Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society
Roger Deakin waxed lyrical about this London institution in Waterlog. It was the first stop on Joe Minihane’s retracing of Waterlog for his own book, Floating: A Life Regained.
The Lido also hosts an annual Crisis Midwinter Swim Series. Dive into the icy water of the country’s largest fresh water lido at Tooting Bec and raise money to help someone take their first steps out of homelessness.
See https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/events/swim/icebreaker-tooting/ for further information
Description by Wildswim who added this swim
This lido is home to the thriving South London Swimming Club which swims all year round, with races every Sunday. A friendly lido, with the SLSC holding events such as the World Winter Swimming Championships in 2008, complete with plastic icebergs, hot tubs and competitors from Russia and Finland. Popular with channel swimmers and winter swimmers. (Swimming Club website: www.slsc.org.uk)
Tel: 0208 871 7198