The beginning, such a happy day. The 2019 Lido summer season is now over - far too soon, all of you will say. Sunday was a sad day for all the regular swimmers. This season has been the second-best season since the Vivacity organisation was handed the running of the Lido. This is despite the … Continue reading 2019 A Season Roundup.
This afternoon Lido swimmers will be saying a sad goodbye to the successful 2019 summer season. As usual, many of the regular swimmers will arrive for the last public swim of the year. A few of the Morning swimmers will be having their "End of season' Lido party this afternoon as they have for many … Continue reading Goodbye 2019 Season
Sadly at the end of this 2019 Summer Lido season we will be saying good bye to Joshua Aylett, or Josh as we all know him, as he leaves Vivacity to take up his University placement as a contracting Civil Engineer during his final year of study for a BEng Civil Engineering degree. Josh, a … Continue reading Sad Farewells
These are the Lido Memories of siblings, Mary Hartley and Isabel Knipes nee Hartley, Isabel can be swimming most days in the summer. Mary although she lives in Stockport she visits Peterborough and her sister, regularly and swims in the Lido while she’s here. Mary's memories: She first came to the Lido as a young … Continue reading Reflections from the 1960’s
By Janet Martin Are you one of those people who see faces everywhere you look … on cars, clouds, a leaf, a vegetable … or on your toast? If so, then there is a name for what you are experiencing – it is called facial pareidolia. And apparently, it’s not a sign of madness but … Continue reading Who do YOU see in the clouds?
Pete Storey. Our wonderful old lido has several veteran swimmers who are regularly to be seen, usually in the mornings, completing their daily exercise, swimming the 50 metre lengths of the pool. Peter Shorey is one of them. Now in his 8th decade and battling health issues, Pete still enjoys his swimming. So much … Continue reading Reflections
Last Friday evening was the last of the Lido Summer Midnight swims. Despite the summers unsettled weather patterns, around 80 to 90 people came along to enjoyed the opportunity to swim in the moonlight. The night was cool, but the warm Lido waters reverberated to the sound of people, young and old, having such a … Continue reading Midnight once More.
Vivacity's second Midnight swim in the Lido is fast approaching and promises to be another fantastic night. Friday, August 9th at 9.30 pm. to 12.30am. is the date for your diary. The cafe will be open. Although there may be storms in the early morning the weather (hopefully) looks as if it will be favourable … Continue reading Midnight Swim
On Thursday August 1st the cafe will only be selling limited drinks and food only. There will be no hot food due to a mid season deep clean.
Siblings Still Swimming together after many years By Clare E Marshall 16th July 2019. On the night of the midnight swim, my brother and I parked up in the rain ready to share the late-night swim together. Vivid memories of the fun we had swimming in the lido, as children flooded back and in particular, … Continue reading Siblings