Brockwell Lido - chat, news and more

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  1. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

    Tooting Cold Water Championships 2019
    Three Brockwell Swimmers relay teams took part in the Tooting Cold Water Swimming Championships held Saturday 26th January 2019. This very impressive event is organised every two years by the South London Swimming Club and attracts cold water devotees from all over the UK and beyond, including teams from Finland, Belgium and East Germany! Great for the sport and also good publicity for Tooting Bec Lido.

    With over 600 swimmers competing, and a very high standard, we were not expecting any medals, but just to take part in the event was reward enough. Thanks to team members: Lou, Leah, Amit and Tess (Team1); Peter, Alison, Giles and Tracy (Team 2); Tim, Gillian, Penny and Hillary (Team 3); for braving the surprising mild 4°C. Thanks also to SLSC and their 200 volunteers for keeping us all safe. Great job, well done.

    Their next Championships will be January 2021 in two years time. It seems such a long time to wait!

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  2. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

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    Murder Mystery Swim Weekend
    Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May.
    For a jolly bank holiday brimmed full of action, murder and adventure, Brockwell Swimmers are off to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on the Dorset South Coast. Oh how we do like to be beside the seaside!

    As if the usual swimming and socialising weren’t already enough to have a spiffing good time, we are throwing in some added mystery, games, murder and mayhem. Here’s the plan…

    Sunday 5th May
    Meet at Brockwell Lido car park 6:30am or Lulworth Cove at 9am. Swims will be condition dependent and we will not know the exact tide direction until a couple of weeks in advance. Let us know if you have a car and can offer a ride or would like a lift and we will coordinate car shares.

    Heaps of open water swim options depending on tides and conditions. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we can swim the one and a half miles to Durdle Door.

    In the afternoon we will get quizzical with a treasure hunt. It will be a ton of fun and you will even learn a thing or twelve about the local area.

    For the evening we’ll hunker down at the Red Lion for a well-earned supper (menu and price to be confirmed), parlour games and then catch that murderer in our midst!

    Monday 6th May
    Further swimming delights from coach Steve are promised, details to be announced.

    We’re aiming to be on our way home by 12pm after a pot of tea or two and lots and lots of ginger biscuits and jam tarts.

    Price for swimming guidance
    Sunday and Monday £70 – Sunday only £40. Book via our Swim Sessions shopping page.

    Accommodation
    Limited B&B rooms are available at the Red Lion for a special offer of £70 per night per person (contact the club to arrange). Also camping/caravan and electric hook-up options also available for £20 a night.

    Other local B&Bs and Hotels are available to book independently, which we suggest you do so early as it is a bank holiday weekend.

    Swimming
    Water temperature is expected to be in the region of 10°C – 12°C degrees. Wetsuits are not essential but may be preferred. Swims will range in length from 1 km to 5 km and swimmers need to be capable of a 2 km swim unsupported.

    KIT LIST

    Tow Bag (available from Steve).

    Light change of warm clothes and towel to go in Tow Bag.

    Wet shoes.

    Fins (if required).

    Whistle (available from Steve).
     
  3. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

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    The Brockwell Swimmers club are in urgent need of an ASA level 3 'swimming' coach for their Summer Water Polo sessions at the Lido.

    Their Monday evening recreational games have proved a great success over the last four years and helped build the club to over 150 members. The recreational team play indoors during the Winter and were hoping to again brave the colder waters of the Lido for ten Monday evening sessions 8pm starting 27th May.

    However, their regular coach is now unable to attend Monday evenings and finding a replacement with these high levels of 'swimming' qualifications is proving impossible. Unless the club can find someone fast there will be no Water Polo at the Lido this year, and the players will move to Tooting Lido, where they are not required to supply a 'swimming' qualified coach. Probably a permanent move.

    Water Polo is a great team game, great exercise and a great way to meet other swimmers. The sport combines speed and strength, as well as learning new skills and a high level of fitness. A refreshing change from trudging endless lengths in the pool on your own. For an outline of the basic rules visit the Swim England web site.

    Because of its depth, Brockwell Lido is the only pool in Lambeth where the sport can be played correctly. Unless the club can find a qualified 'swimming' coach soon Water Polo will be moving out of the borough to Wandsworth.

    To contact the club go to their web site at www.brockwellswimmers.com
     
  4. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

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  5. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

    Please note that this event has been cancelled.
     
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  7. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

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    CALLING ALL SWIMMERS
    Thursday 1st August 8-9pm
    Clubs from across London will be competing at Brockwell Lido’s Summer Club Relays. If you would like to be involved either as a swimmer, volunteer or spectator please get in touch.
    This event celebrates the Lido’s sporting history and the swimming community who support it. Last year’s Spring event saw over one hundred swimmers competing in this fun friendly event.
    Find more details on our web site www.brockwellswimmers.com/august-club-relays
     
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  8. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

    Following a meeting with Fusion, Brockwell Swimmers have now been promised hire of the pool for seven Monday Water Polo sessions (first session is FREE) and Club Relays (Thursday 1st August 8pm to 9pm, swimmers wanted). We hope this is the start of a more positive relationship between the club and the managing company.

    Tim Sutton
    (Club Chair)
     
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  9. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if there is a bar at The Lido? Or could you get away with having a beer or two (BYO) whilst there?

    Might pop down later, but want to enjoy a beer in the sun as well. The latter might outweigh the former if there is a booze ban.
     
  10. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Don't go to a lido if you want to booze in the sun.
     
  11. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Im not talking about getting shitfaced. Just wondering if its permitted to do something that a grown up is generally permitted to do in most places around the world, which is have a swim, then a relax afterwards with a beer.
     
  12. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    Brixton lido staff search people for booze like El Al Airlines do for bombs. Seriously. Even kids bags if they are with adults.
     
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  13. TopCat

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    Tooting lido easier to get booze in but you can't have a ciggie without a complaint being made and getting asked to leave.
     
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  14. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    First week of the summer holidays? It'll be rammed. Queues out of the park and past the florence and half way to dulwich. Good luck.
     
  15. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    thanks for the info, i had a feeling it might be like that.

    shame really!
     
  16. TopCat

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    Yeah it will be one in one out.
     
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  17. TopCat

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    I'm going to paddle in the Wandle.
     
  18. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    It's great having some outdoor spaces that arent colonised by pissed up dickheads the moment the sun comes out tbf
     
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  19. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of going later on, around 8pm. According to google last night, there was "a lot more people than usual" there at 9pm. How they knew that, im intrigued to know!
     
  20. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Location data from people's mobile phones
     
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  21. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Queue was still around the block last night between 6.30 - 7.
     
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  22. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Gutted that they've got rid of those £100 / 100 swims membership this year. You can still buy a book of swims in advance but you can't pop in and out like you could before. So I've bought a paddling pool from Argos.
     
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The days of rocking up to the Lido with a bag full of cans are looooong gone. And it'll be rammed today/tonight.
     
  24. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

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    Indoors Water Polo is Back


    Following a successful Summer season at Brockwell we are moving back indoors, starting Monday 29th July, to Alleyn’s Boys School just 10 minutes up the road from the Lido; drive, cycle or catch the number 37 bus, which stops outside the door. This is a great pool which we have used before so we are looking forward to a full Winter of aquatic mayhem with coach Carl Hill.

    Water Polo is an energetic team game, wonderful exercise and a great way to meet other swimmers. The sport combines speed and strength, as well as learning new skills and a high level of fitness. A refreshing change from trudging endless lengths in the pool on your own. For an outline of the basic rules visit the Swim England web site.

    Our sessions are open to all levels of players, from complete beginners to seasoned shooters. All are coached by professional and national-league players. The one hour session normally starts with basic skill techniques, finishing with a team match before decanting to the pub for a ‘game analysis’.

    Sessions are open to competent swimmers who are comfortable treading water at the deep end of the pool (there is a lot of treading water). No goggles, eyewear or jewellery can be worn during the sessions to avoid injury. If you wear glasses or hard contact lenses, we recommend you wear disposable contact lenses for the session.

    Protective swim caps, balls and goals are provided by the club. Just bring your swimming cossie, a towel and your enthusiasm. Water Polo sessions are for club members only.

    To book your place at our next session visit our Polo Booking shop page. Discount available for block booking.

    Any questions please get in touch via the Contact Us page.
     
  25. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

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  27. TopCat

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  28. shakespearegirl

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    The Lido are posting on Facebook saying the whole site is now closed, including the gym
     
  29. 8ball

    8ball Can be a bit of a git sometimes

    Surely a fire hose would chill people out a bit.
     
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  30. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    fucksake - I'm booked in for air conditioning boxercise
     
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