The Lido open air swimming pool when we were kids of around 10 years old the Junior school took us to the local Lido for swimming lessons and we were taught by a woman teacher bawling at us from the side like a Sergeant Major. We learnt out of fear rather than pleasure.
Having leant to swim the following summer holidays were spent day in day out at the Lido with gradually getting the nerve to dive off the top board. Spring board was great fun. No elf and safety back in those days
It used to be 1 shilling deposit for the locker key and 2d for the half hour swim. we would walk home with our trunks wrapped in a wet towel and by 4d worth of chips on the walk home. Simple time
I don't recall going swimming during the skinhead times - probably because of not having a style of swimwear ?
Yes I walked home with a bag of chips too.
I also went swimming in the late 60s and left my stuff in the cubicle. My shoes got nicked. They were probably after the Royals one of my pals had, which he put in the cloakroom (with attendant)