The Best Lidos & Outdoor Swimming Pools in London

The Best Lidos & Outdoor Swimming Pools in London

1 Royal Docks Summer Splash The Royal Docks Summer Splash pop-up returns for free paddling and aquatic pootling, ideal for families. The outdoor lido comes with deckchairs and “super sandpits” alongside other various... Read more »
Leon Marchand crushes Michael Phelps’ last world record at swimming worlds

Leon Marchand crushes Michael Phelps’ last world record at swimming worlds

France’s Leon Marchand crushed Michael Phelps’ last remaining individual world record, taking the 400m individual medley on the first day of the eight-day world swimming championships. Also Sunday, Australian Ariarne Titmus won... Read more »
Katie Ledecky starts world swimming championships with ‘Race of the Century’

Katie Ledecky starts world swimming championships with ‘Race of the Century’

Katie Ledecky opens the world swimming championships on Sunday with arguably the most anticipated race of her career. The 400m freestyle final in Fukuoka, Japan, is expected to feature Ledecky, a seven-time... Read more »
London Zoo’s penguin chicks go swimming for the first time

London Zoo’s penguin chicks go swimming for the first time

B aby Humboldt penguins got their first taste of water at ZSL London Zoo this week after they developed their swimming feathers.  The birds hatched in April and May at the north... Read more »
London Fire Brigade asks parents and guardians to warn their children about the dangers of open water swimming this summer

London Fire Brigade asks parents and guardians to warn their children about the dangers of open water swimming this summer

Ahead of schools breaking up for the summer later this month, London Fire Brigade is asking carers of schoolchildren to take the time to sit down and explain the risks associated with... Read more »
Wandsworth boy takes double gold at National Swimming Championships – South London News

Wandsworth boy takes double gold at National Swimming Championships – South London News

A boy from Wandsworth has won two gold medals at the National Swimming Championships this August. Sonny Thomas, 16, from Earlsfield, put in a spectacular performance in both the 400m and 800m... Read more »
Londoners plan to create first new wild swimming ponds in 250 years | Swimming

Londoners plan to create first new wild swimming ponds in 250 years | Swimming

A concrete-covered, brownfield industrial storage site does not scream out wild swimming haven. But a community group is hoping to transform the east London plot – currently used by Thames Water –... Read more »
Crowdfunder for East London’s first wild swimming pond reaches important milestone – Hackney Citizen

Crowdfunder for East London’s first wild swimming pond reaches important milestone – Hackney Citizen

The land the charity is hoping to buy up. Photograph: East London Waterworks Park A crowdfunder for London’s first community-owned natural swimming pond has reached a major milestone, hitting the 40 per... Read more »
Top four outdoor swimming spots in south London

Top four outdoor swimming spots in south London

As temperatures continue to rise in south London, we have put together a list of the best locations to cool off this weekend. Whether you’re thinking of taking the family or going... Read more »
Wild Swimming near Hackney and Leyton

Wild Swimming near Hackney and Leyton

Open-water swimming is a) great and b) increasingly popular these days. And yet London is still a bit crap when it comes to splashing around under wide-open skies. Sure, there are a few decent outdoor swimming... Read more »