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Midwinter swim in aid of Crisis


Crisis Events Team

  The Crisis Midwinter Swim - Saturday 15 December 2012   



Mayor's Brockwell Lido Winter Plunge - 22nd Dec 2012

Mayor's Brockwell Lido Winter Plunge in aid of Alzheimer's Society - 10:30-11:30am 22nd December 2012
Entry by donation - will you brave the icy waters? If you don't fancy a fresh dip then why not come along and support the braver members of the community?
The Plunge will take place at 11:00am
Come along in 1930's Fancy Dress as we celebrate the original opening and hey day of the Lido which first opened it's doors in 1937!
The Lido Cafe will be open to provide refreshments.

See photos of a past plunge taken by Paul Maier at:



Sing-a-long Carol Concert at Brockwell Lido, Dec 15th

Sing-a-long Carol Concert poolside at the Lido 4:30pm-6:00pm 15th December. Come along for carols accompanied by the Croydon Brass Band. We will again be raising money for the St Christopher's Hospice.

Like last year there will be patio heaters, but please make sure you wrap up warm!

Tickets: £3 Adults, £1 6-16yrs, 5 and under Free available from 15th November from Brockwell Lido or email to reserve now.

Mulled wine and refreshments will be on sale at The Lido Cafe, Fusion asks that you do not bring your own refreshments to this event.

You can see a video of last year's carols event at:


Brockwell Lido Spa Report! 13th Nov

SPA REPORT! And the good news is ... the hydrotherapy pool's back up and running! Note that the functions alternate in 20 minute cycles: the overheads run for 20 mins, then cut off, whereupon all the other jets get started. Steam was going well, but alas you can't have everything ... the sauna was a cool 76, possibly due to the door not closing properly.

Swim all winter at Brockwell Lido


The pool will be open throughout the winter with five sessions per week 

until the end of March 2013  (when the main swimming season begins)

From Monday, 5th November:

Monday                8.30am – 12.00pm

Lido Open Weekend. Try gym and spa free!

Lido Open Weekend 



Joining fee offers on our membership!



Why not invite your family and friends to try the facilities for FREE during our Open Weekend on 27 & 28 October 2012


Members and visitors alike can try the new gym, take a fitness class, and relax in our hydrotherapy pool or sauna and steam room.


We will be running a gym challenge this weekend on the step machine. ‘Climb up the Empire state building’. The fastest times for both male and female will win a prize.


For further information, please contact reception.

Midwinter Swim in the Lido for Crisis

Crisis needs 350 hardy swimmers to take the plunge for the charity’s first annual Midwinter Swim at Brockwell Lido near Brixton in aid of Crisis at Christmas on 15 December.

This unique event is being held in the great British tradition of outdoor swimming and there are three categories to choose from:

Swimmers who just want to jump in and out
Swimmers in fancy dress
Swimmers who want to swim 100m (two lengths)

Participants will receive a safety briefing at 11.45am followed by a group jump-in at midday on Saturday 15 December at Brockwell Lido.

Swimmers will need to bring a swimming costume and a strong constitution (fancy dress is strictly optional).  Everyone will receive a free Crisis-branded swimming cap as well as a hot shower, hot drinks and an all day BBQ provided by the Lido café after they take the plunge.

Lido Spa equipment faults over the weekend, upcoming repairs

Lately it has been a good idea to first ring Fusion at the Lido (020 7274 3088) before turning up for a spa session, as there's been a spate of equipment faults. You might want to carry on doing that. On Sunday both the steam room and hydrotherapy pool were on the blink, much to the dismay of everyone packed into the sauna.


The steam room was supposed to have been sorted yesterday. The hydrotherapy pool will probably continue to be intermittent until larger issues are addressed: Fusion plans to shut and overhaul the hydropool between 1st November – 9th November. The following works were announced at the Lido Users AGM, and are meant to be completed by the 9th November:

• The filter media will be changed and the filter is to be refurbished, including changing the media to Zeoclere which requires less water to backwash.

Roger Humble's Jazz Band in Brockwell Hall Sunday 23rd

Roger Humble's Band is a Jazz Quartet with Latin and African influence and will be playing Brockwell Hall this Sunday 3 - 5.30pm.

Last Days of Summer? Lido hours change next week all the same

Have we had the last days of this summer? On Wednesday late afternoon it was glorious! And this week is also the last week when the Lido is open for swimming all day thru the afternoon. Hours change next week. You can follow this story (where the pictures are larger too) on the Lido Facebook at:


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