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March 29th, 2002, 02:47 PM
I swim at a private pool that always keeps the water at 78-79 degrees. It seems a couple of degrees to cold. Can anyone tell me if there is a posting of optimal poo, temps for competition? Olympics or Masters?

Rob Copeland
March 29th, 2002, 03:05 PM
For Masters National Championships the water temperature must be between 78 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also required for all other Masters pool competitions, however for non-national championships this requirement can be waived.

USA-Swimming has the same 78 to 80 degree standard. I think this is also the FINS and Olympic standard.

Rob Copeland
March 29th, 2002, 03:07 PM
That was supposed to be FINA not FINS.

Rob Copeland
March 29th, 2002, 03:15 PM
OK, one more update
For FINA and Olympic competition the water temperature shall be 25 - 28 Celsius ( 77 - 82.4 Fahrenheit)

April 2nd, 2002, 04:08 PM
The YMCA where I swim keeps the water temp at 86 degrees. I'm panting perfusely after a warm up. I swim there during lunch for a quick 1200 yards @ 25 minutes, so I bear with it. They have to keep it that warm for the water areobics class and there's not that many lap swimmers. ARGH, feels like I'm swimming in my bathtub.



jean sterling
April 2nd, 2002, 04:13 PM
The pool I swim in was 88 this morning before the sun came up. They are still covering the pool at night so that the water won't get cold. I am not making this up. :)

86 degrees is like a bath tub, but when it gets up near 90 I wonder if I should bring some chicken, noodles, and seasonings to make a nice soup.

As you might have figured out, this pool has been taken over by water aerobes and become a 50 meter hot tub.

April 2nd, 2002, 06:55 PM
Hot pool water is one of my pet peeves. Fortunately, the pool I usually swim in is kept around 80 :). But it closes for maintenance for two weeks every summer and I have to use a nearby Y pool that's kept around 86. I'm glad the pool's available, but that temperature gets me too tired, too quickly for a good workout.