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Open water site in SE London

deeessdeeess Posts: 150
I'm heading over to Upminster on Saturday for a 7am session with Swimfortri. They do open water technique or fitness sessions.


15 quid a pop for technique coaching, or 5 quid for fitness training.


  • deeessdeeess Posts: 150
    Anyone know of any (relatively) near to Lewisham? I am finally christening my wetsuit this weekend.

    The Thames does not count!
  • j27rtj27rt Posts: 102
    Not really open water swimming but Charlton Lido is now open and encourage the use of wetsuits. I am heading down Saturday morning.
  • deeessdeeess Posts: 150
    absolutely perfect! thanks. if you see a 6'4'' skinny chap in foor wetsuit on saturday that'll be me
  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381
    Tooting Bec Lido is open all year and again they are happy for you to use wetsuits there.


    it's a 90m pool too [:D]

  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    there's one in Charlton - fantastic, I am away this weekend, but next week i am likely to head down there.
  • j27rtj27rt Posts: 102
    The link to the Charlton Lido is http://www.gll.org/centre/charlton-lido.asp

    If anyone sees a guy splashing and sinking in a Sailfish wetsuit say hi!
  • its heated (so you don't really need a wetsuit but plenty do use them anyway for practice) - london fields lido in hackney. a really amazing pool, 50m long outdoor lido, open all year round during daylight hours so from 6am or something currently. Serpentine lido for 110m bouyed off area of the river (and get some cycling in getting there and back, or do a run around hyde park whilst you are there) - not busy and often only people you see in the water are triathletes in training. Roydon in Essex also for open water lake swimming. happy swimming....
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    Just found this website which might be useful too

  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381
    That's a brilliant find.
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