Lido Ponty Boxing and New Year’s Day Swims

Written by on 1st December 2022

After a rollercoaster year of early morning swims in all weathers, family fun in the sun, and exciting new cold water sessions, Lido Ponty is wrapping up 2022 the traditional way – with a Boxing Day Swim.

Tickets go on sale 9am on Monday, December 5, for the much-loved event, which offers a festive swim in the heated pools.

Following the cold water swim trial, where water temperature dropped to 15 degrees, you’ll be pleased to know pool temperatures will rise back to 28 degrees for Boxing Day.

Or, why not start 2023 as you mean to carry on with a dip at Lido Ponty on New Year’s Day?! Tickets for these sessions go on sale at 9am on Monday, December 12.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: 

“Boxing Day and New Year’s Day swims are the final events in the Lido Ponty calendar before we close down to get ready to do it all again at Easter time – and we cannot wait!

“Over 113,000 people visited Lido Ponty in 2022, and we have loved welcoming each and every one of them to our beautiful attraction – rain and shine!

“The cold water swim sessions were introduced as a trial and, with water temperatures dropping to 15 degrees in winter, we were not sure how these would go, but we were delighted so many people visited from near and far to get involved.

“Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are the last sessions to get your Lido Ponty fix for a while, so make sure you get your tickets when they go on sale.”

Boxing Day Swims go on sale 9am on Monday, December 5. Tickets are £7, including a hot chocolate at the end of your session. Under fives swim free. Please bring your own Christmas hats – we’d love to share them on our socials.

New Year’s Day swims go on sale 9am Monday, December 12. Tickets are £6 (no drink provided) and, again, under fives go free.

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