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Brockwell Lido - chat, news and more

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Don't want to derail this excellent thread but we need one about the Brockwell Train as well.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm doing a piece on Buzz shortly. It's back in March!
     
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  4. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Yes they were doing engineering works :D recently.
     
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  5. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    This is how it looked this morning; (those Icicle folk are dedicated)
     
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  6. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    John, the railway guy, lives opposite. Have his email address, if needed.
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm just doing a cheery "it's back soon!" piece but will bear it in mind if/when we do a more in-depth feature (unless you'd fancy writing it, of course!). :)

    Cheers!
     
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  8. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I regularly see people swimming in the Lido ATM without wetsuits! They're a bit pink when they come out!
     
  9. timothysutton1

    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/
     
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  10. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    People hard at work today on the Lido slope preparing to make it look beautiful.
     
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  11. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    The management company at Brockwell Lido, Fusion Lifestyle, are looking for a Customer Relations Advisor:

    "We are looking for the best Customer Relations Advisor to make things happen for our customers at Brockwell Lido in Lambeth, London. The role is full time working 40 hours per week, paying £7.40 per hour."​

    http://www.leisurejobs.com/jobprofile-444677.html
     
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  12. Dexter Deadwood

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  13. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

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  14. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Nice to see The Ritzy staff in that link of yours.
     
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  15. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    Invitation to Tooting Lido Mid-Summer Relays

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    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
     
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  16. timothysutton1

    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.

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    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

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  17. OvalhouseDB

    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!
     
  18. Up the junction

    Up the junction Banned Banned

    15.7. Temp is on twitter every morning.
     
  19. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    Tooting Lido Swimming Relays

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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  20. Pop Tart

    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.
     
  21. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Lido Mike is your man.
     
  22. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    I was about to say the same
     
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  23. Lizzy Mac

    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.
     
  24. stockwelljonny

    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..
     
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  25. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart tartiflette

    Thank you both. Perfect! :)

    That's not quite what I came here looking for, yet desperately need to stretch... is it chanty and spiritual?
     
  26. Lizzy Mac

    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.
     
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  27. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart tartiflette

    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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  28. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart tartiflette

    SpamMisery Tricky Skills Do you ever use a wetsuit thing in the Lido pool? I am trying to overcome a wussy aversion to cold water (that's why I don't intend learning in the rec).
     
  29. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    I wear a mini wetsuit (short sleeves and legs) until the water goes above ten degrees. Absolutely fine now with just trunks or a costume. 20 degrees :D
     
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  30. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Are there lessons at the rec? :hmm: I need to improve/learn front crawl, but can't start until the lido will be too cold :oops: :D
     

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