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World Cold Water Swimming Championships 2008

After holding UK-wide Cold Water Swimming Championships in 2006 and 2007, the South London Swimming Club went one better in 2008 and played host to the World Cold Water Swimming Championships on 9 & 10 Februar...

World Cold Water Swimming Championships 2008

UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2007

The programme for the 2nd UK Cold Water Championships organised by the South London Swimming Club and held at the Lido on 24 March 2007.

UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2007

Opening Day 28 July 1906: 3/4

Tooting Bathing Lake was opened by Alexander Glegg, the Mayor of Wandsworth, on Saturday 28 July 1906. Dignitaries from the London County Council (which owned the pool) were also present, as well as the Revere...

Opening Day 28 July 1906: 3/4

Opening Day 28 July 1906: 4/4

Alfred French was the first bathing attendant at the new pool. He is unlikely to have had the skills of a modern-day lifeguard. He was accorded the honour of being allowed to take the first official dive into ...

Opening Day 28 July 1906: 4/4

Spring cleaning

A rowing-boat is used to facilitate cleaning the pool during spring 2002. In the background the new entrance, designed by WM Martin of London, is still under construction ahead of its opening in May 2002. The ...

Spring cleaning

Martin Ireland

Wandsworth Borough News, 17/08/2005. Local artist Martin Ireland was artist-in-residence at the lido in August 2005, giving free painting lessons poolside.

Martin Ireland

Letter to Clapham Picture House

A letter from South London Swimming Club member Sarah Giles making arrangements for the screening of a video about the Lido at Clapham Picture House on 20 October 1996. The video had been shot by a student for...

Letter to Clapham Picture House

Refurbishment Proposals 1996

Minutes of the Leisure & Amenities Sub-Committee of Wandsworth Borough Council, 13/02/1996, outlining proposals for a joint Council/South London Swimming Club bid for Sports Lottery money to upgrade the facili...

Refurbishment Proposals 1996

Listed Theatre Performance

On 5 & 6 July 2010 the Listed Theatre Company gave a live performance at the lido in celebration of lidos generally.

Listed Theatre Performance

SLSC Letter to London County Council

The first recorded letter from the South London Swimming Club to the London County Council, which originally owned the site. It is dated 28/09/1906 and is from the Club Secretary, G C S Sage. In it, he request...

SLSC Letter to London County Council
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