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An on-going challenge to swim in 100 different locations and explore an inspiring network of new water.

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Swims in this collection

  1. Charlton Lido

    The Lido at Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club is the Capital's second 50m heated outdoor pool, located in Hornfair Park. Fitness lane swimming is always...

  2. Serpentine Lido, Hyde Park

    The Serpentine, a lake in the centre of London's Hyde Park, has a marked out lido area and plenty of opportunities for the swimmer. During...

  3. London Oasis Swimming Pool

    Right in the centre of Covent Garden and overlooked by flats and an 11-storey office block, this chlorinated, heated pool offers an unusual swim in...

  4. 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...

  5. Peterborough Lido

    Freshwater heated lido 50m x 18m with eight lanes in the main pool. There are separate teaching and paddling pools, and sunbathing and terraced...

  6. Billinghay Community Swimming Pool

    25m x 10m freshwater heated pool (27� to 29�C). In the heart of the village and run by a committee of volunteers. Tel: 01526 861...

  7. Kyle of Tongue

    Beautiful setting and lots of easy access points. Backed by Ben Loyal and Ben Hope, especially beautiful when they are snow capped. Parking is hard...

  8. Jubilee Park Swimming Pool

    This 33m x 13m freshwater, heated pool is set among pine woods. Tel: 01526 353 478

  9. Walpole Bay Sea Pool

    Very large sea pool in Cliftonville just outside of Margate

  10. Crummock Water

    Beautiful placid water in the V of the mountains. A handful of small islands you can swim out to (though fairly heavily covered with bird...

  11. Buttermere

    Lovely lake with an easy flat round-lake track. Perfect spots for striking out from shallow beaches. Path can be busy but the water is always...

  12. Overbeck Bridge, Wastwater

    The water here is very cold and clear, with a car park close to the site. There is a nearby river entrance, meaning that...

  13. Mermaid Beach, Folkestone

    Nice sand and shingle beach with a bay sheltered from the waves. Can be busy in summer but, as always, the sea is always quieter...

  14. Balnakeil

    Beautiful sandy beach with dramatic dunes and views. Limited parking at end of road. Coffee shop/bookshop at Balnakeil craft village worth a visit afterwards

  15. Minehead Bay

    Swim to the harbour or swim from post to post to post, whatever takes your fancy. The tide goes out a long way so you...

  16. Firemore Beach

    Beautiful red-hued sand and stone beach with a central headland that divides it into 2 bays. Beautiful water and surroundings. Small parking area across the...

  17. Low Wood Bay, Windermere

    Home of the Great North Swim for the past ten years - the swim operates from the water sports centre and strikes out parallel to...

  18. Loch Ard

    Lovely peaceful lake, rowing boats and canoes and a handful of other swimmers. Clear water and steep banks, but worth the scramble to get in....

  19. Loch Drunkie

    Superb loch; swim in still black water among overhanging trees. Access it via the Three Lochs Forest Drive. There is a picnic spot with picnic...

  20. Loch Achray

    Easily accessed from the "Three Lochs Drive". There are several possible entry points. If you walk down from the road you reach an iron red...

  21. Loch Lubnaig, The Trossachs

    A picturesque deep fresh water loch. Depending on water levels there will be a sharp drop into deeper water a few feet from the beach. This is...

  22. Maillarrochy Bay

    Lovely swim in Loch Lomond

  23. Great Scottish Swim, Loch Lomond

    A great organised swim, usually at the end of August. 250m, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5k and 10k options. Beautiful setting and strong camaraderie.

  24. Stone Bay, Broadstairs

    Lovely sandy bay, quieter than the main beach. Lifeguard service in summer. White cliffs and pastel beach huts line the shore and the water is...

  25. Mudeford Sandbanks

    A sandy spit with huge luxurious beach huts, a nature reserve on one side and views out to the Isle of Wight on the other....

  26. Hengistbury Head

    Hengistbury Head is the wild curved beach at the end of Bournemouth and Southbourne beaches. It is sand and shingle and a lot more natural...

  27. Dumpton Gap

    One of Broadstairs's seven bays, this sandy beach is backed by white chalk cliffs. This is as far along the beach as you can walk...

  28. Fairlight Cove

    Beautiful, wild-feeling cove, accessed by walking along from Pett level. Park in the village of Pett, by the toilets, and walk round till you reach...

  29. London Fields Lido

    The original lido was opened in 1931, closed during World War 2, renovated in the 1950s and then closed from 1988 to 2006 when it...

  30. Tankerton-on-Sea

    Rural Blue Flag shingle beach backed by steep grassy slopes that include a small SSI. Groynes at c.25m intervals are used for shelter and ease...

  31. Porthtowan Tidal Pool, Cornwall

    A lovely tidal pool that is quite secluded. It's fun to sit on the concrete wall and watch the waves.

  32. Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull

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