Swimming in Ruislip Lido

Swimming and paddling in Ruislip Lido

Swimming is NOT permitted in Ruislip Lido any more. 

Whilst there is nobody there to stop you (or equally save you if you get in trouble) the water is considered unfit to swim in. Equally whilst people do paddle in there again the water could be considered an issue.

Ironically years ago there were large swimming areas and a lifeguard position off-shore in a rowing boat to help anyone getting in trouble. It is suggested that the fact that there are no longer speedboats on the lake (pulling the skiers) as meant the lake of pollution off them has allowed certain type of algae to thrive.

Swimming is NOT permitted in Ruislip Lido any more. 

Whilst there is nobody there to stop you (or equally save you if you get in trouble) the water is considered unfit to swim in. Equally whilst people do paddle in there again the water could be considered an issue.
Ironically years ago there were large swimming areas and a lifeguard position off-shore in a rowing boat to help anyone getting in trouble. It is suggested that the fact that there are no longer speedboats on the lake (pulling the skiers) as meant the lake of pollution off them has allowed certain type of algae to thrive.


Once there was a life guard at Ruislip Lido

Life Guard at Ruislip Lido

There is no longer a lifeguard at Ruislip Lido - and thanks to Guy Hadwin for the picture of him in the boat above and all the other pictures on the web site of a very flooded Ruislip Lido