Joining as a new member

To join the club, prospective members do not need sponsors. They just need to add their name to a waiting list at

The club will invite 30 people every week to an induction session and then, new joiners are expected to do a wardening session within the first month or two of them joining the club.

For any membership questions, contact Ilyan at  

Marathon swimmers

If you are training for a big swim (10+ K) this year and need long training sessions while in London, please contact Laure at with details of your swim.

Membership rules and etiquette

The Royal Parks permit club members to swim in the Lido area between 05:00 and 09:30 daily.  

Members must comply with Royal Parks rules, regulations and other requirements as may be in force. These can be viewed on Parks Notice Boards and the Royal Parks website. Click here for details of the club Rules & Safety information.

Please ensure you show courtesy and respect to others when using the swimming area and facilities and always hold safety as your top priority. Please click here for a guide to open water swimming etiquette.


At the moment, the club has a strict no guests policy.