Windermere One Way 2018

Swimming the 10.5 miles from one of end of Lake Windermere to the other is one of those right of passage type swims for any experienced open water swimmer. When Manda suggested in November 2017 we enter the growing Windermere One Way event at the start of September 2018 I was therefore keen. This would... Continue Reading →

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Bucket List Swims

We often ramble on to each other and others about the "wouldn't that be cool" swims.  Often it then results in us signing up for something that we probably shouldn't have but these are the adventures that have yet to happen due to various factors.  So what are our bucket list swims, races, holidays and... Continue Reading →

Lake District 2017

After our week in the lake district last year, we were keen to do a longer Buttermere swim and also explore some areas of the lakes we hadn’t got to. Saturday (Manda) Saturday we arrived in Penrith accompanied by David and Brian to pick up our very small hire car, which with 3 tall adults,... Continue Reading →

Crewing for the Channel

On Friday 14th August I got a text from Team Mermaids’ friend, Lisa Williams, saying that her Channel swim that was planned for the 1st week of September had been brought forward to start on Monday at 00:30. I knew this presented a problem as one of her crew members was Brian and he was... Continue Reading →

Night Swimmer (Sandford Parks Lido) July 2015

On Friday myself (Manda), Brian and fellow Tuesday Night swimmers, Adrian, aka Dad Carr and David, aka Uncle Davey, went up to Cheltenham's Lido, Sandford Parks, for a 12 hour night relay called Night Swimmer. Once again, this seemed like a great idea in January, but as the date got closer and the reality of rain throughout the... Continue Reading →

Windermere 2 way relay 2014

Originally Katie and I (Manda) had decided that after Zurich we wanted to do something long in 2014 but not AS long. Not so long that we would be required to lose every weekend to the water from January to the swim. We had pretty much dedicated the whole first 8 months of 2013 to training for... Continue Reading →

Waiting.. For the channel

Pivo here.. explaining to you what waiting for his channel relay has done to him! Note: as I publish this.. he is on the boat about to start his relay... Go cosmic rays!!! Well hello there, it is Pivo here, now I actually have a proper name, but well the mermaids choose not to use... Continue Reading →

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