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Old 11-21-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Both water temp as well as air temp when you get out to dry off?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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35F water temp is good.

Air temp could be as low as 20F. Any lower than that and my hands start to get cold.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Hmmm, never really considered water temp before. Air temp I guess starting at about 80 degrees is good swimming weather.

Candle, 35 degree water with an air temperature of 20 degrees? Surely you are joking!
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I swam in the ocean in Spain, in April, it was around 14C/57F, and the air temperature, probably around 26c/79f, and that was very enjoyable for me, and this is coming from a man who hates swimming.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Both water temp as well as air temp when you get out to dry off?
I bet you in particular would love to swim in -40 water. Maybe you should try that when you get to Siberia this January
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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30° c
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I swam in the ocean in Spain, in April, it was around 14C/57F, and the air temperature, probably around 26c/79f, and that was very enjoyable for me, and this is coming from a man who hates swimming.
Now that you mention ocean swimming, I have done it many a times at the Washington coast with air temperatures in the upper 60s to the mid 70s. Though for some reason I never think about wanting to jump into a lake at those temps. Hmmmmm......
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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People are advised not to swim in lakes/reservoirs here because many people die
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I haven't swam in forever. Last time I did it was on a hot summer day and I was quite comfortable. Just taking a guess, I will say that it needs to be hot enough for me to want to jump into a pool, which is around the low 80s. I don't know what the water temp around here would be at that temperature, but I assume it would be cold enough to cool me off.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Hmmm, never really considered water temp before. Air temp I guess starting at about 80 degrees is good swimming weather.

Candle, 35 degree water with an air temperature of 20 degrees? Surely you are joking!
Yes I was joking. But I did "swim" a little in the Beaufort sea in September when the air temp was 35F and the water was about 34F.

85F air temp is probably a comfortable minimum for swimming for me.
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