South London Swimming Club kicked-off the lido's centenary year by holding the UK's first Cold Water Swimming Championships. This had been inspired by a visit to Finland the previous year. Search under 'Finlan...
The programme for the 5th Cold Water Swimming Championships held at the Lido on 22 January 2011.
The programme for the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships held at the Lido on 26 January 2013.
South London Swimming Club members Lizzy Hearn and Alan Johnson celebrated their wedding at the lido where they met.
A postcard of the famous cubicle doors. They were originally painted green and only acquired their bright seaside colours in the 1980s. Photograph by South London Swimming Club member Jonathan Buckley, c. 1996.
Certificate of Incorporation for Bec Swimmers Ltd, a sub-section of the South London Swimming Club. 12.08.1992.
100 yards was launched in November 2001 to supplement the newsletter sold to members. It was aimed at a readership beyond the lido and was used as a marketing tool. The first editor was Helen Oldfield.
The programme for the 4th Cold Water Swimming Championships held at the Lido on 24 January 2009.
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