The 1912 Amateur Swimming Association  directory for swimmers in England listing: Indoor swimming baths, lidos, swimming lakes, swimming rivers, and seaside swimming facilities...

CORNWALL

BOSCASTLE.

Sea (private), Sea. Dangerous Coast. Historic wild swimming venue.

Boscastle Sea Bathing History
Bude
Bude bathing beach with changing tents 
Bude sea pool Summerleaze beach. Lido.
Bude Sir Thomas Bathing Pit (below)
FALMOUTH.

Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

Falmouth Swimming Club, historic wild swimming venue
Hayle.

Hayle Outdoor Bathing Place 1936-39

Hayle Lido was constructed for swimmers in one of the tidal pools adjacent to the town on a site that is soon to be redeveloped (behind Jewson's on Carnsew Road) It opened in 1936 and closed with the deceleration of the Second World War. Another Lido opened in the 1970's but is under threat. Historic wild swimming venue.

Hayle. ​  Hayle Outdoor Bathing Place 1936-39
Hayle. ​  Hayle Outdoor Bathing Place 1936-39
Illogan.

Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

Lady Basset's Baths; six tidal man-made pools at Portreath Beach. Carved out of the rock at different levels and shaped liked baths. One is located in a cave, accessed by a metal ladder. They were built between 1780 and 1800 for Lady Frances Basset under by her father as sea-water bathing would be beneficial for his daughter's health.

 

A swimming pool at the eastern side of the beach was formed from a natural rock pool by the addition of a retaining wall.

KINGSAND.

Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

LAUNCESTON.

Public Bath, close to town. Open-air. Lido. free Saturdays. 

Public Bath, close to town. Open-air. Lido. free Saturdays.
LOOE.

Sea. Private Machines, bathing safe. Historic wild swimming venue.

Below right: This rock is known locally as "Tom Barbers Rock". Tom died as he hit the rocks below when diving. Beware!

Illogan. ​  Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.  ​  Lady Basset's Baths
Public Bath, close to town. Open-air. Lido. free Saturdays.
LOSTWITHIEL.

River. Historic wild swimming venue.

LOSTWITHIEL. River Swimming History. Credit: Mat Connolley (Matnkat) Wild Swimming History Cornwall
MARAZION.

Sea. Private Machines. Historic wild swimming venue.

Marazion Cornwall Sea Swimming History. Wild Swiming Cornwall.
NEWQUAY.

Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

Wild Swimming at Newquay Wild Swimming History Cornwall
Newquay Great Western Beach Bathing Machines Wild Swimming History Cornwall
The Bathing Beach Newquay Wild Swimming History Cornwall
Newquay Beach and Bathing Pool Wild Swimming History Cornwall
PENZANCE.

Public Bath. Poor accommodation for spectators. (Jubilee Pool pictured below) Lido.

Jubilee Pool Penzance Wild Swimming History Cornwall
Swimming baths Wherrytown Penzance Swimmng History
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Penzance Lido and Diving Boards Wild Swimming History Cornwall
Penzance Lido with Pontoon Wild Swimming History Cornwall
Jubilee Bathing Pool Penzance, notice the slide, diving board and water polo Wild Swimming History Cornwall
Jubilee Pool Penzance Wild Swimming History Cornwall
PENZANCE.

Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

Perranporth.
Perranporth Sea Pool Wild Swiming History Cornwall
Polzeath.
Tristram Bathing Pool Polzeath Wild Swiming History Cornwall
PORT ISAAC.
Sea, Port Gaverne. Public Boxes. Historic wild swimming venue.
Port Isaac Wild Swimming History
ST AUSTELL.
River, near town. Historic wild swimming venue.
St Austell Beach Wild Swimming History
ST IVES.
Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.
St Ives Cornwall Swimming HIstory
Natural Swimming Pool Treyarnon BayCornwall Wild Swimming History
Sea Bathing, Porthminster Beach St Ives Cornwall Wild Swimming History
TRURO.
Public Bath, St Mary Street.
The old Hendra swimming pool in Truro
TRURO.
River, Malpas Road. Historic wild swimming venue.
Truro Swimming club history River, Malpas Road. Historic wild swimming venue.
Outdoor Swimming in Britain - History
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