Over 110 swimmers attended the Christmas Day Swim at Brockwell Lido last year, where the water
temperature was around 7°C.

Ideal Swimming Temperatures

How warm does the water have to be for outdoor swimming? The short answer is that there are no authoritative guidelines, as there are for indoor pools and spas. And of course, outdoor swimming can mean ponds, rivers, the sea… It can include wet suits. But here are some rough guidelines. Swimming in water that […]

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Historic Pools of Britain member Brockwell Lido in London experienced its busiest summer season on record in 2016.

Successful First Year For Historic Pools

Historic Pools of Britain celebrated its first full year in 2016, and what a year it was for the organisation that gives a voice to many of the country’s forgotten pools. Made up of 15 member pools, Historic Pools of Britain recognises the significant role that historic pools play in our communities and the contribution […]

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Swimmers take the plunge at Brockwell Lido in aid of homeless
charity Crisis.

Swimmers Brave The Cold

Thousands of swimmers took part in festive swims in lidos across the country over the Christmas period, taking advantage of the comparatively mild winter weather. Over 110 swimmers and spectators attended the first Christmas Day Swim at Brockwell Lido, where the water temperature was around 7°C at the time of the dip. The swim was […]

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