Opening on May 28 through to September 2011, residents and visitors to Plymouth will be able to enjoy free-swimming at Tinside Lido. In 2010 adults paid £6.40 for an all day pass and children £4.25. Plymouth City Council hope the scheme will boost tourism to the area. Plymouth Hoe is a historic swimming site; although the Lido is sadly all that is left for swimmers of an area steeped in swimming history. Most recently, Tom Daily was inspired at the tender age of seven to launch himself on a career that has taken him to the top, by the diving boards on the Hoe. If tempted to visit the Lido, take the time to read up on the history of this swimming paradise, now all but lost.