Can you swim in Lake Tahoe? As with just about everything, the answer is Yes, but… . You can swim in the lake, but you have to keep in mind that even though the air may be warm, the water can be dangerously cold. After a warm summer, the surface water can warm to 65 to 75 degrees, which is cool but comfortable for swimming. However, temperatures can drop has much as 10 degrees just 18 inches below the surface. So diving into deep water can cause a dangerous condition known as a cold-shock response. It’s best to enter the water slowly to give your body time to adjust to the cold temperatures. Swimmers should watch for obstacles, keep an eye on the weather, and always look out for boats. Never swim alone, and supervise children at all times. So can you swim in Lake Tahoe? Yes. The list below includes favorite places for South Lake Tahoe swimming. If you prefer a pool to swimming in the lake, these listings will point you to swimming pools in South Lake Tahoe.
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