And swim back to shore without drowning? Say calm waters, 60 degrees
I have no idea. I can swim like a fish in a pool but you can't hit the bottom or side to rest in ocean. If offfered a million tax free, what's the furthest distance you'd chance? Not sure I'd even pick a mile and a half. Lot of back swimming
Hypothermia Chart says exhaustion or unconscious in 1-3hrs in 50-60deg water. 60-70deg is 2-7hrs. So you got 1.5 hrs of open water swimming before you pass out. Buuut, at the end you're almost unconscious so you aren't swimming for shit.
So 1.5 miles max.
I can swim a mile in the pool without stopping, pretty casual. I fucking hate cold water though.
Realistically, 1 mile. I ain't trying to die for $1 million.
No clue. Discounting the temperature guidelines, ill say this:
Two weeks ago I swam off a boat in a lake in the upper Midwest. Cool water, but not freezing, and probably about 30 feet deep. I was half drunk, but nothing really crazy. That shit is exhausting! Having nowhere to touch is a different ballgame.
Really? What's the longest you've ever swum open water?
Ocean open water is acompletely different animal than lake or river, and compared to a pool....
The longest open water I have done is 2 miles.
my regular swim workout which I do in a saltwater pool ranges from 1.5 - 2 miles. It is nothing compared to 2 miles in open water.
I think people greatly underestimate the difference between pool and open ocean.
That's why I asked.
My normal pool workout is to ride my bike across town to Tulane, swim a mile, go to the outside pool and peep the college sluts for min (who are like why does this old bro have goggle marks on his face), catch my breath, and then ride home.