outdoor swimming pools exist only because they are subsidized.
Too cold for outdoor swimming even in mid-July?
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Denver
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August is about the last time we go to our spot in a creek, gets too cold after that.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I was swimming in the ocean down at the NJ Shore without a wetsuit on Sunday, October 7, 2018. It was a really fantastic beach day.

I swam in the ocean on Saturday, October 28, 2017, but with a (partial wetsuit). It wasn't last too long because the ocean was so rough on that particular day.

Will have to wait at least six months for more beach opportunities.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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There's been reports of flesh eating bacteria in the gulf with fatal outcomes. So the Gulf of Mexico is off my list. I don't swim in the bayous or rivers here in SWLA either. Watched too many episodes of River Monsters. Plus there are gators too. So the only body of water I swim in is a pool.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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Our local body of water is the Pacific Ocean. It's always a bit cold for my taste, but I have swum as late as October during a heatwave. From then on, in my opinion, it's not swimmable again without a wetsuit until July.

Outdoor community pools in my town are heated and remain open year-round.
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