Sadly, I'm afraid the time to swim in the outdoor pool at my gym is past. When the air temperature drops below 67, my enthusiasm for jumping in follows. I've heard the pool stayed open until Columbus Day last year, because we had a particularly warm fall. Unless there's a major shift in the weather, I don't see that happening this year. We've already had a few nights when the temp has dipped below 50; daytime temps are below 70; no more 'dips' for me!
This creates a dilemma; what to replace my swim time with in order to keep my weight going in the right direction? Today I took a 20-minute walk; it's not the same.
It's a bigger effort that swimming for me. Spending an hour swimming laps at the club pool is fun.
Walking is not. Maybe it will grow on me? Time will tell!
If you have suggestions, (other than find an indoor pool--most have a charge, and the chlorine is over-whelming), I'd love to hear them!