As the 2021 Lido season draws to a close its time for a season roundup with a message from the Friends committee The Lido's Landmark Clocktower. Dear Friends,Well - it was a long time coming following eighteen awful months of Covid and repeated lockdowns - but how quickly the season has gone by! I hope … Continue reading The 2021 Lido Season
A New Guide. Over the last few years outdoor swimming in lidos, open-air pools and wild open water swimming has become popular once again. This became more evident over the last 18 months when we all needed to follow the Government guidelines and our opportunities for swimming lidos and indoor pools were restricted. Many of … Continue reading Open Water Swimming.
The Lido will be reopening Saturday August14th. Please go to https://vivacity.org/sports-venues/peterborough-lido/. To make a booking.
By Paul Chapman. Along with this year's lido road trips I decided to venture a little outside of my comfort zone and enter a few open water events. The first of these was the Swim Rutland 2k held at Rutland Water on Sun 8th August. The swim Rutland is an annual event and takes place … Continue reading Swim Rutland
The Lido is having some technical issues and will remain closed until further notice. It will reopen as soon as possible.Please check with the Lido Vivacity Website for reopening information.
FRIDAY 6 AUGUST 13 .00 hrs Due to unforeseen circumstances it has been necessary to close the Lido . Please reference to Vivacity Lido website for update regarding reopening
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,