Mallorca 2019

One December evening after a few too many espresso martinis, there was a realisation that 2019 was going to be a BIG year for the gang we swim with an ironmonger row on Friday mornings. 2 marriages involving 3 of the group One 50th One 40th and quite frankly when you are knee deep in... Continue Reading →

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The Ponds – film review

As a year round swimmer on the other side of the Thames to the Hampstead ponds and a regular visitor to the ponds, I (Manda) was keen to go see "The Ponds", a film documenting a year with the people that swim at the Hampstead ponds.  There have been a lot of showings of the... Continue Reading →

Festive caps and cossies 2018

Here is our list for 2018 festive caps, cossies and other bits we have seen on offer! Born to Swim They've added some new designs for this year and they are beauts! You can use discount code: MERMAIDS for 15% off https://borntoswim.eu/products/christmas-holiday-silicone-swim-cap-limited-edition?variant=12764204400739 https://borntoswim.eu/products/christmas-microfiber-towel-limited-edition?variant=12764259975267   12 swims 4 mum The proceeds from these caps go to... Continue Reading →

A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish List 2018

Every year we send each other loads of messages saying "WANT".  Normally these things are either swimming, cake or nail varnish related!  As usual we are sharing the swimming things (with maybe some guest appearances of the other categories) with you (/our husbands...) so that you might get some inspiration of what to put on... Continue Reading →

Lake Annecy 2018

During our stay in Talloires on the shores of Lake Annecy, we did a couple of DIY lake swims.  Nothing too strenuous as they were either side of our 5k race (see here). We ended up staying in Talloires rather than Annecy itself mostly because me and Brian visited it last year when we were... Continue Reading →

Henley Club to Pub 2018

2018 saw the 5th edition of the Henley Swim Events Club to Pub swim take place.  This event has gone from strength to strength and is now a firm regular on many local swimming clubs' calendar. You start at Henley rowing club and swim a short distance upstream against the current and then turn and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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