The Lido has closed for another year. Even though the weather has been mediocre the swimming there has been superb. As Tricky Skills remarks in his blog it's been possible to use the pool for actual training and I think I've been there most days in June, July and August. Some people are still up for it, even in October but even Tricky admits it's now so cold it's actually causing him to hallucinate. Another seven months before it reopens - perhaps it's time to consider buying a wetsuit so I can be there first day and not die in the attempt.