Preparing to race – what kit do you need?

Last weekend we headed down to Devon for the Bantham Swoosh - our first proper race of the season.  Cue a furious exchange of text messages about what we needed to pack to make sure we had everything for race day.  For those of you like us who can never remember what it is you... Continue Reading →

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Brockwell Spring Relays 2018

Thursday we were #mermaidsontour and headed the hefty distance of 3 miles (and a whole 1.4 miles from Katie’s house) down the road from Tooting Bec Lido to Brockwell Lido. Despite its closeness we rarely head down there so it was fun to visit. It is a beautiful lido but it is that little bit... Continue Reading →

Team Mermaids do modelling

Yesterday our secret mermaid project was published and we can tell you all about it! Back in March we were contacted by Emma, the Beauty Editor at M&S to ask us if we wanted to be involved in a beauty photo shoot for the M&S ‘Inspire Me’ section of their website.  Emma said they loved... Continue Reading →

Summer 2018: where to find us

The summer is fast approaching and we have started entering and planning our races for 2018. The year is about one big event every month and then probably some smaller/local races when we can. June – Lago D’orta:  I (Manda) am going to be tackling this without Katie. The 14km end to end swim of... Continue Reading →

Festive Caps and Costumes 2017

Ho Ho Ho It’s that time of year and this year we thought on top of our Christmas Wish List we would also share with you some of the festive caps and costumes we have come across.  Whether you fancy investing in a costume for the festive period or just decorating your head with an... Continue Reading →

SLSC vs. Serpies 2016

Each year South London Swimming Club takes on the Serpentine in a battle of the cold water swimmers.  The 2017 edition is coming up on 19 November so we thought was time to reflect on our experience at the 2016 Gala. For a couple of years Mandy, SLSC swimming co-captain, has asked us if we... Continue Reading →

Ultimate London Pool Crawl 2017

Team Mermaids’ Pool crawls started in 2014 off the back of wanting to tick off a block of pools for the  Winter Pool Challenge.  Somewhere along the journey we decided we actually enjoyed binge pooling and started doing it as a “thing”. See other pool crawls here. Last year we didn’t get around to doing... Continue Reading →

SLSC Mile race 2017

The Mermaid cup, the SLSC’s women’s open mile cup, has been something of note in the Mermaid camp for a while, but alas we have never been able to win it because of Nancy Shaw.   Nancy is this formidable SLSC swimmer, who reigned victorious over most of the women’s open cups for several years, including... Continue Reading →

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