Henley Bridge to Bridge 2014

Brian (@Brian_M_Foley) here - guest blogger and honorary merman for the day. On Saturday, 9th August, I swum the Henley Club to Pub with fellow merfolk Amanda, Katie & Kate. The next morning it was time for the Bridge to Bridge swim - 14km downstream from Henley Bridge to Marlow Bridge. This swim almost didn’t happen for... Continue Reading →


Henley double header 2014

Kate, who loves beer as much as she does swimming, found the Henley Club to Pub event and as early as May she was rounding the troops for an evening out in Henley...even though she wasn’t sure she was going to be able to come as it had potential to clash with her channel relay... Continue Reading →

Hen do with Mermaids

Kate (@katelovesale) was away on training camp for my 'official hen' do so we had to have another hen do 'mermaid style'. The day didn't involve any swimming but it certainly involved lots of our other favourite activities. The day started at Parkrun (@parkrun) in Richmond. For those of you don't know Parkrun is an... Continue Reading →

Summer 2014 Tooting Bec Lido

Every time I head to my local lido I have a completely different experience. There are so many variables; who you are with, weather, water temperature, skin v suit, open to public, personal mood etc. I can't handle the cold (I'm getting better... Slowly!) so whereas I have my South London SC Lido membership for... Continue Reading →

London Triathlon 2014

For the past couple of years I (Katie @katiekenny1804) have competed in London Tri with a friend from Uni, Stu Brown, and another friend of his, Steve Osborne. With my inability to bike and run I am clearly always on the swim. This year however, at 4 months pregnant I thought the brutal open water... Continue Reading →

Poseidon 2012 – NYC victory

One of my favourite memories of university is training and racing the bi-annual Oxbridge Channel Swim relay. I competed in the race in 2000 and in 2002. The swim follows standard channel swim rules. 6 swimmers (three girls and three boys in our case) swimming one hour each on rotation until you get to France.... Continue Reading →

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