How cold is too cold to swim?

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How cold is too cold to swim?

Are you the type to jump in no matter what the weather's doing, or does it have to be 95 and sunny for you to swim?

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As I get older I tend to shy away from the really cold weather times to jump in the pools. What you have to remember is that in WDW all the pools are heated, so SWIMMING is comfortable in any weather. The problem comes after you get out of the pool, BRRRR. Another thing you have to remember is that the coldest the water temp can be is 32 degrees otherwise it is ICE and you can not swim in it rolling Seriously I would have to say my limit now (air temp) would be over 70 degrees, and 80 would be even better.

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I'm with VL, except I'm much worse. I don't even go outside anymore when it's cold if I can help it. My joints do NOT care for the cold!

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Brad wrote:
I don't even go outside anymore when it's cold if I can help it. My joints do NOT care for the cold!

Yah! but if I remember correctly you are from the Lone Star state where you get warmth all year long, that is VERY VERY difficult to do in NH. (16 degrees as we write this. eek ) And NO!! I am not sitting by the pool with my laptop as I type this laugh

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At least 80 with sun. No exceptions Smile

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I agree with Lizzy. I hate cold weather and cold water the older I get.

We had a pool when we lived in Phoenix and I was absolutely amazed at how cold the water would get when the temps started dropping (even just into the 70's - the pool water was cold!!). But I was determined to get our money's worth out of the pool and only missed about 2 months a year of swimming due to unbearably cold water.

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Lizzy_B wrote:
At least 80 with sun. No exceptions Smile

Sounds about right to me.

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Hi, my name is Bella and I am from the south. Therefore 70 is too cold to do anything outside..including swim.

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Yeah it's got to be at least in the 80's and sunny for me to get in a pool. beach

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I will happily jump into hot tubs on property when it's 60 degrees outside. I think I even did a hot tub dip when it was in the 50's once... back in my "yout'"

There's something wonderful about being in a hot tub when it's cold all around, but, like you said, getting out is AWFUL! So now I just take a bath in the room most of the time silly

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Vettelover wrote:

Yah! but if I remember correctly you are from the Lone Star state where you get warmth all year long, that is VERY VERY difficult to do in NH. (16 degrees as we write this. eek ) And NO!! I am not sitting by the pool with my laptop as I type this laugh

The secret is that your system recalibrates for the climate you live in. 45 degrees to me feels like 16 degrees does to you, since you're used to it!

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That's the worst part is the getting out..we went once at a ski lodge and used a hot tub and I think I stayed in there for an hour to avoid getting out.

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We used to have a hot tub built into our deck 4 steps from the door in our old house. We used to get in that all the time during the winter, but we did have a roof over it.

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mrhub wrote:
We used to have a hot tub built into our deck 4 steps from the door in our old house. We used to get in that all the time during the winter, but we did have a roof over it.

They need to build one with a tunnel out the bottom.

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I have been in a hot tub when there is snow on the ground...and we had to run more than a couple feet back to the house. But it was AMAZING. I wish I could do it again.

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We have one about 12' from the house, but it's only full up and running in the summer. The getting in/out in the middle of winter doesn't appeal at all allthough I'm sure it would be great while in it.

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Tony wrote:
We have one about 12' from the house, but it's only full up and running in the summer. The getting in/out in the middle of winter doesn't appeal at all allthough I'm sure it would be great while in it.

It's like riding a tiger!