Brockwell Water Polo goes Indoors

Brockwell Water Polo in the pool

Following a successful Summer season at Brockwell, Water Polo is moving back indoors, starting Monday 5th August, to Alleyn’s Boys School just 10 minutes up the road from the Lido. Drive, cycle or catch the number 37 bus, which stops outside the door.

A spokesperson said: “This is a great pool which we have used before so we are looking forward to a full Winter of aquatic mayhem with coach Carl Hill.

“Water Polo is an energetic team game, wonderful exercise and a great way to meet other swimmers. The sport combines speed and strength, as well as learning new skills and a high level of fitness. A refreshing change from trudging endless lengths in the pool on your own. For an outline of the basic rules visit the Swim England web site.”

Sessions are open to all levels of players, from complete beginners to seasoned shooters. All are coached by professional and national-league players. The one hour session normally starts with basic skill techniques, finishing with a team match before decanting to the pub for a ‘game analysis’.

Sessions are open to competent swimmers who are comfortable treading water at the deep end of the pool (there is a lot of treading water). No goggles, eyewear or jewellery can be worn during the sessions to avoid injury. If you wear glasses or hard contact lenses, we recommend you wear disposable contact lenses for the session.

Protective swim caps, balls and goals are provided by the club. Just bring your swimming cossie, a towel and your enthusiasm.

For more information visit their web site here.



  1. Anyone interested in water polo can also join South London Swimming Club’s sessions, which are still outside for this summer at Brockwell Lido (Tuesdays) and Tooting Lido (Thursdays) and will move inside for the autumn for sessions on Sundays. First session is free. £10 thereafter.

    More details here

    The South London Swimming Club water polo group attracts men and women with a mixture of abilities. Normally 15-20 people turn up and it’s a friendly, fun atmosphere to learn the game or improve under legendary coach Steve Baker. There is always a social to the pub afterwards for team members to chat and get to know one another.

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