Open water Swimming dictionary

This is a list of words/phrases that we use regularly when discussing swimming.  As you will see from the below it is probably not that useful! Thanks to the usual Team Mermaids support crew for suggestions:  Brian, pivo, Hilary, Lisa, Suz and Kate.   Acclimatisation: The act of screaming/whinging upon entering freezing (see below explanation) water.... Continue Reading →


Winter Pool Challenge celebration and getting back to swimming outdoors

To celebrated nearly being at the end of the Winter Pool Challenge and the start of the open water swimming season, on Saturday Team Mermaids and friends went for a swim at Brockwell Lido with lunch and cake afterwards. Well I say all of us - Pivo ditched us in favour of trying to notch... Continue Reading →

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