Swim training sessions for SLSC members

Covid 19 (Coronavirus) update - indoor training to start soon!

You don’t need a Lido pass to join these sessions, just membership

Indoor swim training sessions

Monday evenings 8.30 – 9.30 at Ernest Bevin College pool, Beechcroft Road, SW17.

Term time only (closed during school holidays).

Indoor swim fitness sessions with coach Sarah held in 25m pools so space is limited. You must pre-book to secure a place.

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.

£6 per session. All sessions must be booked in advance. You will need to register with the booking system the first time you book.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) details:

These will be updated along with Government guidance. Government guidance will always override anything here.

Ernest Bevin School Covid-19 requirements to adhere to social distancing.

  • All sessions must be pre-booked, no turning up on the night.

  • Entrance is through the car park. Enter through reception, turn left through door to Pool side.

  • All swimmerss should arrive ‘beach ready’ (swim suits under clothes) to limit the time spent in changing rooms. Changing before training will be in on poolside. Changing rooms to be used only AFTER swimming, ideally as quickly as possible, if at all.

  • No showering.
  • Exit the building following one way system

Our Coaches:

Sarah Wolfenden comes to South London Swimming Club with over ten years’ experience teaching swimming to all levels, from nervous beginners through to competitive level. She was previously head swimming instructor/manager for Wandsworth and Balham Leisure Centre’s. Sarah is also a lifeguard trainer for the RLSS.

Sarah trained as a diver at Crystal Palace but it was her discovery of Tooting Bec Lido, first as a parent and winter swimmer and then as a lifeguard and duty manager that put her on course for a career in teaching and coaching swimming. She says she can be a bit obsessive about technique but her training and coaching sessions are all about fun, friendship, and fine-tuning the way we swim.

Her aim is to put together enjoyable sets that enable all levels of swimmers to achieve a good work-out, with lots of variety and the means to improve both technique and performance. Individuals can also look forward to useful tips on improving or correcting technique.

Club only membership costs just £30 (£23 for 19-25 year olds).

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 to SLSC entitles you to:

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 £7.90 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 £115 (concessions available) and allows you to swim at the Lido as often as you like til 31 March 2021