• 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 […]
  • Flying the flag for Brockwell 12 March 2017 - Brockwell Lido Swimmers fought off another successful battle to come last at the annual Heron Cup Invitation Relays at Tooting Lido. If nothing but consistent our ten strong team battled through the sixteen races to come third out our three. New to the team was Ashleigh McLeigh who produced a jaw dropping first width of […]
  • Indoor Water Polo Survey 22 February 2017 - Brockwell Swimmers would like to run a few more indoor sessions at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich before we get back to the Lido at the end of May. To ensure this is financially viable we need you to answer a few questions. With enough swimmers we are hoping to keep the cost to around £10 […]
  • March madness at the Tooting Invitation Gala 30 January 2017 - Brockwell Swimmers have again been invited to enter a team for the annual Tooting Lido Heron Invitation Gala happening Sunday 12th March. With our honour at stake this is surely a challenge we cannot refuse. The event is free to enter and will start prompt at 10am moving briskly through the races to finish at around 11:30am. We will need at least […]
  • Gala Day at the Tooting Championships 29 January 2017 - A gala day was had by Brockwell Swimmers at the seventh Tooting Cold Water Swimming Championships 2017. Our first two teams came a disappointing second to last in the relays, but triumphed in our third race by coming sixth out of six. Result! An amazing day full of fun and lots of cold water. Hats […]
  • Gone PHISH-ing at Parliament Hill 21 January 2017 - The annual Parliament Hill Ice Swim Hootenanny (PHISH) took place on the morning of Saturday 21st January. Never wanting to be outdone by the other London unheated pools, the water was cooled to a decidedly chilly 2°C! But with the sun shining, hot coffee and bacon butties on standby, and a very cosy 80°F sauna, […]
  • Studland Seahorse Swim 2nd July 14 January 2017 - East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club is organising its eight Seahorse open water swim across Studland Bay, near Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. This very popular annual swim is by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust. The event will be held in affiliation with the BLDSA […]
  • New indoor Winter Water Polo 14 January 2017 - Brockwell Swimmer’s Water Polo is back for an indoor winter event at Alleyn’s School pool in East Dulwich, just a stone’s throw from our normal home at the Lido. Thankfully the water will be a little warmer! Like the Summer evenings, this will be open to all abilities with the emphasis on fun rather than […]
  • Henley Classic 25th June 2017 28 December 2016 - The organisers of the Henley Classic 2.1K endurance swim (wet suit optional), happening on Sunday 25th June 2017, have agreed a 10% discount for Brockwell Swimmers. The event is a celebration of mid-summer, providing a unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of open water in the world at the […]
  • Happy New Year 2017 28 December 2016 - Hoping everyone had a swimmingly good Christmas and we look forward to a New Year packed with more fun aquatic events, both at Brockwell Lido and beyond. PS. We have a couple of places available for Team Brockwell at the Tooting Cold Water Swimming Championships happening Saturday 28 January 2017. CLICK HERE for more details. […]
  • Team Brockwell win medals in Poland 5 December 2016 - Brockwell Swimmers traveled to Poland to take part in the Fourth International Winter Swimming Championships. This year’s venue was the beautiful and historic port of Gdansk with the 25 metre course positioned at the marine in the centre of town. Following a welcome meeting at the ancient Merchants’ Hall, teams paraded their colours through the […]
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