The South London Swimming Club is a members’ club, run by volunteers. It works closely with Wandsworth Council and Places for People who run and manage Tooting Bec Lido to ensure that the pool remains a viable and valued resource within, and for, the community.

We ask ALL members to volunteer in whatever way they can. Being an SLSC volunteer is a great way to meet new people, put names to faces you see at the Lido and generally have a lot of fun. Everyone’s got a skill to share so we’d love to hear from you.

If you’d like to find out more about getting involved in the SLSC come to the Sunday morning races (9.30 every Sunday followed by coffee, cake and chat) or send us an email: [email protected]

Below are some of the ways you can help:

  • GENERAL VOLUNTEER: The Club holds many events throughout the year. All these events need stewards, lap counters, marshals and much more. You can help on a one off basis for an event or make a regular commitment for a specific role.
  • STRONG ARMS: There’s a lot of physical work involved in preparing for some events. In particular the annual summer social event in June and the biennial Cold Water Swimming Championships in January. Other events require some setting up and taking down and offers of help are always appreciated.
  • BE PROACTIVE: Check out the event pages to see what coming up and come along and help.

We are currently seeking volunteers to join our Winter Handicapping team, just speak to Brian or Richard any Sunday.

If you’d like to get more involved by running an event, making a regular commitment or joining the SLSC committee here are some of the skills needed:

  • Enthusiasm above all
  • A wish to get involved in the Lido community
  • A friendly approach
  • Organising
  • Design
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Committee skills
  • Financial skills
  • Dealing with local authority

The SLSC Committee is responsible for the management of the Club and consists of up to 13 members elected at the AGM in March each year. A committee member serves a three year term. Vacancies normally occur each year. Nominations for the Committee must be received by 15 February each year.

There are many roles which can be filled by non-committee members, such as Social Secretary, Race Handicapper, Welfare Officer, Press Officer, Club Archivist plus many more.

For more information and details please contact [email protected]

Lipsey cup for outstanding support to SLSC

At the AGM each year we present this cup to someone who has made a significant contribution to the Club over a period of time. We have so many wonderful people who contribute in a host of different ways whether using their time, skills and expertise or support to others. This cup is for those whose efforts have not previously been recognised by award or publicity.

Previous winners:
2019: Helen Needham
2018: Charlotte Simon
2017: Chris Gore and Barbara Kohler
2016: Egg Sullivan and David Dunham
2015: Clare McRobbie
2014: Sue Rentoul
2013: Bob and Marion Pattison
2012: Yvonne and Cyril Wood
2011: Barry and Sue Bradley
2010: Betty Freddi