If you go overboard for any reason irregardless of water temperatures, it is usually safest to stay put. Hanging on to a capsized boat, a seat cushion, or a day marker or buoy is likely the best idea. But what about when you’re close, or think you are close, to shore? What if the water its cold – like it is now – and your worried you wont make it if you stay? It turns out, that swimming for it may be a viable option, but there is a lot to consider.