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Clare Kiddle

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£5,472raised of £10,000 target by 83 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help fund new changing facilities

London's Royal Docks - Open Water Swimming

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Why the Just Giving page?

As you know over the past few years we have had limited facilities for the open water swimmers at LRDOWS. We now have the chance to sort out some of these issues out with changing rooms, maybe also shower and toilets too.

We are investing a large amount of our capital and resources along with some great additional funding from London Dock Authority to improve the facilities for all of us who swim at the Docks.

But we have a great opportunity by spending just a little more to really upgrade this project and add some further facilities (including ...showers .. a loo... ) We are hoping our amazing friends who swim with us could help?

These facilities will be used and enjoyed by our community of swimmers and directly benefit everyone who uses the Docks for their Open Water Swimming.

So for just a few pounds each you can really help improve things and make your experience that little bit nicer when visiting the Docks.

We have chosen to do this via a Just Giving page as they support community projects and it is a convenient way for us all to see how the project fund raising is going.

In addition to getting some great new facilities the biggest 100 donators get entered into a draw to win free swimming for 1. a season, 2. a month and 3. a week, yes you can win free swimming for a season!

What are the plans?

We have already started refurbishing a large pontoon that will form the base of our new facilities.

Our initial plan is to buy two shipping containers and place then at either end of the pontoon, within the containers will be the changing and other facilities.

We have created an inspiration gallery on the website and will be adding images to it as the work progresses. But for now a few images of how a converted container could work.

Thank you in advance and I look forward to seeing you at the Docks soon.

Warm Regards


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  • Clare Kiddle5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    The team are working all hours to move this project forward! We now have a spiral staircase and amazing roof decking in place... the INDOOR reception area is nearly complete and work is now starting on those all important bathroom facilities... not long now...

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  • Clare Kiddle7 months ago
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    7 months ago

    Wow wow wow, we are in full swing now and things are starting to look amazing - check out the latest pictures from our pontoon project - this will be finished before the season starts. So excited as we have waited four years for our own facilities This will be reception area, with a window out to see all you lovely swimmers and make sure you are safe. Happy swimming.

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  • Clare Kiddle7 months ago
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    7 months ago

    Hello lovely supporters. After much waiting we have been able to finally start the main pain of the pontoon project. We hope it will move really fast now and each day things will happen. Thanks once again for all your support. It is so appreciated. We are doing our best to make this next year an amazing experience for you all.

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Page last updated on: 6/21/2019 14.29



  • Ivan


    Jun 21, 2019

    Excellent initiative. Hope the facilities continue to improve so all open water swimmers have a place to swim, change, and clean off afterwards.


  • Lizzie Montgomerie

    Lizzie Montgomerie

    May 29, 2019

  • David Helsby

    David Helsby

    Apr 29, 2019

    It’s really appreciated what you’re doing - making an already fantastic swimming experience a truly magnificent one!

  • Liz Trumble

    Liz Trumble

    Apr 28, 2019

    Great Project. Thanks for all your hard work , Love swimming at the Dock


  • Corinna Bridges

    Corinna Bridges

    Apr 28, 2019

    Thanks Rick it looks amazing! And thank you for letting us get changed on your boat all winter! See you soon :-) Corinna


  • Anonymous


    Apr 28, 2019

    This morning saw the work so far and it looks great. Well done to you and Rick.Here's to having toilets and not having to run to The Oiler and paying a lemonade tax....

  • Rebecca Trumble

    Rebecca Trumble

    Apr 28, 2019

    Thank you for your hard work. Toilets will be so helpful.


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London's Royal Docks - Open Water Swimming

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