by Caroline Hawkins. The first 10 lengths are the hardest but it is at this point that I am reminded why I’m actually trying to swim a mile. Four of my closest friends have been struck by cancer, and each of them have been and will be going through gruelling treatment. Five hundred metre-s to … Continue reading Macmillan ‘Swim It’ Challenge
The cloud layer conspired to hide the sun this Solstice Sunset but it didn't deter the swimmers. Many people had already enjoyed their swim before these video clips were taken. Our thanks go to Management and to the dedicated Lifeguards who defied the cold wind blowing across the pool and to the cafe staff who … Continue reading Solstice Sunset Swim 2021
At 4.30 am this morning swimmers arrived to take part in the Summer Solstice early morning swim. Despite heavy cloud and the threat of rain, enthusiastic swimmers were undeterred. Almost all tickets were sold over the 3-hour session, and the sun did show its face for a brief moment as it came up through the … Continue reading Celebrating the Summer Solstice at the lido- June 2021
National Geographic names two Cambridgeshire lidos among the best in the UK The lido's popularity faded as foreign holidays became cheaper in the 20th century - but a recent resurgence in outdoor swimming has brought them back into the spotlight Lidos have lost popularity since their golden age in the early 20th century when local … Continue reading We’re Number One,
Solstice Sunrise. Our Magical Midsummer Solstice swims are happening. Spaces limited so booking essential vis Vivacity booking website. https://vivacity.org/healthy-active/online-booking/ Sunrise Swim - Monday June 21st time 04.30am until 07.30am Cafe open for breakfast from 07.00am until 10.00am *why not book a post-swim breakfast cost £7.30* Sunset Swim- Monday, June 21st time 19.00 pm to 22.00 … Continue reading Summer Solstice 2021
1938 the newly opened Peterborough swimming pool. 85 years ago the City Mayor, Councillor Arthur Mellows officially open the City's brand new Corporation Swimming Pool. Today, as Covid Pandemic restrictions are being slowly lifted celebrations needed to be kept low-key. This Friday morning, the current City Mayor Councillor Steven Lane and Mayoress accompanied by Councillor … Continue reading 85 and Still Going Strong
Friday June 25th 7.30pm until 10pm Midsummer Magic at Peterborough Lido. UPDATE As the Government have now delayed the lifting of the pandemic lockdown restrictions has been decided to postpone the event until June 2022 An Evening of Music, National Dance and Theatre, With Champagne and Canapes. Dress code Black Tie. Tickets £30 From Eventbrite … Continue reading A Midsummer Date for your Diary.
Full opening hours will resume at our lido from Saturday 22nd May ... when the pool will be open from 9.30am until 6pm each day, with early swims from 7.30am on Wednesdays and Sundays. However, pre-booking timed slots will still apply and you will continue to need to book your swim slot via the Vivacity website. https://vivacity.org/healthy-active/online-booking … Continue reading Lido Opening Hours from Saturday May 22nd 2021.
With the Friends' exclusive swim planned for this coming Friday afternoon, 21st May. The swim will take place between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm, and will be free to those who have signed up for membership of the Friends of the Lido for 2021. Previous or new members who wish to join will be able to do … Continue reading The Lido Friends Pre Summer Season Swim.
Caroline Hawkins talks about her love of lidos and her connection with water for her well-being. “Caroline is a water baby” was how my parents always described me. The first in and last out when it came to swimming or messing about in the water: pools indoors or out or the sea. Apparently, I’m true … Continue reading The Lido Sessions