SUPER SWIMMERS: Lifeguards land second place in national contest
On the first day of competition, D’Agostino said the water temperature was 61 degrees, which he said was a record low for this time of year.Swimming Pool Water Temperatures
“We knew it was going to be cold,” he said. “But we weren’t quite ready for it to be that cold.”
The American Red Cross suggests that 78° F is appropriate for swimming. But, this temperature is ideal for competitive swimming and is quite chilly for regular swimming. Water at 78° F is ideal for competitive swimming as the cold water promotes heavier breathing and faster heartbeat in order to keep warm. Even for the most adventurous swimmers, 65° F is unbearably cold.