Capital Tri Fix Splash – May 2018

On Sunday (20 May) David, Brian and I (Katie) hit up the Capital Tri’s first Fix Splash of the 2018 season. The event is held at West Reservoir Centre near Crouch End. It has 750m, 1,500m and 3km races and is held three times year with the second run in July and the final event... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Winter Challenge 2016/17: the review

#failed This year’s winter challenge was meant to be a little less taxing and a bit more fun, however, as proven by the results below we failed!  That being said Brian won, so chapeau Brian! Kate, Lisa and Pivo posted 0 and me and Katie post some (but not many) points! Even though it was a... Continue Reading →

Holy Mama yoga retreat – Ibiza

It was back in a very cold and miserable January 2016 when my friend Helen suggested that we went away on a Holy Mama (a mum and baby) yoga retreat in Ibiza.  An exercise based holiday with free (included in the price) child care in sunny Ibiza? I (Katie) of course jumped at the idea. So... Continue Reading →

100 x 100m – 2016 edition

This Sunday (5 February 2017) Team Mermaids and friends are going to attempt the legendary 100x100m set. I (Katie) have been reminiscing therefore about the last time we did this set at the preparation. 50 x 100m at Charlton Lido On 20th February 2016 Manda and I went down to Charlton for a warm up... Continue Reading →

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