Come On In, the Water is Perfect! / by Kelly Kirlin

Cold isn’t comfortable. To create a good underwater portrait, your body must be relaxed and loose. While you might swim in water as cold as 60 degrees — or less if you’re attempting a Polar Bear Challenge! — I prefer my pools to be between 88-90 degrees. That may sound pretty warm, but when you consider that your body loses heat 20 times faster in the water than on land, 90 degrees is actually just perfect!