Cotswold Water Park

Over the late May Bank Holiday weekend we (Katie, Dennis and Max) went away for the night to the Cotswold Water Park. I took advantage of the trip to have my first lake swim of the year at Waterland Outdoor Pursuits which is situated at Lake 32 of the park. http://www.ukwatersports.co.uk On arrival we paid... Continue Reading →

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Open-water Training 2017

    Serpentine SwimForTri:  http://www.swimfortri.co.uk/hyde-park/ RG Active: http://www.rgactive.com/coaching-training/swim-training/ Serpentine Swimming Club: http://serpentineswimmingclub.com/ General Admission: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/sports-and-leisure/serpentine-lido Tooting Bec Lido Fit and Abel: http://fitandabel.com/uk-swim-coaching/ SLSC: https://www.slsc.org.uk/ Training sessions are for SLSC members only. You can get a Club only membership costs for just £25 (£20 for 19-25 year olds) but with the club only membership you have to... Continue Reading →

Olympic swimming lesson

Myself and Katie were at the London aquatic centre on Saturday (18 March), aka the London 2012 Olympic Pool, for a lesson with Olympians, power couple of GB swimming and founders of Triscape David Carry and Keri-Anne Payne.  Triscape is a health and lifestyle company that focuses on swimming coaching in various set ups and locations. Before heading... Continue Reading →

10km pyramid

  After the success of 100 x 100m a few weeks ago everyone started getting very optimistic and suggesting more 10km sets. This is how we ended up at Charlton Lido again on 12th March 2017 attempting a 10km pyramid.  We were a reduced group this time as Adrian way away skiing (I think he... Continue Reading →

100 x 100m – 2017 edition

Early one morning I (Katie) received a text from Brian which broadly said “sooooo David, Nils and I were chatting and we are planning to do 100 x 100m soon. Are you keen?”  Challenging though it is, I love doing 100 x 100m so I was definitely in. The negotiations then started. The first point... Continue Reading →

Christmas set 2016

So our brains needed a rest from our usual Christmas set so we decided to spell out Christmas and then do a 400 per letter with each letter corresponding to an activity. Obviously you don't have to do them as 400s so give it a try. *C*atch up *H*ard *R*ecovery *I*ndividual Medley *S*ingle arm *T*ime... Continue Reading →

Training for Coniston 2016

I (Manda) recently watched a mini documentary series about USA athlete Sarah Brown. Sarah got unexpectedly pregnant a year before the Olympics in Rio. She decided to continue training whilst pregnant to ensure she could give herself the best chance at the Olympic trials in July 2016. She gave birth early so ended up having... 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 →

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