Winter Challenge 2016/17

So it's the 30/9 and that means tomorrow is the start of the Team Mermaids' winter challenge. After last year's distance extravaganza we are going a little bit more fun but there are still some distance challenges involved. So we will have until April 30th to get as many points as possible by doing the below tasks.... Continue Reading →

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The Splash

Sunday morning saw a gaggle of open water swimmers and a token triathlete head to the west reservoir at Stoke Newington for Capital Tri's final 'the splash' of the season. My day started at 6am when I took the Katie Kenny approach to nutrition and had a biscuit for my breakfast before driving to North... Continue Reading →

All out swim at Pells Pool

I (Manda) have swum in Pells Pool in Lewes for the last 2 years and this year it didn't look like I was going to get my annual dip in but then Paul Bates of Big Rick's swim team and massive supporter of Macmillan Cancer care posted something about the 'all out swim' taking place... Continue Reading →

Coniston end to end 2016

Coniston end to end is exactly that.  It is a 5.25 mile (8.5 km) swim from the south end to the north end of Coniston Water that is hosted by Chill Swim aka Colin Hill.  I (Manda) have previously done the event in 2014, whereas Katie was away then.  As it was her first Coniston swim, it... Continue Reading →

Training for Coniston 2016

I (Manda) recently watched a mini documentary series about USA athlete Sarah Brown. Sarah got unexpectedly pregnant a year before the Olympics in Rio. She decided to continue training whilst pregnant to ensure she could give herself the best chance at the Olympic trials in July 2016. She gave birth early so ended up having... Continue Reading →

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