Swim training sessions for SLSC members

Covid 19 (Coronavirus) update - all training sessions cancelled until further notice

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

All 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.

Wet and Dry fitness at Tooting Bec Lido

Saturday mornings 9.30 - 10.45 from 7 March to 30 May

Come along and get ready for the new season of events, have fun and get fit in and out of the water. Suitable for all levels of fitness - coach Patricia will make sure everyone is challenged!

Dry: 30 minutes, including a warm up and stretching. This class focuses on a series of bodyweight exercises to perform at your own pace for 30-60 seconds. Build your foundation, get fit and toned.

Wet: 30 minutes*. Concentrating on front crawl technique and efficiency through improving breathing, kicking and stroke mechanics. Wetsuits are strongly recommended given the water temperature at this time of year.
* Length of time spent in the water might be shorter til the water warms up.

Pay as you go - £7 per session. Pay poolside or BOOK NOW
Pay per month £20 for up to 4 sessions BOOK NOW
Pay for all sessions £55 for up to 11 sessions BOOK NOW

Email Tim for more information.

Indoor swim training sessions

Held in 25m pools so space is limited. Pre-booking advised to secure a place. You can also pay poolside, though we would prefer if you book in advance to save time. Your termly pass will grant you priority access to the sessions, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the session to register and guarantee your place in a lane.

Sunday mornings 10.45 - 11.45

Indoor swim fitness sessions with coach Claire at Alleyn’s School pool, Townley Rd, London SE22 8SU
Space for new swimmers available. Do join us.

Pay as you go - £7 per session. Pay poolside or BOOK NOW
Pay for Sunday morning winter term £45 for up to 8 sessions BOOK NOW

Monday evenings 8.30 – 9.30

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

Pay as you go - £7 per session. Pay poolside or BOOK NOW
Pay for Monday evening the winter term £40 for up to 8 sessions BOOK NOW

Outdoor swim training at Tooting Bec Lido

Monday and Thursday Summer evenings June to August

Our Summer evening training sessions at Tooting Bec Lido were a great success in 2019. We’ll be back in June 2020. Watch this space!

Open water training skills for kids at Tooting Bec Lido

Thursday evenings in July 7.45 - 8.45pm

On Thursdays in July, Coach Charlie will be running open water skills training at Tooting Bec Lido for kids aged 10 - 17 years. SLSC members only - £5 per session or book all four sessions for £12. Wetsuits or rash vests are advised, but not compulsory. Children must be competent swimmers. This is not a learn to swim session. Booking will open in June.

Our Coaches:

Patricia has been competing in Triathlon events for the past 14 years; during this time she has achieved a number of podium finishes. These events included Ironman, Tough Mudder, Sky Races and the SainteLyon, an ultra distance night run. Since 2014 Patricia has favoured SwimRun which has taken her to Norway, Sweden, Croatia, Switzerland, Italy, the Scilly Isles and Jersey, again achieving podium finishes with her partners, including a first place in Norway. With the wealth of knowledge gained through these races, Patricia took up coaching in 2016. She currently coaches swimming at the RAC on Pall Mall and is now offering her services to the SLSC.

Krista 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.

Claire has many years of experience coaching in the UK and abroad. She is passionate about outdoor swimming and loves to spread the joy of swimming to others. She likes to compete in any events that include water, especially overseas. She combines her teaching with her work as a nurse.

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. 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.

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 £7.70 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 £115 (concessions available) and allows you to swim at the Lido as often as you like til 31 March 2021