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Boxing Day Swim at the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, is back for 2018 following its overwhelming success last year. 

The doors of the Council’s outdoor family water attraction will once again open on Wednesday, December 26, for its annual Boxing Day Swim. 

Please note: This event is now fully-booked

The first Boxing Day Swim session will commence at 8:30am, with sessions throughout the day.

More than 500 people visited the Council’s popular outdoor swimming attraction on Boxing Day last year to enjoy an open-air swim in the heated pools. 

This will be the final opportunity of the year to swim at the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, which has welcomed more than 266,000 visitors since opening in 2015 and will end the record-breaking season in style. 

The wonderful summer weather saw over 91,000 visitors at the family outdoor water attraction since this year’s season started in March – an increase of over 16,000 visitors on the previous season. 

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said: “This has been our busiest season ever at the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, and this has been due to a combination of factors - especially the fantastic weather this summer and the amazing facility to suit all ages and swimming abilities. 

“The annual Boxing Day Swim is always a popular event and it attracts visitors from far and wide. This year will undoubtedly be no exception, with places in great demand, so please book early to avoid any disappointment. 

“Celebrate the festive season with a swim in the great outdoors. It is invigorating and great fun. There is no atmosphere quite like the Boxing Day Swim.” 

The Boxing Day Swim will comprise of five, one-hour sessions (8:30am-9:30am; 9:45am-10:45am; 11:00am-12:00am; 12:15pm-1:15pm; 1:30pm-2:30pm). Only the main pool will be open on the day. 

The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, is currently closed for the winter period. The Waterside Cafe and Lido Play, the outdoor childrens’ play area at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, remain open all year around. 

For all your latest news and updates on the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, visit and also the Lido Ponty Facebook and Twitter pages. 

  • The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, will be open for a Boxing Day Swim on Wednesday, December 26.
Posted on Tuesday 11th December 2018

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