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15 of the most popular lidos and outdoor pools in the UK, and when they are likely to re-open

We don't need to tell you swimming is great for runners. It can help you rehab from injury, plus get stronger and faster when training for an event.

If you're new to swimming, or looking to find your local lido and swim outdoors once pools re-open, here, we've listed some of the most popular swimming lidos in the UK. At the moment, nearly all of the lidos on the list are still closed due to the coronavirus restrictions, but most look likely to re-open at the beginning of July, if Government guidelines permit.

Is it safe to go swimming at the moment?

At the time of writing, pools remain close throughout the UK. We've got plenty of advice from the experts on swimming safely amid coronavirus concerns here.

What are the benefits of swimming in a lido?

Of course, when heading to a lido you're often swapping the luxuries of a heated swimming pool for a much colder dip. But there are benefits for runners, with recent studies finding swimming in colder water to have a positive effect on the immune system and symptoms of depression. What's more, if you're training for a triathlon, it's a good way to get used to the colder temperatures you're likely to experience on race day.

Should I wear a wetsuit when swimming in a lido?

Most lidos are open all year round, so some swimmers opt to wear a wetsuit when swimming in their local lido in winter months, however often this is purely down to personal preference.

15 of the most popular lidos and outdoor pools in the UK, and when they are likely to re-open

Here's what we know so far.

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