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Old 01-20-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Who swims in February?

We are heading to Disney in Feb. I know this month can be warm or cold in Florida and hopefully we have the warm week!! But I'm just wondering do people still swim when it is cooler since the pools are heated? Are there lifeguards there? Thanks
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:25 AM   #2
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Of course you swim in Feb.!! We went end of Feb. last yr and it was hot and are doing the same this year. It's always warm in FL so the pools are fine. After all, a preview of summer is why this New Englander goes to FL in Feb.!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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A lot depends on the weather too. I was really hoping for a cool January trip, and the temps were in the low to mid 80's the whole time I was there! Lots of people swimming. That's why packing for winter trips is so hard - you have to be prepared for anything from below freezing to summertime!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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We are heading to Disney in Feb. I know this month can be warm or cold in Florida and hopefully we have the warm week!! But I'm just wondering do people still swim when it is cooler since the pools are heated? Are there lifeguards there? Thanks
We were there in Feb 2012 and swam most days. We weren't alone either!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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We arrive tomorrow and we'll be swimming everyday
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:01 AM   #6
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A lot depends on the weather too. I was really hoping for a cool January trip, and the temps were in the low to mid 80's the whole time I was there! Lots of people swimming. That's why packing for winter trips is so hard - you have to be prepared for anything from below freezing to summertime!
That is so true! We've been a few times in Dec.. One time we swam during that time frame, another time we were in ALL of our winter gear. During the cold snap in Dec., the wind chill was surprisingly bone chilling. Glad we packed for anything!

Have fun, whatever the weather!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:03 AM   #7
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We are heading to Disney in Feb. I know this month can be warm or cold in Florida and hopefully we have the warm week!! But I'm just wondering do people still swim when it is cooler since the pools are heated? Are there lifeguards there? Thanks
Yes lifeguards are there. They were even watching over an empty Hippy Dippy Pool on Friday when it was 60 and drizzling!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:06 AM   #8
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Who swims in February? We Canadians do! What they've got going on down there is leaps and bounds better than what we've got here right now.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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On our February trip it was too chilly some days and perfectly fine on others. Just look at the weather right before you go and pack for everything!
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #10
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I agree with some of the PPs. Pack for any eventuality but hope for the best. The lifeguards will be on duty. If it's cool, we've seen them bundled up in heavy jackets and gloves!

The last time we were there the end of Jan/early Feb, it was so cold that we didn't swim once. And were wearing our heavy jackets, gloves and hats (under our ponchos ). Other years it was quite warm and swimming was lovely.
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I've been thinking about this too, I'd like to go to Typhoon Lagoon but I wasn't sure if the weather would be good for it. I kind of figured I'd bring our bathing suits and decide when we get there, I am so bad at determining what I need to wear for weather until I feel it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #12
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it depends, one February trip the swimming was great except at night. The next February trip had overnight lows in the upper 30's and day time highs in the 50's...we only went into the hot tub on that trip!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #13
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Yes, Yes, and Yes!!! I have gone in Jan and Feb to the world. This time of year can be a hit or miss at the world. We swam both times. In the daytime you will be fine - the night gets a little chilly though. As long as you have a towel right when you come out of the pool - you should be fine! And yes lifeguards are there until their usual scheduled time to leave all year long...which i'm not sure about the exact time - maybe 9? - can anyone confirm this?

Have a great trip!

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We will be there the last week in February so I'm really HOPING that spring will start showing its face in Florida by then! But if not, my husband will swim no matter what! I need it to be pretty warm to get in the water though! Either way, I'm excited!
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