Sally Goble has done an excellent post on her Postcards From The Pool blog where she visits the outdoor pools at Woodhall Spa, Bourne, Peterborough, Jesus Green, Letchworth & Hitchin for a 1km swim in each on her return to London, This is what she says about Jesus Green Pool
“Cambridge is my next stop, to Jesus Green Lido. As I walk through the turnstiles, eager to swim, I notice a sign with a lot of rules: no petting, no smoking, no drinking, no photos, no changing on the poolside. Surely this is a place of enjoyment and relaxation? Unheated, narrow, and a spectacular 91m (100 yards) long, it’s like swimming down a long, blue, road — a thing that only happens in my dreams. I pause before I jump in to remind my brain that the water might be chillier than I’ve experienced today. It’s deliciously cool and welcome. A relief in fact. I set off for the other end of the pool, in the far distance, dodging leaves. I watch the world as I swim: lifeguards cleaning and painting and fooling about; a sauna; a few older men sunbathing, their backs pressed against the warm timber walls of the changing rooms; a woman reading a book. My 11 lengths done, I need to press on. As I pack up, a regular tells me breathelessly about her pool and her love for it, and we smile and talk about the delight of swimming knowing exactly how one another feels.”
The whole article is worth a read.
Family Fun Day 27th August 11 am to 2 pm. Family ticket £10 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Aug 1st 2018
What a great summer we are having. We hope you are enjoying the Lido this year.
The Committee would like to provide a summary update of our activities and discussions on your behalf.
The Committee is holding regular meetings with GLL/ Better and the City Council about improving:
1. Cleaning – we now have a regular cleaner and more regular checks being carried out
2. Volunteers – are helping with cleaning too
3. Café opening times – more regular and published via Twitter
4. Lifeguards and the use of high visibility chairs
5. Access entry cards for the future to reduce queues
6. Publicity – leaflets printed and distributed across the city
7. Swim tests – a new wristband for children to show they have been tested
8. Fun floats for children
9. Possible introduction of timed swims at peak periods
10. Possible introduction of yoga and other activities, incl a Family Fun Day
We also expect to be involved in plans for celebrating the Lido’s centenary in 2023, and in the City Council’s feasibility study for possible future improvements.
If you have any issues that you would like the Committee to raise, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce our first event of the New Year will be our:
Winter ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch
12.15 to 3.30pm
Saturday 6th January 2018
The Meeting Room – Hobbs Pavilion
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After last years very successful change of location, we are repeating our postseason seaside outing to Felixstowe on Sunday, October 15th, meeting by the Fludyers Hotel (Postcode IP11 7LU ) at 11 am.
We will be having a sea swim followed by fish & chips and a walk along the seafront.
Google Earth view of The Beach
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Alex is planning to meet for an informal swim in the River Ouse and a picnic lunch at Overcote 12 noon on Sunday 1st October. It’s a short 1.5-mile walk from the Swavesey request stop on the guided busway.
From the village of Over, take the lane (Chain Road) signposted from a corner near the church and follow straight to the river, approx. 2 miles. Plenty of parking. Bring hot drinks, picnic and picnic rug, warm jumpers, swimming things. There’s a small concrete slipway good for getting into the water.
Election of new committee officers on 4th September 2017
Chairperson: Nicky Blanning
Secretary: Anne Campbell
Treasurer: Nicky Maughan (with Alex Buxton as a second signature)
Membership/Website: Geoff Jones
Press Communications/Publicity: Becky Allen and Alex Buxton
Othe committee members are:
Mary Latham*, David Wells, Richard Folley, Francis Jeans, Will Hudson, Ben Pridgeon, Anie Morgan James, James Murray-White, Caroline Lewis*, Rosie Tween*
- changes on 19 April 2018 committee meeting
We will be having a meeting for the selection of a Chairperson, Treasurer & Secretary and the formation of a new committee at The Waterman PH at 6 pm on Monday 4th September.
If you are unable to attend but wish to be considered for a post or on the committee please respond to this email.
The minutes of the meeting held on 23 August 2017 are now available on our website at https://www.jesusgreenpool.org/2017/08/30/minutes-of-the-friends-of-jesus-green-pool-meeting-on-23-august-2017
Please note: The Potting Shed is not available for this meeting but we have reserved three tables in the main bar by the Victoria Ave/Chesterton Rd corner
The recent sign displayed outside the pool after nearly 100 years…
Welcome all Friends of Jesus Green Pool
I am keen to create a new Committee for the Friends to assist our communication with
c) the City Council
d)to determine the use of any funds that have been raised.
If you would be interested in joining a new Committee, please email back to email@example.com
The date proposed for an initial meeting is WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST 2017 6.00PM AT THE BOATHOUSE PUB, Chesterton Road.
If you are interested but unable to attend on that date, please let me know.
Thank you all.