Pool Information and T&Cs | 2021 season

Important Pool Information

Please note the following important pool information prior to your visit to Guildford Lido

Pre-season lane swimming

  • the water temperature for Lido lane swimming sessions will be between 16-22 degrees therefore it is recommended that during lane swimming sessions wetsuits should be worn.

  • We recommend you shower just before visiting the Lido to help us maintain swimming pool hygiene.

  • you must arrive pre changed and ready for your swim, with your costume underneath your normal clothes (changing cubicles will be available post swim from Monday 12th April onwards due to Government restrictions)

  • Be mindful and considerate of other users in the lane swimming session and keep your distance.

  • You will need to complete your activity in your designated time slot and leave once completed to keep the centre safe and allow other customers access to use the facility.

  • children are permitted to attend lane swimming sessions. They must be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres unaided. The minimum age is 12 years old and all swimmers aged 16 and under should wear a wetsuit and be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. Spectators are not permitted.

  • Hot and Cold drinks along with snacks are available for all lane swim sessions.

Online booking

  • Members and Active card holders can book online 14 days in advance.
  • Guests / non members can book on line 7 days in advance.

Bookings go live at 7am each morning.

other terms & conditions while using Guildford lido for public sessions

  • all concessions are required to provide verification of a valid ID (including students, registered disability and carers) to main reception whilst purchasing tickets.


  • swimmers unable to swim 50 meters in a strong recognisable stroke must remain within their depth at all times

  • LOCKERS REQUIRE 20p TO OPERATE (non-returnable)

  • strictly no glass or alcohol is permitted within Guildford Lido grounds


    • Large Inflatables

    • ANY balls

    • Water Pistols

    • Full Face Masks and Snorkels

    • Mermaid Tails

photographic policy

Use of cameras, video, mobile phones or any other equipment used for recording images of any kind, still or video, is strictly prohibited within all areas of the centre. Permission will only be granted for specific sessions, where written consent has been obtained from the duty management team. Thank you for your co-operation.


Very limited parking is available on site. On warm days this fills up very quickly and parking at the Lido can never be guaranteed. Once the car park is full please park nearby at Guildford Spectrum which is just a 10 minute walk away.

Guildford Lido thank you for your co-operation and please be respectful to our immediate neighbours.

pool ratios (for general swimming sessions)

  • Age 0 - 5 years: 1 adult to 1 child

  • Age 6 - 8 years: 1 adult to 2 children

  • Age 9 - 11 years: adult poolside supervision

Children under age 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times (aged 16 years or over)