Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019

Tooting Bec Lido, London

Saturday 26th January 2019

Entries are now CLOSED for the 8th UK Cold Water Swimming Championships which take place at Tooting Bec Lido, London on Saturday 26 January 2019.

Entries for both individual races and team relays have SOLD OUT!

You can still enter the jump in for charity please visit

We look forward to welcoming over 800 swimmers from 14 nations.

In addition to the day’s races, there will be entertainment, refreshments and attractions for both swimmers and spectators. Spectators are just £3 on the day, so make a date in your diary and come along and join us!

You will find all the information about the championships in the links below but if you need to you can contact us on

For a feel of the championships do read Jenny Landreth’s article here.

GIBC Digital are the headline sponsor for the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships. GIBC

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

CWSC Grand Raffle

A huge thank you to our supporters who have donated lots of fabulous prizes for our RAFFLE!

Take a look at what’s on offer and buy your tickets today!

CWSC timetable for the day

Check out the race times and see what’s happening when on the day!

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.

CWSC supporters

We would like to thank the wonderful organisations that support the championships.

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.

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.

Where to stay

There are a variety of hotels where you can stay that are in easy reach of Tooting Bec Lido.

Press and Media

The Championships attract extensive media coverage. If you are from the press and would like to cover the event get in touch to book interviews and a press pass.

CWSC Gallery

To give a flavour of the event see photos of the championships in previous years

CWSC charities

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