Winter Swim Club

The Winter Swim Club is run in partnership with Bradford Council and takes place every weekend from Sat 27th September 2014 to Sunday 14th December 2014 inclusive. The following weekend we will have the Annual Christmas Swim!


Saturday 13.00 – 15.00

Sunday 12.00 – 14.00


The price is drastically reduced this year as we anticipate lots of you joining in!

£55 for the club + £10 Friends of Ilkley Lido Membership (if you are not already a member)

Payment is made as follows by Direct Bank Transfer:
Friends of Ilkley Lido
Please use the reference is ‘Winter’ + your initial and surname on the transfer.

As soon as you have registered here and we have your payment we will send you your Winter Swim Club Card and the club membership agreement. You will need both your signed membership agreement and your Club Card for the first session so all payments will have to be cleared in the bank before you can swim. Make sure you have filled in your address in your registration details so we can get these to you.

Club etiquette and recommendations

  • The outdoor swimming society recommends acclimatising to cold water by swimming at least twice a week, and starting your acclimatisation in the summer. Please look at the OSS website for full information on swimming in cold water.
  • Please do wear wetsuits if you prefer.
  • If you swim in the marked lane (you can see this under the water) then please swim anticlockwise, without stopping at the end, so that swimmers can swim unimpeded. Outside the swim lanes please do stop as often as you need!
  • Friends of Ilkley Lido seeks to enhance and preserve the lido and from time to time we ask our members to support fundraising activities and membership drives


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The Winter Swim Club is for over 16s. You will need your Membership Card to attend and your signed Membership Agreement

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please do bring wetsuits if you prefer, and hot drinks as the cafe will not be open.

Outdoor Yoga Class

We are pleased to announce this special outdoor Yoga class for all,  with the beautiful moor and Cow & Calf rocks as our stunning backdrop.  We have arranged a nice private spot in the grounds of the lido (in a large grassy space between the two hedges).
Price £7.00. Just let reception know you are for yoga and they will let you in. 50% of the cost goes to the Lido for further funding back into the community.Teens are also welcome with parents £4. Pay on the day in cash.
Please bring a mat if you have one, a water bottle, some sun cream if sunny, and a blanket for savasana, there will be a limited mats & blankets to borrow and also purchase if you like.
Classes are run by Emma Fotherby and are suitable for all levels of yoga, even for total beginners as all poses can be adapted for all levels, all our welcome and Yoga truly benefits all sports and lifestyles.
Emma is trained with Sun Power Yoga which is an eclectic mix of three styles:
Traditional Hatha for Alignment.
Sivananda Yoga for Subtle Mind and Breath work.
Astanga Vinyasa for Heat, flexibility and stamina.
Classes are a blend of flowing movement sequences, strength work, stretching, expanding, and breathing techniques.
Each week we will focus on our breath, breathing fully into our bodies to release any tension and linking this with our movements, Sun salutations (after a few weeks these will really flow for you), several strengthening sequences of warriors and different traditional asanas.
Standing postures will be poses which open and strengthen the whole body and develop balancing skills.
We then move to seated, kneeling, prone and supine poses. These focus on developing rotational mobility in the spine, opening the hip joints and stretching the hamstrings (back of the thighs).
Finishing in Savasana, total relaxation to bring balance and calmness through the whole of your body, mind, heart and life.
Yoga is all about removing blockages, allowing energy to move freely around the body, so we spend some time in each pose to gently persuade the body to expand.
Please try to let me Emma if you are coming in advance for numbers here
English weather permitting! ~ If its raining or has been very wet we will sadly have to cancel the session so please be aware that every week I will post on here for a update and if its dry it will always be on.
Looking forward to seeing you all at these fun sessions with our amazing uplifting breeze, sun & Ilkley moor backdrop!
Namaste, Emma xx
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