Coniston ChillSwim 2018

I (Manda) was meant to be doing Windermere One Way again this year but as you might have seen from earlier blogs I have been suffering from a shoulder injury so I made the decision to pull out.  l still had every intention of going to the lakes with Katie, Brian and David whether or... Continue Reading →

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Traversee du lac d’Annecy 2018

I (Katie) missed out on the Lake Annecy swim last year (see here) but after all the great things I had heard about it from Manda and Brian I was looking forward to the 2018 edition. The event consists of multi distance races from 1.5k up to 10km and it is held on the French... 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 →

Dock 2 Dock 2018

"My name is Katie and I am a co-dependent swimmer" I find it very hard to train by myself.  I faff about before I leave the house, I faff when I arrive at the pool and then I half heartedly plod up and down and more often that not get out before the end of... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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