The Ponds – film review

As a year round swimmer on the other side of the Thames to the Hampstead ponds and a regular visitor to the ponds, I (Manda) was keen to go see "The Ponds", a film documenting a year with the people that swim at the Hampstead ponds.  There have been a lot of showings of the... Continue Reading →

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UK Cold water swimming championships 2019

In 2017 (see here) we foolishly signed up to the UK cold water swimming championships at Tooting Bec Lido.  Foolish because by the time the event came around I (Manda) hadn't been in the water since November and foolish because by the day of the event the water was a crispy 1.5 degrees! After the... Continue Reading →

Festive caps and cossies 2018

Here is our list for 2018 festive caps, cossies and other bits we have seen on offer! Born to Swim They've added some new designs for this year and they are beauts! You can use discount code: MERMAIDS for 15% off https://borntoswim.eu/products/christmas-holiday-silicone-swim-cap-limited-edition?variant=12764204400739 https://borntoswim.eu/products/christmas-microfiber-towel-limited-edition?variant=12764259975267   12 swims 4 mum The proceeds from these caps go to... Continue Reading →

A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish List 2018

Every year we send each other loads of messages saying "WANT".  Normally these things are either swimming, cake or nail varnish related!  As usual we are sharing the swimming things (with maybe some guest appearances of the other categories) with you (/our husbands...) so that you might get some inspiration of what to put on... Continue Reading →

Swim Serpentine 2018

Saturday 22nd September, Katie and I (Manda) met up at Green Park for the short walk over to Hyde Park for Swim Serpentine.  We had signed up for the 1 mile swim (the 2 mile was sold out - phew ;)) as a nice end of season swim.  It is held in London in the... Continue Reading →

Windermere One Way 2018

Swimming the 10.5 miles from one of end of Lake Windermere to the other is one of those right of passage type swims for any experienced open water swimmer. When Manda suggested in November 2017 we enter the growing Windermere One Way event at the start of September 2018 I was therefore keen. This would... Continue Reading →

Coniston ChillSwim 2018

I (Manda) was meant to be doing Windermere One Way again this year but as you might have seen from earlier blogs I have been suffering from a shoulder injury so I made the decision to pull out.  l still had every intention of going to the lakes with Katie, Brian and David whether or... Continue Reading →

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