A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish List 2016

Last year we had a great response to our wish list so we thought we would do another one for 2016... It is also serves as a massive hint to our husbands! Day 1 - Stocking Fillers/Gift wrapping The perfect wrapping paper for any swimmer's gifts is Nancy Farmer's.  Beautifully constructed swimmers give the illusion of snowflakes... Continue Reading →

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Shelley Taylor-Smith: Dangerous when wet

I (Manda) heard about Shelley Taylor-Smith from Paul Newsome (of swim smooth fame) when he referred to her as his mentor in the run up to his Manhattan Marathon swim, which he won. It wasn’t for a year or 2 later that I got wind of her book and promptly tracked a copy of it... Continue Reading →

Sa Dragonera, Mallorca.

I've (Manda) just got back from Mallorca, where I went to take part in the annual Sa Dragonera race hosted by Neda el Mon. Kate, Brian, Pivo and Charlie (who we know from Tuesday night swimming amongst other things) joined me on the trip, whilst Katie, unfortunately for me, was busy at home. The race... Continue Reading →

The Mermaids do SwimTrek

We've done a fair few SwimTreks between us... 8 in total.  There are 6 detailed below.  The final 2 we are waiting on Suz for... we could be in for a long wait.  So until then enjoy the below. Katie and Kate's Croatian trip, 2010 This was the first SwimTrek that Kate and I went on together.... Continue Reading →

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