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Ms T

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I regularly see people swimming in the Lido ATM without wetsuits! They're a bit pink when they come out!
 

timothysutton1

Brixton resident.
Tooting Lido have asked Brockwell Swimmers to their Invitation Gala happening Sunday 8th March at 10am. Having proved ourselves competent at our very own Gala this month surely this is a challenge we cannot refuse?!

The event is free to enter and will start prompt at 10am moving briskly through the races to finish at around 11:30am, so no hanging around getting cold. We will need to find around twelve swimmers to enter all the races so please ask any friends you know with a Brockwell connection.

Last time we actually won some medals! There will also be their lovely sauna to relax in, and of course plenty of cake.

If you are interested in swimming please check out the race schedule at http://www.brockwellswimmers.com/call-tooting-gala-swimmers-sunday-8th-march-10am/
 

timothysutton1

Brixton resident.
Invitation to Tooting Lido Mid-Summer Relays



Tooting Bec Lido have invited Brockwell Swimmers to their Mid-Summer races happening Wednesday 17th June at 6:30pm. Each team will include four swimmers, all completing four lengths in rotation for sixteen lengths, e.g. each member will swim four 100 yard lengths.

Cost is £12 per swimmer on a first come first serve basis. If you want to take part please contact Brockwell Swimmers (confirming your age). As usual this is more about the taking part than winning, but you never know!

Go team Brockwell www.brockwellswimmers.com
 

timothysutton1

Brixton resident.
Great news… we now have a date for our Water Polo evening at Brockwell Lido which will take place the evening of Tuesday 7th July, 8pm to 9pm.


Goals, Balls and Hats are kindly being loaned from the Croydon and Guildford Water Polo clubs, who will also teach us the basics of the sport. Once we’ve got to grips with that we’ll then have a go at playing some games.

Fusion are kindly letting us have the pool for free, but we still need to pay for the lifeguards and hire of the van to bring the equipment to and from Guildford. We will be asking for a contribution towards these costs.

The emphasis of the evening will very much be on fun, rather than competition. All ages and abilities welcome.

If you wish to take part please email us at info@brockwellswimmers.com

www.brockwellswimmers.com

 

OvalhouseDB

Well-Known Member
What's the temperature in the Lido at the moment? I have usually started swimming in the mornings by mid May but it seems a bit chilly and I daren't!
 

timothysutton1

Brixton resident.
Tooting Lido Swimming Relays



An incredible turn out for the Mid Summer Relays at Tooting Bec Lido Swimming on Wednesday night. A total of 34 teams, each 4 strong, swam four lengths each, 16 in total. The strange thing though is the third swimmer actually does the last length. Weird maths.


Brockwell Swimmers Team 1: Jayne, Michael, Tim and Clive (plus rainbow).


Brockwell Swimmers Team 2: Jen, Corrina, Nick and Josh

Brockwell Swimmers entered two teams: one in the 100-150 age bracket and the other just tucked in under the 200 bracket. With so many swimmers in the water things did get a little chaotic sometimes, and with no markings at the bottom of the pool it was sometimes difficult to follow a straight line. A few bumps were had but because of the friendly spirit of the event this did not prove a problem.







OK, we might not have won anything, but what fun we had. Big thanks to the South London Swimming club for putting on another well organised event. Really looking forward to the next.







 

Pop Tart

tartiflette
Hello. Can anyone recommend a decent swimming instructor for adults at the Lido? I can swim - but badly. I'd like to be able to do a decent front crawl.
 

Lizzy Mac

Well-Known Member
Nigel's Hatha yoga class is excellent. It's a relaxing stretchy laid back class at 6.30 Tuesday evening and a couple of mornings a week. He's not part of the membership deal. Its' £10 a class, less for a block. I'm a gardener so I go in all mangled up and I'm nice and stretchy on the way out.
 

stockwelljonny

Wait here I have gone to get help
Anyone else finding the triathlon use at the lido a bit oppressive, seems to be taking over. Less and less room for a gentle swim. This eve was mental more than half the pool devoted to wetsuit gang powering up and down..
 

Pop Tart

tartiflette
I was about to say the same
Thank you both. Perfect! :)

Nigel's Hatha yoga class is excellent. It's a relaxing stretchy laid back class at 6.30 Tuesday evening and a couple of mornings a week. He's not part of the membership deal. Its' £10 a class, less for a block. I'm a gardener so I go in all mangled up and I'm nice and stretchy on the way out.
That's not quite what I came here looking for, yet desperately need to stretch... is it chanty and spiritual?
 

Lizzy Mac

Well-Known Member
Ha, I wasn't suggesting that he could teach you to swim, I was just adding the the thread.
It's calm and has some oooms at the end but not chanty. Sometimes there is incense but that's about it on that front. You can see people swim from the room and sometimes there's a full moon swim afterwards but that's Lido run.
 

Pop Tart

tartiflette
Ha, I wasn't suggesting that he could teach you to swim, I was just adding the the thread.
It's calm and has some oooms at the end but not chanty. Sometimes there is incense but that's about it on that front. You can see people swim from the room and sometimes there's a full moon swim afterwards but that's Lido run.
Oh no - I didn't think you were suggesting that. It's simply a nice coincidence that stretching was something else I'd been thinking about but hadn't thought to ask! I tried some yoga before but it was a little too spiritual for me. People have told me that some classes are much more so than others. I dozed off on the mat once.
 
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