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Brockwell Lido - chat, news and more

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

  1. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't use last night as a benchmark - everyone was out drowning their sorrows. I went for a calm-down swim and overheard the following:

    "But what will happen to all the delis?" :D

    I've just come back now and it's busy with Windrush swimmers getting ready for tomorrow's Aquathlon.
     
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  2. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    Water Polo – Brockwell Style

    The 2016 Brockwell Water Polo season opened to an unusually chilly 16·2°C start on Tuesday 31st May. Big thanks to everyone who came and braved the low temperature. Also big thanks to our wonderful coach Jim who kept us so busy none of us seemed to notice how cold it was.

    Our next session will be Tuesday 28th June. Book in advance from our online shop.

    www.brockwellswimmers.com
     
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  3. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    22C today. Perfect summer morning swim :cool:
     
  4. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Busy....

     
  7. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Mostly as it was closed due to an incident in the pool earlier today.

    Changing room loos aren't working again today either.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Blimey!

     
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  9. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I was there when that happened. It's the second time I've seen someone pulled out by a lifeguard this summer. Thank goodness for the lifeguards. It didn't stop proceedings for that long actually - the queues were long before and still long after.

    eta - and the showers have been down for 2 days now which is a bit icky.
     
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  10. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    Went for a swim this morning and you can no longer see the bottom because the water is so cloudy. Quite revolting.

    Bearing in mind that the filter system was built for twice the volume of water (the deep end used to be twice as deep) there really is no excuse.

    This isn't happening at Tooting, and there pool is twice as big. Why have Fusion Management allowed this to happen?

    This is the time the pool should look its best to try and encourage more swimmers to use it throughout the year,... and it looks its worst.

    Such a wasted opportunity.
     
  11. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Yes I agree. I was away for 2 weeks and on my return was disappointed to see how green the bottom has become. It has been cloudy the last few days but I assumed that was because of the volume of people in the pool. I'm off now that it's raining for a, hopefully much quieter, swim and if it's still cloudy that will be annoying. I hate not being able to see through the water when pool swimming as it's too easy to run into someone else. It's never fun getting a kick in the face or a broken digit.

    There have been a lot of angry people over the non-functioning of the showers etc - especially the spa/gym users. The sorts of things I've heard new visitors say is ... "This place is a shambles". Such a shame really. Also the facilities on the dry side are really run down, given it's their flagship premises. Even when functioning, there are always quite a few showers out of action and they very often smell of urine.

    I really do love the lido and there is a lot of good stuff about it, but it is annoying to see this kind of thing.
     
  12. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Had my first swim in there in ages a week or so ago. It was turning then. Very Olympics 2016.
     
  13. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Well part of the pool is now closed because the water is so cloudy it's too dangerous for the lifeguards to be able to do their jobs.
     
  14. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Crikey. Just when it is needed the most too.
     
  15. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Saw 4 people swimming before 9am on saturday morning :eek:

    My hands turned to ice just running around the park.
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Yikes. I checked yesterday and the water is just 3C according to Twitter.
     
  18. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    And one swimmer not in a wetsuit... changing rooms have been refurbished
     
  19. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sorry to hear that. We had hundreds of entries! My mate takes care of the comps so hopefully he'll make an announcement soon.
     
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  21. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    Will be well jealous of the winner, was hoping for this so I could commit to getting fit :D
     
  22. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Big queues since opening this morning.
     
  23. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I cycle down to swim before work daily - and the last few days the bike stands have all been full by 7am.

    Despite membership, Brockwell will be too hot and crowded for us today with the littl'uns. We're Tooting bound.
     
  24. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    Greetings from Ilkley lido! No queues but busier than I've ever seen it.
     

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  25. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    ooh, I've been planning to go there, maybe next weekend...
     
  26. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    It's well worth it. Spectacular view of the moors. Plus a proper Art Deco caff that does chips and ice cream (no cards). Recommend.
     
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  27. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    looks amazing. I want to come. Brockwell's nice but nothing like that, no horizons to gaze over.
     
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  28. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    I went to a lovely lido in Ingleton last summer - much smaller and less grand, but a heated pool so useable on days when it isn't super hot...
     
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    killer b Ennui Rollins

  30. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    That looks nice, but not a patch on Ilkley for the views and size. Ilkley is unheated mind, so it's brisk. There's an indoor heated pool but they close that on hot days as it's the north.
     
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