Author(s): Beanland, Christopher,
Date of Publication: 06/08/2020,
Pagination: 208 pages, Colour photography throughout,
Imprint: Batsford Ltd,
Published By: Pavilion Books
Book Classification: Swimming & diving
The book begins with a history of outdoor pools - their grand beginnings after the buttoned-up Victorian era, their falling popularity in the 20th century, and the newfound appreciation for the outdoor pool, or lido, and outdoor swimming in the 21st century.
In addition there are interviews with pool users around the globe about why they swim. The book is illustrated throughout with beautiful colour photography, as well as archive photography and advertising.