South London Swimming Club
The SLSC is a members’ club whose home is Tooting Bec Lido. It is the largest fresh water pool in England, encircled by trees and birdsong. The water is clear and cold and the welcome warm. We swim outdoors all year round and encourage people to share in these pleasures. We also work to preserve outdoor swimming pools for future generations.
We are one of England’s oldest swimming clubs, founded in 1906 and have been holding our races at Tooting Bec Lido since 1908. We are a very sociable and inclusive club with members from birth to 90 and every kind of swimmer from those wanting a leisurely meander through to long distance swimmers training for the Channel. We hold many events in addition to and alongside swimming activities.
The Club is run by volunteersand works closely with Wandsworth Council and People for Places Leisure who run and manage the Lido to ensure that the pool remains a viable and valued resource within, and for, the community.
Tooting Bec Lido is now open for the summer season: 6am to 8pm (last swim 7.30pm) until 31 August. 6am (or dawn) until 5pm (last swim 4.30pm) from 1 to 30 September. SLSC members only can swim from 5.15pm to dusk on weekdays in September.
If you are not a member, but would like to join the South London Swimming Club, please check our membership page.
UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2015
Saturday 24 January 2015 at Tooting Bec Lido. Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 UK Cold Water Swimming Championships the biggest and best yet.