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What is the collective noun for winter swim training spots? I think I'll call it a 'shiver' of swims :)

Not all of these locations are open all the way through the winter and some are members only in the off season so check their websites for their cold water/winter programme.

sarah thelwall


Swims in this collection

  1. Parliament Hill Fields Lido

    Grade II listed in January 1999 as one of the finest surviving examples of a 1930s lido left in the UK. It measures 70m x...

  2. Tooting Bec Lido

    This lido is home to the thriving South London Swimming Club which swims all year round, with races every Sunday. A friendly lido, with...

  3. Hampstead Heath Ladies' Pond, London

    The Ladies' Pond on Hampstead Heath is available for year-round swimming. As the name implies, the pond is only available to female swimmers - but...

  4. Hampstead Heath Men's Pond, London

    The Men's Pond on Hampstead Heath is available for year-round swimming. As the name implies, the pond is only available to male swimmers -...

  5. The Trinkie, Wick

    In the first third of the twentieth century, pools were built along the east coast of Scotland by town councils eager to cash in on...

  6. Table Rocks

    seapool, abandoned but swimmable

  7. Bude Sea Pool

    Bude Sea Pool was built in the 1930s to provide a safe environment for swimming for the people of Bude. This semi-natural pool, measuring 91m...

  8. Portishead Open Air Pool

    Portishead Open Air Pool aka Portishead Lido is an open air pool built in 1962, 33m x 12.5, with stunning views of the Severn estuary...

  9. Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool

    20m sheltered freshwater pool. Built in the early 1900s and upgraded in the 1970s. Tel: 01364 642222

  10. La Vallette Bathing Pools

    The Bathing Places at La Vallette were constructed in the 19th century. The first pool to be built was the Horseshoe, completed in 1859-60. In...

  11. Jersey Marine Lake

    a tidal pool https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/channel-islands/jersey/victoria-pool.htm

  12. Havre des Pas, St Helier

    'We like it because swims vary from day to day' says Dilys. There are lots of different courses, from a short distances to much longer...

  13. Clevedon Lake

    There is ramped access to the lake. Stephen, who has been there with friends who helped him transition from chair to water, said, " A...

  14. Hatfield Marina

    swimmable apparently ....

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