Just curious about this topic, because I only do swimming for fitness purpose, and I'm worrying whether the cold water blocks the sweating mechanism?
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Based on this article from the Catalyst at Brown University, yes and no.
This article references an Australian study "Body mass changes and voluntary fluid intakes of elite level water polo players and swimmers." by Cox G. R., E. M. Broad and L. M. Burke, found behind this paywall. It claims that:
Don't worry. Your body will sweat as needed when swimming.