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Old 01-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Swimming in January

We leave in 7 days!

Is it going to be too cold to swim at Castaway Cay?

How about on the ship?

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Castaway--variable
Ship--pools are heated, so always good for swimming. It's the getting out that can be a bit rough!
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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Castaway--variable
Ship--pools are heated, so always good for swimming. It's the getting out that can be a bit rough!
They must not use the heater in the summer, the water in the pool was freezing. The kids were the only ones swimming.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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Is it going to be too cold to swim at Castaway Cay?
As stated above, it depends. I have found that the water is usually a little warmer on the family beach next to the Pelican Plunge


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If it is cold you can usually get them to turn the heat up.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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I wouldn't count on swimming at Castaway. I see you're from SC, so you're probably used to warmer weather as I am. When I went mid-January last year, the ocean water was absolutely glacier. There were still plenty swimming, but I would imagine they were from way up north. It was way too frigid for a Southern girl!
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #6
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Got married on the Magic in January 2011... I am from "up north" but still dont like swimming in frigid water, but there is a trick to it. Just jump right in, get over the shock of the cold and then it is fine. If you try to inch your way in, it can be rather intense. I will say Castaway in January was chilly but nice once you got in and if the sun is out and its not windy, very nice when you got out again.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:41 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. We just ordered wetsuits!!

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Weather

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http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weath...=78073&LANG=en
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We were on Castaway Cay on January 2. Water was 75. Record cold water temperature for the region is 72. Just depends on what you consider warm or cold. Pools are always heated.
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We were on Castaway Cay on January 2. Water was 75. Record cold water temperature for the region is 72. Just depends on what you consider warm or cold. Pools are always heated.
. As far as the pools being heated they are not heated they have the ability to "mix warm/hot water" with them when they are re-filled.
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