Swim Serpentine 2018

Saturday 22nd September, Katie and I (Manda) met up at Green Park for the short walk over to Hyde Park for Swim Serpentine.  We had signed up for the 1 mile swim (the 2 mile was sold out - phew ;)) as a nice end of season swim.  It is held in London in the... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Coniston ChillSwim 2018

I (Manda) was meant to be doing Windermere One Way again this year but as you might have seen from earlier blogs I have been suffering from a shoulder injury so I made the decision to pull out.  l still had every intention of going to the lakes with Katie, Brian and David whether or... Continue Reading →

Dock 2 Dock 2018

"My name is Katie and I am a co-dependent swimmer" I find it very hard to train by myself.  I faff about before I leave the house, I faff when I arrive at the pool and then I half heartedly plod up and down and more often that not get out before the end of... Continue Reading →

Bantham Swoosh 2018

One winter morning at 7:10am Katie texted me "Just remembered Bantham Swoosh" - I (Manda) was sat on a London tube - this was not ideal as you can only get internet at the stations. I saw the message and replied, well actually I can't repeat what I replied, but it resulted in me standing... Continue Reading →

Josie’s escape from Alcatraz

Honorary Mermaid Josie Arden recently swam one of Team Mermaids bucket list swims the short but brutal crossing from Alcatraz prison to San Francisco bay.  She spoke to Katie about her experience. Katie: What inspired you to swim Alcatraz?  Josie: I think there was quite a large amount of ‘I don’t know if I can... Continue Reading →

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 →

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