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 →

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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 →

Henley Club to Pub 2017

Henley club to pub is the annual swim that takes you upstream from Henley rowing club before turning downstream past Marsh lock back to the Angel on the Bridge pub in Henley. We previously did this event in 2014 but haven't made it back since. In 2017 I returned to the race without Katie but I did... Continue Reading →

Swimming in Guernsey

I (Manda) come from Guernsey and when I go back I want to go sea swimming but the lack of company always stops me, so this time I decided to try and engage local groups to see if they would let me tag along and I wasn't disappointed.  Katie and Brian then joined me for... 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 →

Ear Plugs

I (Manda) have recently noticed that my right ear always seems to have water stuck in it post swim and occasionally I also suffer from an inkling of pain in there post swim. There have also coincidentally been a few bits on social media re surfers ear so taking that and the pain into consideration... Continue Reading →

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