Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019

Tooting Bec Lido, London

Saturday 26th January 2019

The 8th UK Cold Water Swimming Championships will take place at Tooting Bec Lido, London on Saturday 26 January 2019.

Entries for the event will open on this website on Thursday 18 November 2018. To be sure you receive updates, why not sign up to our newsletter.

At the last UK Championships in 2017, we welcomed over 800 swimmers from 17 nations. We expect 2019 to beat that record attendance, so make a date in your diary and come along and join us!

In addition to the day’s races, there will be entertainment, refreshments and attractions for both swimmers and spectators.

The South London Swimming Club looks forward to welcoming you at Tooting Bec Lido in January!

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Sponsorship opportunities

The SLSC UK Cold Water Swimming Championships are a unique swimming event providing competition, cold, fun and bravery in an iconic setting.

CWSC swimming categories

The SLSC UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019 will include individual races, team relays and a mass jump-in as part of the opening ceremony.

CWSC race fees

How much you pay will depend on which races you enter.

CWSC frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about the championships? See if we have answered it here.

CWSC rules

Please check out the rules and guidance for all competitors.

Getting to Tooting Bec Lido

The car park has very limited space. Here are other ways to get there on foot, bike or public transport.

CWSC charities

Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, dedicated to ending homelessness, will be our charity partner.