Winter Swim Club 2014

The Winter Swim Club is run in partnership with Bradford Council and takes place every weekend from Sat 27th September 2014 to Sunday 14th December 2014 inclusive. The following weekend we will have the Annual Christmas Swim!

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Register here



Saturday 13.00 – 15.00

Sunday 12.00 – 14.00


The price is drastically reduced this year as we anticipate lots of you joining in!

£55 for the club + £10 Friends of Ilkley Lido Membership (if you are not already a member)

Payment is made as follows by Direct Bank Transfer:
Friends of Ilkley Lido
Please use the reference is ‘Winter’ + your initial and surname on the transfer.

As soon as you have registered here and we have your payment we will send you your Winter Swim Club Card and the club membership agreement. You will need both your signed membership agreement and your Club Card for the first session so all payments will have to be cleared in the bank before you can swim. Make sure you have filled in your address in your registration details so we can get these to you.

Club etiquette and recommendations

  • The outdoor swimming society recommends acclimatising to cold water by swimming at least twice a week, and starting your acclimatisation in the summer. Please look at the OSS website for full information on swimming in cold water.
  • Please do wear wetsuits if you prefer.
  • If you swim in the marked lane (you can see this under the water) then please swim anticlockwise, without stopping at the end, so that swimmers can swim unimpeded. Outside the swim lanes please do stop as often as you need!
  • Friends of Ilkley Lido seeks to enhance and preserve the lido and from time to time we ask our members to support fundraising activities and membership drives


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The Winter Swim Club is for over 16s. You will need your Membership Card to attend and your signed Membership Agreement

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please do bring wetsuits if you prefer, and hot drinks as the cafe will not be open.