Michael Phelps training kit review

This summer we got our hands on some of the new Michael Phelps "MP" kit to try. http://michaelphelps.com/uk/ Paddles (Katie): We tend to swim outside for most of the summer making the most of lido, lake and sea swimming but once we were back swimming in indoor pools we were able to test out the paddles.... Continue Reading →

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Maternity Swimsuits

Why are maternity costumes so nasty?  Proper Nasty.  Low back, low front, frills and generally all black.  This is a time when you need chest support but swimwear brands are not bothering and worse still, making the front even lower than normal.  Why?? We don't want anything different to what we wanted beforehand.  We just want... Continue Reading →

Ear Plugs

I (Manda) have recently noticed that my right ear always seems to have water stuck in it post swim and occasionally I also suffer from an inkling of pain in there post swim. There have also coincidentally been a few bits on social media re surfers ear so taking that and the pain into consideration... Continue Reading →

Man vs Ocean – Adam Walker

I (Manda) can't remember when I first heard about the 'Ocean's Seven' challenge but I remember meeting my first Ocean Seven'r in NYC as we had none other than Darren Miller as our observer for our Manhattan swim in 2012. Darren told us stories about his swims and it inspired me but scared me in... Continue Reading →

Michael Phelps: No limits

I (Katie) recently read Michael Phelps biography which he wrote after winning an unprecedented 8 gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. This is another one which Manda lent me sometime ago that has been sat on the bookshelf for a while. I am really glad that I finally got round to reading it... Continue Reading →

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