Does anyone have any good recommendations?
I am near Tooting so the lido is fantastic but am having muddy water/fish/weed/swan poo withdrawal symptoms.
I went to Reading earlier in the season as have friends there to manage my regular wobbles partway round the course but would like something a bit closer and (ideally) public transport accessible.
Have you looked at wildswim.com?
Hampstead Heath has open water "pools" and if you can swim in the Serpentine subject to joining the relevant club I believe.
Apparently you can swim at the princes club - OH has done, so but I think it is closing down (or may have already closed down - I am going to Bedfont on Saturday so can find out if you like):http://www.princesclub.com/
Shepperton is brilliant and not too far from Tooting. Open on weekend mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings as well as Wednesday morning!
Here's their web site: http://www.sheppertonopenwaterswim.co.uk/
Get a train to Shepperton and it's either a shot walk or a quicker cycle! They also hire wet suits if you forget / don't take your own!
£5 a session, nice beach to walk in, friendly helpful staff and a warm shower afterwards at the next door sailing club! Tea and coffee are available, just no bacon butties!!
Shepperton, or even Dachet lake which is also nice.
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