Well done to all who entered the water at the lido in 2018 with a record low temperature for the event of 3.7C.
A tough sporting challenge at Sandford Parks Lido only for the most hardy of swimmers. This is a swimming race over three distances 500m (10 lengths), 1km (20 lengths) and new for 2018 100m (2 lengths). The water of the main pool will be filtered, circulated and chemically dosed but the temperature will be extremely cold. It is mandatory that all competitors must wear a winter wetsuit and silicon hat for this event with boots and gloves a suggested addition. It is recommended that only seasoned experienced winter swimmers who are acclimatised to swimming in very cold water take part. The event will be cancelled if the pool is iced over and entry fees refunded.
500m – £16, 1km – £21, 100m – £11
- Start times shall be between 12pm and 2pm dependant on entry numbers. Start times will be confirmed by email.
- All entrants must be aged 19 years or over.
- Spectators are welcome and warm drinks will be available to purchase.
The event is run for the benefit of Sandford Lido Ltd (charity #1052203).