As I sit on the beach in Seaside Park watching beach goers enjoying the surf, there will be a lot of people enjoying the water this long holiday weekend, both natural and man-made. So I'm asking for your opinion - do you prefer swimming in a pool or the ocean?

Swimming in a pool is of course more inherently safe. You don't have to worry about rip currents or animals. But there isn't all that much that you can do in a backyard pool.

You can't surf, you can't ride body boards, paddleboards, or kayaks.

It tends to be more fun to swim in the ocean; jumping through the waves, feeling the sand between your toes, and enjoying sports on the water.

But, again, you have to be much more safety conscious when swimming in the ocean.

So, if you had to choose between the two, which do you prefer? Vote below and let us know!

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