In the Water TipsOnly undertake ocean activities when a lifeguard is present, or go with professionals and certified watermen. Check conditions before you go out and look for ocean hazards such as rip currents, rocks and shorebreaks. Swim with a buddy. Know your limits and don't push beyond your abilities.
Can you swim in 62 degree water?
When water temperatures are between 60 and 70 degrees it becomes progressively more difficult to control your breathing. It becomes very dangerous in water temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees. You lose the ability to control breathing in this temperature range, according to the National Center for Cold Water Safety.
Can I swim in 50 degree water?
Cold Water Can Be Dangerous. Warm air doesn't always mean warm water in lakes, streams or oceans. Fifty five degree water may not sound very cold, but it can be deadly. Plunging into cold water of any temperature becomes dangerous if you aren't prepared for what the sudden exposure can do to your body and brain.