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Autumn Sea Swim – Felixstowe 9th October

Change of Location
Following feedback on trips to Dunwich in recent years we decided to suggest Felixstowe instead of Dunwich for 2016.

We felt that the benefits were:

  • Relatively safer swimming at all states of the tide
  • Easier, quicker access by car from Cambridge with easy parking
  • Accessible by public transport from Cambridge
  • Numerous cafes for lunch and afternoon cakes
  • Plenty of shelter if needed
  • Possibly a beach hut as a base – thanks to Seamus

Trip Report
On Sunday 9th October, in a break with tradition, we visited Felixstowe for our annual Autumn swim in the sea.
The day proved to be a great success and started well with bright sunshine although there was a heavy rain shower just as most of were changing after swimming – never mind, the sun soon reappeared and some even returned to the sea later in the day!

The result was a very enjoyable day out, with around 27 people attending and many positive comments.

Thanks for joining us and here’s to next year!



Dunwich Trip – Provisionally Sunday 11th October

Traditionally the Friends of Jesus Green Pool have made an end of season trip to Dunwich for a sea swim, fish and chips and a beach walk.  This is usually on the second Sunday of October – Oct. 11th this year.

Date and details to be confirmed – look out for posters at the pool.  An email will be sent for those on the list – you can sign up for the list in the panel to the right of this message.


2015 Opening Times

Better have announced the 2015 opening times:

These seem to be similar to last year with three early days – Monday, Tuesday and Friday.  The pool will close on 20th September.


2015 Season – First Information


Latest news is that the 2015 season will open for public swimming on Saturday 9th May.

However as last year, GLL (Better) plan to open the pool on the evening of Friday 8th May to host a quick pre-season dip to which Friends of Jesus Green Pool are invited.

More details will be posted and dates and times confirmed as soon as we have them.

Less than 2 months to go!


Winter Lunch Party

Friends of Jesus Green Pool Winter Lunch Party

will be on

Saturday 10th January 2015 at 12.15 until 3pm


Little St Mary’s Parish Centre, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QG (next to Peterhouse).  

The venue is the same as last year.  Enter via the gate on Trumpington St or via Little St Mary’s Lane. As you enter the north porch of the church, the entrance to the Parish Centre is facing you.  We shall put a notice on the door.  Do not be put off by the scaffolding around the church! Please bring food and drink to share as usual.


Dunwich Day Out: Sunday 12th October 2014

As the season draws to a close thoughts turn to our annual outing to Dunwich.

  • Meet in or near the beach café at about 11am (Post code: IP17 3EN)
  • Coffee at café
  • Swim in sea together
  • Fish and chips at café
  • Beach walk to National Trust (Dunwich Heath) tearoom
  • Return walk (via beach or cliff)
  • Depart about 4pm


Late Season Opening Update 2

Following the cancellation of the triathlon the pool will now close on Friday 19th September with reduced opening hours from Monday 15th.  Please check the Better website for details:

The usual informal end of season bring and share picnic will be from 2pm on Sunday 14th Sept (last Sunday of the season) at the pool.


Late Season Opening – Update


We have just heard that the triathlon event using the pool, scheduled for 28th Sept, has been cancelled.  This was a factor in keeping the pool open, albeit on reduced hours, until the 28th. Nothing on the Better (GLL) website yet but hearing from Friends may make the difference between a 14th or 28th closing date.  They have a contact form at:

or telephone:

01223 302 579

please make your views known.