The pool is an outdoor one where a few hundred people swim laps each day throughout the year. The result is that the pool has closed and the swimmers must either skip their swims or find a differently swimming hole.
Sadly, none of them have sought to join me at the lake. This year the weather was very cold in December, so that the lake temperature went down to its coldest by the New Year. I have been swimming twice a week, since things are busy, which has been quite delightful. Hopefully I can increase this to three times. It is just me and a few coots. Temperatures have gotten a bit warmer over the last week with the rain showers coming through, so we are likely a degree or two warmer into the mid-40's now. Thankfully I haven't gotten sick so far this season, since a cold stopped me from swimming for a month starting in early January last year. My goal is to have this be the first year I can swim regularly in the lake for the entire winter.