The South London Swimming Club is one of England’s oldest swimming clubs, founded in 1906, and has been holding races at Tooting Bec Lido since 1908.
While other lidos have closed or fallen into disrepair, Tooting Bec Lido thrives due to the commitment of the members of the South London Swimming Club and investment from Wandsworth Borough Council.
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 and have a contract for exclusive use of the Lido in winter.
The Club is run by volunteers and works closely with Wandsworth Council and Places for People Leisure who run and manage the Lido to ensure that the pool remains a viable and valued resource within, and for, the community.
As a club member, you not only get the best of swimming, but the chance to be part of something that really matters. All club members are expected to play a part in the running of the Club to ensure the future of the Lido.
If you are not a member, but would like to join the South London Swimming Club, please check our membership page.
Aficionados of cold water swimming claim it gives them the ultimate high, making them feel invigorated, even euphoric. Swimming in the depths of winter has been popular in Russia, China and Scandinavia for many years and is now increasing in popularity in the UK.