Get involved!


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

Around 650 swimmers from all over the world take part in over 100 races in water that is anything from 0ºC to 4ºC … wearing nothing but their swimming costumes, goggles and a hat.

Elaborate headwear is encouraged, and prizes given for the best hat creations.

The event is handled by hundreds of volunteers from the South London Swimming Club and members of the wider Tooting Bec Lido community.

Sponsorship opportunities

An enthusiastic audience for your brand

Sponsorship of the SLSC UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019 will raise your profile among a large, global community of committed, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about swimming, fitness and the outdoors.

Sponsorship brochure

A stall in the Grand Marquee

If you’re interested in having a stall, please fill out the stall form and forward it to the volunteer responsible for the Grand Marquee.

Please note that in some cases, we have an oversupply of particular types of stall, and we do not have space for traders who use vehicles.

Donate a prize

An opportunity to give your products as prizes for the grand raffle and best hat competition – promoted on our website and via enewsletter to our database of 5,000 people. Email