UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2011

22 January 2011 – Tooting Bec Lido

South London Swimming Club will be holding this biennial event which has become a must for cold water swimmers but also attracts many first time competitors. Age and ability is no barrier – with water temperatures as low as 3°C, jumping in for the 30 yard races is a challenge in itself.

There are a variety of races this year, from the traditional “head up” breaststroke, the freestyle dash and relays, to the endurance 500 yard challenge for the really fool hardy. To help competitors recover there’ll be a Finnish sauna and a hot tub available after the races as well as a host of stalls and entertainment going on throughout the day.

You can get a flavour of the event in the video below (5m 14s)

Visit for more information and to enter online.