Summer 2018: where to find us

The summer is fast approaching and we have started entering and planning our races for 2018. The year is about one big event every month and then probably some smaller/local races when we can. June – Lago D’orta:  I (Manda) am going to be tackling this without Katie. The 14km end to end swim of... Continue Reading →

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Team Mermaids favourite swimming hats

We asked some of our Team Mermaids friends to tell us about their favourite swimming hat (other than the Team Mermaid hat of course) and the memories it inspires for them. KATIE This is my swimming hat from when I was on the swimming team at the Cambridge University (many years ago know as you... Continue Reading →

Festive Caps and Costumes 2017

Ho Ho Ho It’s that time of year and this year we thought on top of our Christmas Wish List we would also share with you some of the festive caps and costumes we have come across.  Whether you fancy investing in a costume for the festive period or just decorating your head with an... Continue Reading →

SLSC vs. Serpies 2016

Each year South London Swimming Club takes on the Serpentine in a battle of the cold water swimmers.  The 2017 edition is coming up on 19 November so we thought was time to reflect on our experience at the 2016 Gala. For a couple of years Mandy, SLSC swimming co-captain, has asked us if we... Continue Reading →

Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling!

We love a Pool Crawl so we have done a few and therefore, have self appointed ourselves as Pool crawl Presidents! So here is our Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling.  Thanks to our Pool crawling partners in crime Brian and Pivo for helping us with the below. Have a small purse/freezer bag with 20ps and... Continue Reading →

Ultimate London Pool Crawl 2017

Team Mermaids’ Pool crawls started in 2014 off the back of wanting to tick off a block of pools for the  Winter Pool Challenge.  Somewhere along the journey we decided we actually enjoyed binge pooling and started doing it as a “thing”. See other pool crawls here. Last year we didn’t get around to doing... Continue Reading →

SLSC 110 Lengths Challenge 2017

The 110 lengths challenge held this year on 30 September 2017 is the closing party for the summer swimming season, celebrating a great summer at the lido and another year in the lido’s history.   Tooting Bec lido opened in 1906 and in previous years the challenge has been to swim one length for every year... Continue Reading →

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