Cold Water Swimming Guidance

The below info is for new swimmers who have not swam at Jesus Green Lido:

  • Swimmers are advised to wear wetsuit if water temp is under 16 degrees. Todays temp is noted on the swim info board & posted on website/app.
  • Experienced open water swimmers only
  • The length of the pool is 100 yards(91.4 meters) 18 lengths for 1 mile.
  • Please arrive swim ready, changing facilities are available.
  • Toilets inside (1 way system)
  • Outdoor showers are available.
  • Swimmers are advised to wait 10 minutes before leaving to warm up.
  • Swimmers are advised to wear wetsuits if water temperature is under 16 degrees.
  • Wear a cap (or two) it really helps to keep warm.
  • Experienced open water swimmers only
  • The length of the pool is 100 yards (91.4 metres) 18 lengths for 1 mile.
  • Showers are available, brief showers are recommended after cold water swimming.
  • Swimmers are advised to wait 10 minutes before leaving to warm up.
  • No wet suit hire available.

 

Hypothermia is a dangerous condition, if you ever start to feel warm or unusually happy when you are in the water get out immediately.

Swim Rules

  • No diving in or jumping in.
  • Swim on front only, backstroke not advised.
  • Swim clockwise at all times.
  • If swimmers need assistance or get cramp/injury etc. lay on back and raise 1 arm and call for assistance
  • Set off in 5 second intervals

Other info

  • No spectators or pets
  • Café is open only in the mornings Mon-Fri.
  • No wet suit hire available

 

Have a nice swim

Your Jesus Green safety team.