From this coming Saturday (1st May 2021), swimming at all ponds will require pre-booking for all but the first and last slots of the day which will remain "free flow" as they currently are. The booking system is the same as the one in place last summer, however, there are a few differences, including that you may now use your season ticket to book your swim.
Whilst Covid is still a threat (even when restrictions are lifted) some restrictions/booking arrangements will remain in place for all of 2021, but we anticipate that there will be tweaks as the year continues and weather changes.
Below is a summary of the arrangements effective from 1st May with links to relevant places for more detailed information. Full details from the City Of London are available here.
SWIM SESSION TIMINGS (from 1st May)
A telephone booking line is available at 020 7332 3779 (Monday to Friday) for swimmers who have no internet access or who find this system difficult to use. Please forward this information to any swimmer you know who may be unable to book online.
IMPORTANT EXTRA INFORMATION
With a limit of 40 people at any one time/session in the Mixed Pond, it is important that people are aware of the booking and cancellation policies (which may be subject to change); this will help maximise use and minimise wasted bookings (and money). We are also keen to retain some feeling of spontaneity for swimming so if you can take note of the following that will help.