Welcome to the Friends of Ilkley Lido

1010430_509252409128006_1456176245_n - Version 2Founded in 2008, FOIL is run for and by those who love the Lido and want to support, protect and improve this fantastic facility.

We aim to provide a strong voice for Lido users and to play a leading role in promoting and improving the Lido for the benefit of the local and wider community.

We work with Bradford Council and many other organisations and groups, raise funds, organise events and activities to broaden use of the Lido, link with other local friends groups and outdoor pools around the country to share ideas, help to publicise and promote the Lido, input to future planning and much more.


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We are delighted to welcome back Wild About Swimming to the Lido for early morning Swim training every Sat from 30th May to 20th June 08.30-09.30. You can register here. Its £10 per session. You can swim with or without wetsuits. See you there!

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The course will cover all aspect of technique and stroke analysis and corrections required for those transending from pool to open water, they will be taught the effective techniques for  open water swimming. Their fitness and stamina will be assessed as well as being taught the technicalities of open water swimming such as sighting and drafting etc, for those wishing  to enter events they will be taught how to prepare etc for the event to ensure that not only can they do it but that they enjoy it too.


Opening Hours

The Lido is now closed for the winter, please see above for our Winter Swim Club and our Christmas Swim. The Lido opens again 23rd May 2015.