About the venue…

GUILDFORD LIDO, Lido Rd, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1HB.

Guildford Lido - Fascinating Facts

  • Guildford Lido was opened in June 1933 by the Mayor of Guildford, Alderman William Harvey, and has been continuously used since this time.
  • It was commissioned and built within 6 months at an estimated cost of £14,500.
  • Original entry to the Lido was 6d (sixpence).
  • Over the last five years Guildford Borough Council has spent £2.25 million on a five-phase development plan which included replacement of the plant, filtration system and pool tiling as well as a new entrance and new sports gym called The Workshop Gym.
  • The Lido welcomes approximately 60,000 visitors each season.
  • It is 50m long and is a depth of 1m at both ends and 2m in the middle.-10 lanes wide.
  • It is heated to a maximum temperature of 24 degrees.
  • The average number of visitors over a weekend is around 3,500.
  • It is used by adults, young children, senior citizens, schools, charity groups, church groups, canoeists, swimming clubs, triathletes, octopush – under water hockey, snorkling club and sub-aqua.
  • At the end of the season the pool is drained for maintenance work.

This is the website for Guildford Lido.


Accommodation listings for the event below. No sleeping in the tents prior to or after the event.

Premier Inn-Guildford South, Park Road Premier Inn is walkable, just opposite the back entrance to Lido. The majority of swimmers stay there for convenience.

Guildford Holiday Inn is a 5 minute drive from Lido but quieter.

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Outdoor Swimmer featured us on the cover of the June magazine, and included a 2 page report. Click the image below to see the article.

Have a look at what Outdoor Swimmer Magazine said.

If you want to subscribe to the magazine, you can find out more here.

There is also an article on the Warrington Guardian about the event.

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