Swimming for Christmas joy

ARUNDEL Lido will be splashing out with nine days of festive swims this year.

From Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day, swimmers will be able to take the plunge from 10am to 2pm each day.

David Wood, chairman of the trust which runs the Lido, said: “We are very pleased to be able to resume our tradition of opening to the public during the festive season.

“We were unable to do so last year because our old water heating system had finally failed. 

“However, thanks to the magnificent local response to our boiler appeal back in the spring, we now have a very efficient new water-heating system and our customers can experience warm water, even in the depths of the winter.”

Whatever the weather, water temperature should be at 28 degrees Celsius throughout the festive period thanks to the new system.

Entry costs £4 per day for swimmers aged 16 or over, or £2 a day for under-16s.

Alternatively, a winter season ticket is available as well, covering all nine days for £20, and £10 for under-16s.