Spring 2023

With a last push to prepare then tomorrow, we’re open!

March 31st and volunteers from the Friends of Peterborough Lido have been busy all week helping the Lido team with cleaning, painting, weeding and getting the lockers ready in preparation for the official opening tomorrow Saturday

Members of the Friends of Peterborough Lido enjoyed their pre-season swim this morning despite the relentless rain. (After all, you can’t go swimming without getting wet).
It was great to be back in this fabulous pool.
A big thank you from all of us to the Lido management team.

…And now a few images and words from posts made during the first fortnight of April…

01/04/23. Opening Day

The weather wasn’t very kind, but the swimmers were queuing outside, waiting for the gates to open for the first swim of the season this morning. 

Friends member, Bill Marriott, pictured below in his 1930s swimwear, his traditional outfit for his first swim of the year.

It was lovely to see returning swimmers and also great to welcome lots of new members joining the Friends today.

Bill Marriott a long standing 'Friend' in his 1930s swimmers.
Bill Marriott a long-standing ‘Friend’ in his 1930s swimmers

New Friends member Sophie Etheridge – Adaptive Athlete, is the Founder of Adaptive & Disabled Open Water Swimmers. 

Sophie told us “It’s really great to have a lido that’s fully accessible – I shall be training here this season for my first solo English Channel swim, which is to raise awareness for swimmers with disabilities”. 

We will be cheering you on for that later in the year Sophie.

03/04/23 .Rob, diving in at the Deep end to start the week

8th April...Here’s Chris, first swimmer in this morning, at 09:30 am, water 22.7c, brilliant blue sky. “Bet that felt good Chris!”

08/04/23… Great swim in a great pool Sophie! 6.4km done

Sophie Etheridge A new ‘Friend and an Adaptive Swimmer

10/04/23... Rainy Bank Holiday. Perfect day to Get Your Swim On at the Lido ……….. here’s Howard leading the way

11/04.23...Sun’s out and it’s a lovely day for a swim.

12/04/23... Here’s Emma, who likes to swim before work to set herself up for the day! Have a good day Emma!

13/04.23.  New Friends member and long-time Lido user, Jerry enjoying his swim this morning.

14/04/23 Here is Howard (we’ve got more than one!) diving in the deep end. It’s definitely warmer in than out. Ideal weather for swimming

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