Inflatable fun in Jesus Green pool

New Inflatable Slide Fun  at Jesus Green 2019

Inflatable Slide

New Inflatable Slide

Inflatable Fun will be on the following days:

  • Sunday 30th June 3 pm -7 pm
  • Sunday 14th July 3 pm -7 pm
  • Sunday 21st July 12 pm -4 pm
  • Sunday 28th July 3 pm -7 pm

Mini Triathlon at Jesus Green Sunday 30th June

We are also looking for volunteers if anyone would like to marshal please contact sport@cambridge.gov.ukGo Tri

Sunday 30th June
Adults 9 am | Juniors 10 am
Adding to our Go-Tri event season we are co-hosting a mini triathlon in partnership with Cambridge City Council and Better GLL at Jesus Green Lido on Sunday 30th June.

The swim will take place in the Jesus Green Lido, the largest of its kind at 100yards long, with the run and cycle laps both off-road on Jesus Green.

9am: Adults (18+)
Super sprint. 200m swim / 5km bike / 2km run

10am: Juniors (8-10, 11-13 and 14-16)
8-10: 50m swim / 1km bike / 0.5km run
11-16: 100m / 2km bike / 1km run

Entry £10.00 in advance

See their website to enter here

We are also looking for volunteers if anyone would like to marshal please contact sport@cambridge.gov.uk

The history of Open Air Bathing in Cambridge

Talk on the history of Open Air Bathing in Cambridge

Join the Mill Road History Society at Ross Street Community Centre on Tuesday 9 July for a gentle glide through the story of swimming and bathing in Cambridge – from river races to skinny-dipping poets.
As usual, doors open at 7pm, the talk starts at 7:30pm. Tea and biscuits served afterwards, fully accessible venue, all welcome.

More details at https://millroadhistory.org.uk/event/talk-swimming-in-cambridge/

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