109 lengths at Tooting Bec Lido with SLSC 2015

Every year since the 100 year anniversary of Tooting Bec Lido, SLSC have held a club challenge to swim the age of the lido in lengths.  Now if the lido was 25m then this would be a fun swim, however, (un)fortunately for us the lido is 100yds (91m). 2015 is the 109th anniversary of the... Continue Reading →

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Reflecting on a fun summer of swimming

Now that the nights are drawing in and the weather (not to mention the lido) is getting colder we thought it was time to reflect on this summer’s outdoor swimming season.  Over the last few years we have been focused on one big summer swim (2012 Manhattan, 2013 Zurich and 2014 Windermere) but this summer,... Continue Reading →

Elba swim

I (Manda) decided, for some silly reason, that Italy was a better choice than the Dart 10k this year.  I was genuinely sorry to miss out but I did get to do lots of awesome swimming instead, including a week of beautiful swimming in Elba.  Elba is an italian island off the coast of Tuscany with... Continue Reading →

Dart 10k: a swim of two halves

The Outdoor Swimming Society’s Dart 10k is one of the iconic open water swims of the season is and probably on most open water swimmers’ bucket lists. The event is a 10k swim down the River Dart in Devon from Totnes to Dittisham.  I think the Devon countryside is beautiful which gives an added attraction to... Continue Reading →

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