David Lloyd Lichfield (Outdoor)

Bonus outdoor pool on freezing cold December afternoon!

After finishing a 1km in the indoor pool, hop out through the glass doors to the 20m, three lane outdoor pool, it’s too cold to hang about, it’s six degrees outside so set the watch to the correct pool length and jump straight. It’s cold! Hard to believe it’s a heated pool - and no steam rising off the surface! Don’t hang about, start working through the required fifty lengths to get this one added to the list. Unsurprisingly, I have the entire pool to my self, there’s only only lane rope but three lanes marked on the concrete floor, select a leave-free path mid-way between the double lane.

There’s quite a bit of foliage in the pool, not too bad and it’s clearly well maintained. It’s a fairly consistent 1m depth and the water is crystal clear but oddly feel it’s too cold for tumble turns or too much pace, more interested in a straight 1km swim to tick off the list!

Complete the pool, take a few in pool photos and sprint back inside to the hot tub.

Swim Stats

  • 1000 meters total swim
  • 1:41 pace / 100m
  • Garmin Swim 2 Watch



Considering it's mid-December, the pool was relatively clean, only a few leaves. The water was crystal clear but cold (apparently it's a heated pool but no steam rising off the surface on such a cold day) but not so cold that it was uncomfortable.

Pool Details

  • Length 20 meters
  • 3-lane pool
  • Outdoor (Heated)

David Lloyd Lichfield (Outdoor)
One Lichfield South Wall Island, Shenstone, Lichfield WS14 0QP

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