Bantham Swoosh 2018

One winter morning at 7:10am Katie texted me "Just remembered Bantham Swoosh" - I (Manda) was sat on a London tube - this was not ideal as you can only get internet at the stations. I saw the message and replied, well actually I can't repeat what I replied, but it resulted in me standing... Continue Reading →

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Lago d’Orta – Oceanman (kind of)

2018 was the 4th year of the Lago d'Orta Oceanman event - a 14km end to end swim of one of the northern Italian lakes.  Since its inception I (Manda) have been keen to give it a go but 2016 I gave birth to my son the same month and last year I couldn't do... Continue Reading →

Josie’s escape from Alcatraz

Honorary Mermaid Josie Arden recently swam one of Team Mermaids bucket list swims the short but brutal crossing from Alcatraz prison to San Francisco bay.  She spoke to Katie about her experience. Katie: What inspired you to swim Alcatraz?  Josie: I think there was quite a large amount of ‘I don’t know if I can... 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 →

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 →

Bucket List Swims

We often ramble on to each other and others about the "wouldn't that be cool" swims.  Often it then results in us signing up for something that we probably shouldn't have but these are the adventures that have yet to happen due to various factors.  So what are our bucket list swims, races, holidays and... Continue Reading →

Swimathon 2018 – The baby diaries

I (Katie) have participated in the swimathon many times over the years and each one has their own story and associated memories. Highlights include doing the event in 2014 the day after my hen night when we met swimming legend Duncan Goodhew. Another great memory is last year when we swam the event three times... 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 →

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