With the sun making increasingly regular appearances and a bank holiday weekend hoving in to view, we thought we’d take a quick look at the latest news from Charlton Lido:
You can start your long weekend with a Friday afternoon swim as they extend pool opening hours until 4pm today (though note they’re closing early at 4pm on Monday):
Extended pool time @charltonlido Due to the hot weather tomorrow, the pool will be open until 4 pm.
— Charltonlido (@charltonlido) May 23, 2019
- Weekdays: 6.30am – 8pm
- Weekends: 9am – 5pm
(Easier to remember than previous summers, though many will wish that they’d stay open until the evening on warm weekends).
The cafe has now re-opened:
— Friends of Charlton Lido (@FoCLSE7) May 20, 2019
And – at last! – they have some merchandise to sell. Charlton Lido & Lifestyle Club branded swim caps come in four colours and are for sale at the reception for £5 each:
— Friends of Charlton Lido (@FoCLSE7) May 23, 2019
The lido’s Swim Doctor sessions – drop-in swimming classes for adults, included in lido membership fees or £3 on top of the cost of a swim – are now running 6 times a week:
- Monday 7–8pm
- Tuesday 9.30–10.30am and 12.30–1.30pm
- Thursday 1–2pm.
- Friday 7–8.30am (fitness) and 9.30–10.30 am (technique)
This writer highly recommends these classes as a way to improve your swimming as part of a supportive group of swimmers of varying experience and ability, without having to commit to regular attendance.
Inexplicably, there’s no mention of the Swim Doctor sessions on the official lido website, and you can’t book them online (as far as we can see – if anyone’s worked out how to do this, let us know!). We recommend following Tracy Swim Doctor or Friends of Charlton Lido on Twitter to keep up with the latest news.
@Swim__Doctor @charltonlido is for all swimmers that can swim 50m regardless of ability, technique and injuries. It is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and great for your wellbeing!
Today’s 9:30-10:30 session was based on endurance swimming on average 2k pic.twitter.com/cPSOObRo69
— Tracy – Swim Doctor at Charlton Lido (@thewhitesat64) May 17, 2019
Here’s to a happy summer of lido swimming!
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