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 Post subject: Best places for open-air swimming in Austria
PostPosted: 24 Jul 2015, 14:49 
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This article is interesting - scroll down! But 19C - brrrrrr!


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 Post subject: Re: Best places for open-air swimming in Austria
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Swimming in a lake surrounded by mountains is wonderful :D. Lovely article (not sure what the CS people would make of all the nudist beaches mentioned, but at least there doesn't seem to be one at the Achensee :lol:).

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Oh nice article - thanks. Lake swimming is almost my favourite though rough sea just pips it at the post. I have swum in the Wolfgangsee and have known a very rude song about the Grundlsee since I was about four years old. My father used to sing it. I didn't understand it till I was about 18 though!

Come, come Mrs Redboots - never swum in the English Channel off the Sussex coast? I doubt if it comes anywhere near 19 on many summer days!

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The Wolfgangsee was great last summer, absolutely clear and not that cold! Believe it or not 19 degrees isn't actually that cold for open water swimming :)

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Come, come Mrs Redboots - never swum in the English Channel off the Sussex coast? I doubt if it comes anywhere near 19 on many summer days!


No, it's too covered with seaweed to make swimming there pleasurable. We used to enjoy swimming in the North Sea when we were children, but I shouldn't enjoy it now.


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I love open water swimming but it has at least as much to do with air temperature as water temperature IMO. I can cope with remarkably cold water - have swum in the Swale in April and the Achensee (!) in May, because the air temperature was high for the time of year. That was brief, though - icy sting of the mountain water for sure. :)


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