SLSC training sessions

Swim training sessions for SLSC members

(you don’t need a Lido pass to join these sessions, just membership)

Monday and Thursday Summer evenings at Tooting Bec Lido

7.30 – 8.45pm from June – August 2019.

Sessions cost from £6 if paid for in advance

Pay as you go - £8 per session. Pay poolside or BOOK NOW
Pre pay ten sessions - Mondays and/or Thursdays £65 BOOK NOW
All Monday and Thursday sessions £135 (up to 25 sessions) BOOK NOW

Join our specialist coaching team for these fun swim training sessions focused on open water skills and distance training. Wetsuits are advised, but not compulsory.

Whether you’re looking to find your feet in open water, or have entered your first triathlon or long distance swim event, or perhaps you’re looking to podium at a national championship… Together the team look forward to working with you to improve your confidence and efficiency in the water. They will combine a mixture of technique work, video analysis, and fitness sets to help improve your swimming whatever your goal! Sessions are suitable for anyone aged 18 years or older looking to improve or maintain their swimming fitness level. Swimmers should be able to comfortably swim 1km in a pool.

NEW - Open water skills sessions for youngsters aged 10 - 17 years

Thursday evenings in July (4 sessions) 7.45pm - 8.45
£3 per session, turn up and pay on the night. Wetsuits or rash vests are advised to ward off the chill, but not compulsory. Children must be competent swimmer, able to swim a width of the pool comfortably. This is not a learn to swim session. Parental/guardian attendance required.

Monday evenings at Ernest Bevin School

8.30 – 9.30pm September 2018 to June 2019.

Sessions cost £7.

Indoor swim fitness sessions with coach Krista at Ernest Bevin School pool, Beechcroft Road, SW17.
Term time only (closed during school holidays)

Please email: for more information.

Saturday mornings 8.30-10am. 16 March - 25 May 2019.

Our Saturday morning training sessions have finished for the Summer season, but we hope to be back in September - watch this space!

Email Tim for more information.

Our Coaches:

Krista, a swimmer herself, has over 20 years experience teaching and coaching swimming. Originally from Canada, she fell in love with outdoor and open water swimming after moving to the UK. A swimmer, runner and cyclist, she can also be found coaching stand up paddle boarding when not at her desk as the Business Manager at a North London swim club.

Simon is a full time professional IRONMAN and British Triathlon certified coach with ASA Level 2 and NOWCA recognition. He learned freestyle swimming as an adult, and is now regularly in the top 5% of swimmers out of the water at events. Having led the SLSC Saturday morning Triathlon training programme Simon is looking forward to helping swimmers of all abilities develop their swimming this summer at the Lido.

Ali is a marathon swimmer, STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach and Swim England Level 2 Swim Teacher. She is founder the Women’s Swimming Collective and Contributing Editor of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine. Ali came to open water swimming via triathlon; re-learning to swim front crawl as an adult and is passionate about helping everyone enjoy the water.

If you are not a member, but would like to join the South London Swimming Club, please check our membership page. Club only membership should be taken out in advance.

Club only membership costs just £29 (£23 for 19-25 year olds).

Club only membership to SLSC entitles you to:

  • improve your swimming at our Monday evening indoor training sessions from September to May and our Monday and Thursday evening open water training sessions at the Lido from June to August
  • Saturday morning triathlon training at the Lido March to May
  • water polo and synchronised swimming evening sessions in June and July
  • reduced fees for open Club events, such as the Aquathon series and SwimRun
  • reduced fees when you join the British Triathlon Federation (BTF). SLSC is affiliated to the BTF, look for South London Swimming Club when you select your club.

What club only membership does NOT entitle you to:

  • Free entry into Tooting Bec Lido.
    You must pay entry to the Lido during normal public opening times. This is £7.70 per swim, concessions available, to swim at the Lido from June to September only. You do not need to pay entry to the Lido when attending Monday and Thursday coaching sessions, galas, 110-length challenge or parties as they are held out of normal opening hours. You will need to pay to enter the lido to swim in the Sunday morning races.
  • You cannot swim through the winter, from October to May, when the pool is closed to the public. You cannot use the club sauna in the winter.
  • You can add an SLSC Annual Lido Pass to your Club membership which costs £110 (concessions available) and allows you to swim at the Lido as often as you like til 31 March 2020