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 →

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A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish list 2017

Once again we thought we would share with you the items we will be putting on our wish list for this Christmas, so that you can either add them to you own list or buy something for your swimming BFFs. As usual there is a mixture of the fun and fabulous and the affordable to... Continue Reading →

Winter Challenge 2016/17: the review

#failed This year’s winter challenge was meant to be a little less taxing and a bit more fun, however, as proven by the results below we failed!  That being said Brian won, so chapeau Brian! Kate, Lisa and Pivo posted 0 and me and Katie post some (but not many) points! Even though it was a... Continue Reading →

Swimming Baby names

With both having had sons recently we know what an ordeal choosing a name can be but these days you can call your children pretty much anything, so why not be inspired by your favourite hobby and use a swimming related name.  Here are our favourites: Elaine.  Get it... A-Lane Catalina.  In honour of one... Continue Reading →

A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish List 2016

Last year we had a great response to our wish list so we thought we would do another one for 2016... It is also serves as a massive hint to our husbands! Day 1 - Stocking Fillers/Gift wrapping The perfect wrapping paper for any swimmer's gifts is Nancy Farmer's.  Beautifully constructed swimmers give the illusion of snowflakes... Continue Reading →

The pregnancy swim diary

Being pregnant presented some interesting challenges to my (Manda) swimming training, however, I was able to continue to swim right until 40 weeks.  This was all made possible by lots of lovely people, mainly Katie, who continued to swim with me despite my speed and endurance not being what it once was.  It also helped... Continue Reading →

Winter River challenge: the results

So May is here and the 2015/16 Winter River Challenge is now officially over. The challenge was to swim the length of the 10 longest rivers in the UK (Nene, Spey, Clyde, Tay, Ure/Ouse, Wye, Great Ouse, Trent, Thames, Severn) over a seven month period. Regular readers of the blog will know that we were... Continue Reading →

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