Training

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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