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 →

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A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish list 2017

Once again we thought we would share with you the items we will be putting on our wish list for this Christmas, so that you can either add them to you own list or buy something for your swimming BFFs. As usual there is a mixture of the fun and fabulous and the affordable to... Continue Reading →

Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling!

We love a Pool Crawl so we have done a few and therefore, have self appointed ourselves as Pool crawl Presidents! So here is our Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling.  Thanks to our Pool crawling partners in crime Brian and Pivo for helping us with the below. Have a small purse/freezer bag with 20ps and... 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 110 Lengths Challenge 2017

The 110 lengths challenge held this year on 30 September 2017 is the closing party for the summer swimming season, celebrating a great summer at the lido and another year in the lido’s history.   Tooting Bec lido opened in 1906 and in previous years the challenge has been to swim one length for every year... Continue Reading →

Maternity Swimsuits

Why are maternity costumes so nasty?  Proper Nasty.  Low back, low front, frills and generally all black.  This is a time when you need chest support but swimwear brands are not bothering and worse still, making the front even lower than normal.  Why?? We don't want anything different to what we wanted beforehand.  We just want... Continue Reading →

Lake District 2017

After our week in the lake district last year, we were keen to do a longer Buttermere swim and also explore some areas of the lakes we hadn’t got to. Saturday (Manda) Saturday we arrived in Penrith accompanied by David and Brian to pick up our very small hire car, which with 3 tall adults,... Continue Reading →

Traversee du lac d’Annecy 2017

I blame Josie Arden for the fact that Brian and I ended up in France at a 5k race without being able to understand a word of the briefing! She originally mentioned this race to me and it ticked all the boxes.  Decent distance – Yes! Lake swimming – Yes!  Sunshine – Yes! Crepes and... Continue Reading →

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