Month: October 2015

Why we love parkrun

Now Team Mermaids are swimmers which means that we are pretty rubbish at running but we do absolutely love parkrun. Parkrun is an organisation which operates 5km runs usually at 9am on Saturday in parks and commons literally ALL OVER THE WORLD. What’s more the runs are FREE to enter! All you have to do […]

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Mini Merman

Over the last few months I have been taking little M to baby swimming lessons. We started when he was about 4 or 5 months. I had wanted to take him before but getting on to a baby swimming course in South West London is very competitive! In retrospect though I think it was wise […]

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~4k (4000m) swim sets

**UPDATED 20/05/17** These are sets we are doing ourselves so will be added to as and when we do new sessions. See also: 2.5k sets 3k sets 5k+ sets A few abbreviations explained: SR -> SECONDS REST ALT -> MEANS ALTERNATING, therefore, one length one thing, one length the other. BUILD -> get faster over […]

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Essential pool kit

Unfortunately for us from the end of October…ok maybe beginning of October to April, cold water swimming just isn’t possible due to the distance we need to train so we defect to the heated pools of London. Here is the essential bits of kit we use. Swimsuit There are many a name, Bathers (Guernsey), Togs […]

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