Following the barking success of our very first Dog Swim we are pleased to announce that our canine friends will be getting another opportunity to have a splash in the lido on Sunday 15th October. This is at the end of our season and following all human swimming sessions.
Please note that this will now be a pre-purchased ticketed event and details of this will be posted very soon. To be the first to be notified when entry is open please sign up to our email newsletter below:
An opportunity for our barking friends to have a paddle in the main pool of Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham.
Some breeds of dog are naturals in the water and others sink like a brick and we are happy for you to enter the water with your dog if they need the help. If you’re at all unsure about your dog’s ability to swim in the water then please come ready and prepared to enter the water. You know your dog best.
We insist on there being a minimum of one adult to one dog on entry to the site (adult aged 16+).
The Dog Swim is taking place at the end of our Cold Water swimming period and as such the water temperature will be lower than our normal operating temperature of 25C. The temperature will have decreased to 21C on the day of the Dog Swim.
When you arrive at the lido we ask that you keep your dog on a lead when they are in the grounds and only let them off when they enter the water.
Please be a considerate dog owner, cleaning up afterwards and also removing your dog away from any barking arguments.
There will be lifeguards on duty but their responsibility is for the safety of you in the water. The dog’s welfare remains the responsibility of the owner. You will be expected to sign a disclaimer upon entry to the site.
N.B. This is the last use of the pool in our summer season and the pool will be highly dosed with chemical and cleaned before the next human use on our Christmas Day Swim.