Terms & Conditions

Sandford Parks Lido Terms & Conditions and Pool Rules for Cold Water Swimming

The following is a list of terms and conditions which you will be required to comply with. Please note, some of these rules will have consequences if they are not complied with.

By booking a swim, you are confirming that neither you nor any member of your immediate household, or to your knowledge anyone that you have been in contact with during the previous 7 days, has been advised to quarantine or had any symptoms of Covid-19 and that you will not attend site if the situation changes before your time slot.

General Usage Rules

  1. A full refund, less the booking fee, will only be given if cancellation of a booking is completed at least a day before the booking
  2. Failure to turn up for your booking 3 times or more may result in you being barred from the booking system
  3. Late arrivals to a wave will not be permitted entry
  4. The pool will not be heated - the temperature will be stated on entry each week
  5. The price to book a 1-hour wave will be £7 including the booking fee and £5 for concessions – (disabled, student, over 63). If you fail to bring proof of concession to your swim, you will be required to pay full price
  6. All Lido users must abide by social distancing rules (this site operates a 2m rule) as designated by Sandford Parks Lido. Failure to comply may result in you being asked to leave
  7. The entire pool will be allocated for lane swimming only – there will be no “free swimming”
  8. Swimmers will only be permitted to attend if they are able to swim 50m lengths. If the staff feel that you are not sufficiently competent, you may be asked to exit the pool
  9. Swim equipment is not allowed on poolside. Please leave where you have changed and get equipment as and when needed
  10. The use of headphones whilst swimming is not permitted
  11. Backstroke and butterfly are not permitted
  12. Tumble turning is not permitted in double-width lanes
  13. Toilets will be open with set entry and exit points. A maximum of two people will be permitted in the toilets at any one time
  14. Swimmers are not permitted to stay on site after their wave has finished
  15. 2020 Season Tickets are not valid for cold water swimming - these expired on October 9th 2020
  16. Sadly, due to their financial and/or practical feasibility, the following will not be on offer for the time being:
      • Season tickets
      • Water drinking fountain
      • Swimming equipment & floats
      • Lockers, changing rooms and all showers
      • Free swimming
      • Slides
      • Inflatable
      • Children’s play areas
      • Small pool and paddling pool
      • Swimming lessons and fitness classes
      • Anyone under 18 years old
      • Sauna

All swimmers will be asked to complete a waiver either during the online booking process or on arrival: Cold Water Swimming Waiver