• Win a pair of Maru Goggles 18 November 2017 - Those lovely people at Swimming Times have given us a fabulous pair of  Maru Competition Swimming Goggles for you to win in our November competition. The Maru‘s Pulse Mirror Goggles come in a lightweight design making them ideal for competition or training. They have a mirrored lens with a stylish gold tinted finish which reduces […]
  • AGM Wednesday 15th November 7 November 2017 - This is a quick reminder of the Brockwell Swimmers AGM Annual General Meeting happening Wednesday 15th November at the Prince Regent pub, opposite the Lido, starting 7:30pm prompt. You will find us at the big table to the right of the bar. Lots to talk about including Water Polo, ASA Affiliation, Swim Sessions 2018, Planned […]
  • Crisis Relay Swim 9th December 7 November 2017 - Brockwell Swimmers are putting Relay Teams together for the Crisis Mid Winter Swim happening at the Lido on Saturday 9th December at 11am. Four members per team each swimming one width. Great fun for a great cause. The registration fee is £26.08 (per person) which welcomes someone who is homeless in from the cold at […]
  • It’s a Hoot at Parliament Hill Lido 3 November 2017 - Our sister North London sister Lido will be holding their annual Parliament Hill Icy Swim Hootenanny, PHISH for short, on Saturday 20th January. This is always a pilgrimage for cold water swimmers from across the UK and beyond and always good fun. Swimmers can enter as a team or individually. To join Team Brockwell book […]
  • Club Swim Sessions 2018 27 October 2017 - We will be running some pilot indoor Club Swim Sessions starting January 2018 and would like your feedback on what you would like to learn or practice? Please complete this short survey…   Club Swim Sessions 2018 was last modified: October 27th, 2017 by brockwellswim_adminshare on...
  • Book Review – Swell a Waterbiography 18 October 2017 - Jenny’s starts her Waterbiography with memories of her chin-wobbling Aunty Mary taking her to Birmingham’s gloomy Sparkehill Baths for her first lessons in swimming, the only real instructions being to just “get in the water”. Not exactly the most inspiring of starts, but this first dip was to lead to a love affair with water […]
  • Fusion Cold Water Swimming Gala 18 October 2017 - The Fusion organised Cold Water Swimming Gala happening Saturday 11th November has now been cancelled. Apologies if you were looking forward to this. Hopefully more positive news soon. Save Save Save Fusion Cold Water Swimming Gala was last modified: November 3rd, 2017 by brockwellswim_adminshare on...
  • CASC Registration for Brockwell Swimmers 12 October 2017 - At a Special General Meeting on the 1st October members present voted in favour of CASC, Community Amateru Sport Club, status. This has now been approved by the Inland Revenue so if you were unable to make that meeting we thought we’d better explain what this means. The Community Amateur Sports Club scheme was introduced […]
  • Raising money for MacMillan 2017 8 October 2017 - Team Brockwell again helped raise money for the MacMillan Cancer Support charity at their annul All Out Swim at Brockwell Lido. Always a great event, well organised and well attended. Well done Paola, Claire, Tim and Betony for swimming the 100 lengths, without wet suits. So far we have managed to raise £860 and would […]
  • Fun with friends at Frensham 8 October 2017 - Brockwell Swimmers went for our last 2017 monthly Swim/Walk from Farnham to Frensham Pond on Sunday 24th September. Originally planned for the Saturday, when it poured with rain, the rescheduling of the day proved fortuitous as we had near perfect walking conditions. Warm weather, bit of sun and a bit of cloud. Ten of us, […]
  • Swim Drill – Basic Freestyle Technique 22 September 2017 - We are often asked about swim technique so we have trawled the internet to find you some useful advice. First up is Freestyle where we found this set of videos by American coach Mary Jo who explains the five basic drills taking you towards your perfect technique. Ensure you use the full movement of your […]
  • Swim the difference for MacMillan 23 August 2017 - We’re putting a team together to raise money for the MacMillan cancer charity’s All Out Swim happening Saturday 30th September. We have pledged to swim 5K (100 lengths) in relay and need four members. If more members want to swim we’ll make up another team. It’s the perfect combination of swimming and raising money for […]
  • Farnham to Frensham 2017 21 August 2017 - Farnham to Frensham Great Pond (or on to Bentley Station) Sunday 24th September. This is taken from Wild Swimming Walks, walk number 4, distance 8 (or 13) miles. We will be meeting at Brockwell Lido Car Park at 10am, Sunday 24th September, then driving down to Farnham Station arriving at 11:10am. Please let us know […]
  • Testing the Watering Holes of Hampstead 21 August 2017 - Great to see some new faces at our annual trek round Hampstead Heath on Sunday 19th August. Yet again we found a new route which this year included a pub for lunch thanks to Sue’s recommendation. Starting at sister Lido Parliament Hill Fields for a refreshing 18·8°C plunge followed by some very tasty coffee and […]
  • Winter Water Polo is Back! 11 August 2017 - Following our three awesome Polo seasons at the Lido, and our earlier experiment with indoor sessions, we’re excited to announce another season of 15 winter indoor sessions. This time we’ll be at St Joseph’s College, Beulah Hill, London SE19, and coached by the amazing Hannah, who many of you will have met at our summer […]
  • Stock Exchange Races July 2017 27 July 2017 - With so many Summer swimming events happening, July was a busy time for Team Brockwell and included an invitation from Tooting Lido to take part in the annual Stock Exchange Races. We first entered two teams for the 4 x 4 Relays on Wednesday evening 19th, where we actually didn’t come last! We must be […]
  • I say Lido, you say Lido 27 July 2017 - Brockwell swimmers headed down to East Sussex on Saturday 23rd July for our third swim walk of the year. First stop was the beautiful Pells Pool on the outskirts of Lewes. This 46 metre fresh water pool is a lido lovers dream. The water was clear, fresh and (allegedly) 22°C  on this particular morning. Curiously, […]
  • Heading for the Heath 20th August 27 July 2017 - We’re off for our annual August stroll round Hampstead Heath on Sunday the 20th, starting at Parliament Hill Lido, a splash at the mixed pond, and finishing with a glorious swim at the mens or ladies pond. Meet outside Brixton Tube Station at 10am. We then travel to to Kentish Town, via Victoria and Northern […]
  • Winter Water Polo Coach needed 27 June 2017 - OK there is good news and bad news for Winter Water Polo. GOOD NEWS – we’ve found an indoor pool which we can hire every Sunday 4:30pm to 5:30pm in Streatham, September to December. BAD NEWS – we need to find a qualified Water Polo coach and a certified Life Guard. Can you help? Please […]
  • Henley Classic 2017 27 June 2017 - On Sunday 25th June eight brave Brockwell Swimmers headed for Henley to complete the dawn, laser beamed, 2.1Km, upstream, mad-for-it, Thames swim. Bit of a shock to the system waking up at that unearthly hour, but at least the roads were clear and after just one hour of driving we were there. Very quickly marshaled […]
  • Pells Pool to Saltdean Swim/Walk 27 June 2017 - Make a note in your diary for a coast swim/walk on Saturday 22nd July. We’ll be taking the 9:17am train from London Victoria to Lewes for a swim at the charming Pells Pool lido. Suitably refreshed we’ll then be taking an 9 mile walk along the South Downs Way to the newly re-opened Saltdean Lido. […]
  • Tooting Relay Results 27 June 2017 - The results are in from the Tooting Mid-Summer Relays and our two Teams Brockwell thankfully, despite tradition, did not come last! In fact we came a respectful 12th and 16th out of 22 in our age categories. Well done Gillian , Alexandra, Timothy, David, Kathryn, Paola, Sabrina and Peter for swimming the 4 lengths each […]
  • Hastings and all that… 11 June 2017 - Following a thankful change in weather forecast, Brockwell Swimmers headed for a sunny Hastings to complete the first of our four Walk Swims 2017. The group met at platform 12 St Pancras (some only just making the train) and headed for Three Oaks station via Ashford International to start walk number 25 from the Wild […]
  • Recruiting for Tooting – 21st June Relays 14 May 2017 - Tooting Bec Lido are inviting local clubs to their annual Midsummer Relay Races on the evening of Wednesday 21st June at 7:30pm. This will also be the venue for our regular Swim Social evening (normally held at the Prince Regent) so even if you are not swimming please come along and support our teams. Brockwell […]
  • Hastings Swim/Walk 10th June 14 May 2017 - Brockwell Swimmers are heading for Hastings for our first Swim/Walk of 2017 on Saturday 10th June. We’ll be meeting at Brixton Tube Station at 8:30am then catching the 9:34am fast train from St Pancras to Three Oaks where the walk starts. We would definitely recommend you book your ticket early to ensure you get a […]
  • Swim Walk Diary Dates 2017 26 April 2017 - Make a note in your diary because Brockwell Swimmers are heading for the country this Summer for some more jaunts in the fresh air and wild swimming in open water. Saturday 10th June – East Sussex, Three Oaks to Hastings Saturday 22nd July – South Downs, Pells Pool to Saltdean Lido Sunday 20th August – […]
  • More Water Polo Players Please 24 April 2017 - Our Water Polo Sessions have proved popular, but we need more players to make the Summer Lido sessions financially viable. As well as paying for equipment and our coach, we also have to pay around £300 club insurance to cover the eight evenings we are allowed to play at Brockwell. Please help spread the word […]
  • Swimathon 2017 for Marie Curie 8 April 2017 - Team Brockwell took part in Swimathon 2017 at the Lido on Saturday 8th April raising £1,407.32 [now risen to £1,662.20] for Marie Curie; an amazing charity who care for people living with terminal illness, offering expert care, guidance and support for them and their families. Our JustGiving page is still open so if you wish […]
  • Who is running the Lido? 31 March 2017 - There seems to be some confusion from members as to who is running our lido so we thought we would have an attempt at trying to unravel the mystery of what is going on. Here goes… The property is owned by Lambeth Council, the appointed managing company is Fusion Lifestyle and the body set up […]
  • Water Polo 2017 – book now 27 March 2017 - We’re excited to announce the dates for Brockwell Water Polo 2017. For the colder months we have six indoor sessions at the nearby Alleyn’s School indoor pool in Dulwich, and then eight outdoor sessions at the Lido when the weather, and the water, gets warmer. Click here to book  –  Members  –  Non-Members Places are […]
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