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 open for the winter season to SLSC members only from 1 October 2014 to May 2015. Please show your membership card and sign in.
If you are not a member, but would like to join the South London Swimming Club, please check our membership page.
Please note: On Saturday 24 January 2015 the pool will be closed to all swimmers except those entered into the Championship Races and the Big Splash.
UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2015
Saturday 24 January 2015 at Tooting Bec Lido. Come and watch the hardy swimmers brave their ice cold races 9am - 3pm and marvel at the fabulous hats at this festival of cold-water fun, competition and bravery at Tooting Bec Lido, the spiritual home of cold water swimming. Spectators welcome, £2 entry on the day.
The 2015 Championships are kindly sponsored by ingage: www.ingage.com