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Welcome to our Blog. The majority of the content is about our outdoor swimming activities; with other comments, thoughts and pictures along the way. See our website http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/blueskyswimming/

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Monday, 10 May 2010

First Lido Swim of the Year - Hathersage

Sandra, Nic and Lesley in the Balmy Water at Hathersage Lido, Derbyshire
4 degrees centigrade air temperature but a tropical 24 degrees in the steaming water. Sandra arrives to apologies that the boiler is not up to speed and the water is cooler than usual - no problem for us being used to single figures centigrade in the North Sea. A beautiful pool - built 1936 - and it has its own bandstand - how unique! It is a must visit if you're in the area.

Great to do some dives - including some 'banned' somersault ones!

Pete the lifeguard took a picture and will link us on the pool web site. Thanks Pete.... and thanks for the chat and encouragement for our swimming challenges. http://www.hathersage.org.uk/h/H.nsf/26364ba6e6a9cbe580256f32005e236a/5ea86dab47bf61a280256d72005b0ad7!OpenDocument&Highlight=0,Accomodation,Inns,InfoPicture

Pete the Lifeguard

And after the swim we went to the Pool Cafe where Kev's bakewell tart and cappuccinos warmed us through. Nic thinks the iced version of the bakewell tart should be adopted as our official energy food for the swim challenges - our answer to kendal mint cake for the 3 peakers.

Iced Bakewell - Energy Food

Kev Smith in his cafe

Sandra waving.

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