Tooting Cold Water Championships

Three Brockwell Swimmers relay teams took part in the Tooting Cold Water Swimming Championships held Saturday 26th January 2019. This very impressive event is organised every two years by the South London Swimming Club and attracts cold water devotees from all over the UK and beyond, including teams from Finland, Belgium and East Germany! Great for the sport and also good publicity for Tooting Bec Lido.

With over 600 swimmers competing, and a very high standard, we were not expecting any medals, but just to take part in the event was reward enough. Thanks to team members: Lou, Leah, Amit and Tess (Team1); Peter, Alison, Giles and Tracy (Team 2); Tim, Gillian, Penny and Hillary (Team 3); for braving the surprising mild 4°C. Thanks also to SLSC and their 200 volunteers for keeping us all safe. Great job, well done.

Their next Championships will be January 2021 in two years time. It seems such a long time to wait!