HELP! Winter River Challenge

The 1st of April will signify that we have 30 days of the Winter River Challenge to go and we already know that we aren't going to make it by this date, despite a last minute surge by some of the team (thanks Hilary!). "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your metres" We have asked friends and family... Continue Reading →

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Swimathon – the 2016 edition

Over the last few years Team Mermaids have participated in the Swimathon and it is now starting to feel like the opening event of the season.  While it can often be several more weeks before we actually race again it feels good (if somewhat scary) after a winter full of interval training to get in... Continue Reading →

Workout DVDs

I (Katie) am really rubbish at motivating myself to work out by myself so I love going to classes – yoga, Pilates, Barre Core…anything really. Now I am more shall we say ‘house bound’ I am less able to make time for classes alongside swimming and have had to find out other ways to work... Continue Reading →

Open water Swimming dictionary

This is a list of words/phrases that we use regularly when discussing swimming.  As you will see from the below it is probably not that useful! Thanks to the usual Team Mermaids support crew for suggestions:  Brian, pivo, Hilary, Lisa, Suz and Kate.   Acclimatisation: The act of screaming/whinging upon entering freezing (see below explanation) water.... Continue Reading →

Swim Cake Studies

At Team Mermaids one of our favourite things is cake (hence the cupcake in our logo!). We think it has almost magical properties in helping prepare for and recover from swimming feats. In support of A Lotus Rises and her Swim Cake Studies project we thought we would let you know our top 10 places... Continue Reading →

12 days of Christmas set

I (Manda) first did this training session in December 2013 with Marsha from RG Active. We didn’t make it through the full set as we only had an hour in a 36m pool but December 2014 came around and Team Mermaids and friends decided to give it another go down London fields. London fields is... Continue Reading →

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