Giving the lido some love!

Thanks to all the painting party participants today giving the lido some love – great to see you all!
And thanks for the lunch and tea Daryl – much appreciated!


Thanks to Sian for the pictures

The Ponds Film at The Arts Sunday 3rd March

The Ponds + Live Q&A (12A)
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Sunday 3rd March, 17:30
We’re delighted to welcome directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith for a Live Q&A following this screening.
Full of uncomplicated happiness in a way that most documentaries aren’t.” 
– 4* The Guardian
 
A celebration of life and how swimming can make it even better.” 
– Outdoorswimmer.com
 
A gentle portrait of a part of England which should never be lost.” 
– Everyfilmblog.com
In a world of flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged.
In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest and parkland plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable.
Capturing the beauty of the English seasons, co-directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith filmed the swimmers over 12 months as they laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised or simply sought respite from all that life threw at them.

A day out at London Fields Lido

London Fields Lido – Wednesday 16th January

A group of 8 people joined our visit to London Fields Lido:

Despite a late start & a slow journey owing to a cancelled train, cold showers at the pool and heavy rain later we all enjoyed the day – the pool was warm, steamy, & uncrowded.

Following our swim we enjoyed a late lunch together at the excellent El Ganso Tapas bar in Broadway Market then walked to Liverpool Street Station for the train back to Cambridge.

We are thinking of making these trips a monthly out of season event.

Are there any views on where we should visit next?

Please leave a message in the comments.

Swim at London fields Open air Pool

A group of us are going to swim in the 50 metre outdoor heated pool in London Fields next Wednesday 16th January.

We will be taking the 10.04 train from Cambridge to Cheshunt on the Liverpool Street line and then changing to the local train for London Fields.

All welcome meet at the station.

More details of the BETTER  lido are here

Better Club Games 2018

Richard and Francis attended the ‘Better Club Games’ on 10th October,
held at the Q.E. Olympic Park in London.

They joined 3 other members of the Cambridge swim team at the Olympic
pool ‘competing’ against Better teams (all over 60s are eligible) from
London and the Southeast.

Other Cambridge members competed in events in the Copper Box – events
such as Table Tennis, Badminton, Cycling and Dominoes.

A great day out with a coach (and T-Shirts) being provided by Better.

Perhaps next year more Friends of Jesus Green Lido will be able to join us?

Rob Fryer talk 14 September 2018

Come and hear Rob Fryer, veteran wild swimmer, talk about his comprehensive guide to European swimming spots on Friday 14 September at 5.30pm at Jesus Green Lido. The talk is free but standard Lido entrance charges apply.
18 years of meticulous research, 30+ countries, 1700 places to swim. Soup and sandwiches available.
Many thanks Alex