Lane Swimming at the Lido

Guildford Lido is the only outdoor 50 metre swimming pool in Surrey and attracts swimmers from all over the UK. Unlike most seasonal outdoor pools Guildford Lido operates all year round for lane swimming.

Winter season swimming

Guildford Lido will be open for weekday and weekend lane swimming sessions. 

Winter Swimming at Guildford Lido will run from September to April. 

For unlimited swimming at Guildford Lido and Guildford Spectrum ALL YEAR, you may wish to consider a Swim Direct membership.

During the colder weather; wet suits are advised but not enforced. Hot beverages will be available on site. If you wish to swim without a wet suit, this is your choice but a disclaimer must be signed at Guildford Lido reception.

summer lane swimming

For our more serious swimmers and those who like to complete a few lengths as part of their fitness regime, the Lido has numerous exclusive lane swim sessions throughout the summer season. These sessions take place either in the mornings or in the evenings every day of the week.

Through the Winter season we run Off Season Swimming sessions. 

Under 16s are permitted for lane swimming only when accompanied by an adult. We do not allow groups of under 16s at these sessions. Wetsuits are permitted during these sessions only.

The lido is a great facility - an outdoor 50 metre lido is a rare thing these days and so highly valued