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smontanaro
August 21st, 2017, 11:43 AM
Loudon Wainwright III's list of the best places to swim, an Op-Ed in the NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/opinion/sunday/best-places-swim-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Sumorunner
August 21st, 2017, 12:03 PM
Yes, I took a lifesaving course at the YMCA in Troy, NY in 1964 and men still swam nude. Problem was, there were two girls in the class, so the staff had to clear the pool and warn everyone that there was a girl in the bldg before we could begin.

I swam in the ocean last week in Jamaica, not my favorite.

f1refl1es!
August 23rd, 2017, 04:39 PM
Loudon Wainwright III's list of the best places to swim, an Op-Ed in the NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/opinion/sunday/best-places-swim-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Hey, thanks for posting. I'm a bit of a Loudon Wainwright fan, didn't know, though, that he was in turn a swimming hole fan!

Gary P
August 25th, 2017, 07:17 AM
I swam in the ocean last week in Jamaica, not my favorite.

Where in Jamaica? Swam along 7 mile beach in Negril, thought it was pretty nice. Didn't hurt that the resort we were staying at had a ~150M buoyed swim lane out in the ocean.

I like East Traverse Bay in Michigan.....in late summer, anyway, when the water has warmed up from "OMG it's cold" to merely chilly.

Allen Stark
August 25th, 2017, 11:02 AM
The Rainbow River in Florida. Crystal clear, constant 72 degrees, full of fish to watch while you swim.

orca1946
August 25th, 2017, 11:15 AM
Lake Titicaca in Peru was the coldest and most clear water I ever swan in. It was also at a crazy high altitude at something like 11,000 feet!

fatboy
August 25th, 2017, 11:46 AM
Lake Titicaca in Peru was the coldest and most clear water I ever swan in. It was also at a crazy high altitude at something like 11,000 feet!

This one will be hard to beat for exotic! Go Oz!

Although all of the above sound like winners too!

I liked Secret Harbor in St Thomas

Sumorunner
August 25th, 2017, 06:06 PM
Where in Jamaica?

Iberostar resort on the north coast, just 15 minutes from Montego Bay. No special swim lane, just a rope line from one end of their beach to the other. Had to be careful at low tide since some rocks came close to the surface out by the rope line.

pwb
August 25th, 2017, 10:53 PM
I loved this 'pop-up' pool I found on the island of Milos, Greece ...

http://forums.usms.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=9880&d=1439341711

... but the variety of beaches (Sarakiniko being the highlight) on this tiny, tranquil island make it a must-go-to place for any aquatic being.