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:
Tuesday 9.30–10.30am and 12.30–1.30pm
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.
@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
Charlton Lido has announced its pool opening hours for Spring 2019, which come into effect today.
The pool is now open 7 days a week, having been closed on Wednesdays and Thursday through the winter. The new opening times are:
Mondays – 06.30-14.00 / 16.00-20.00
Tuesdays – 06.30-14.00 / 16.00-20.00
Wednesdays – 06.30-14.00
Thursdays – 06.30-14.00
Fridays – 06.30-14.00
Weekends – 09.00-17.00
The announcement was made via Instagram and Twitter posts and, at the time of writing, the new times were not reflected in the centre’s online timetable. The latter has not shown accurate opening times for much of this year (you’ll struggle, for example, to find any info on the excellent Swim Doctor sessions which run several times a week).
For those thinking of trying the lido in the cold weather for the first time, this writer can’t recommend it highly enough. The water’s at a good temperature for swimming (around 24 degrees), and the poolside staff have been doing a great job of maintaining a friendly welcome on chilly days.