Why we love parkrun

Now Team Mermaids are swimmers which means that we are pretty rubbish at running but we do absolutely love parkrun. Parkrun is an organisation which operates 5km runs usually at 9am on Saturday in parks and commons literally ALL OVER THE WORLD. What's more the runs are FREE to enter! All you have to do... Continue Reading →

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109 lengths at Tooting Bec Lido with SLSC 2015

Every year since the 100 year anniversary of Tooting Bec Lido, SLSC have held a club challenge to swim the age of the lido in lengths.  Now if the lido was 25m then this would be a fun swim, however, (un)fortunately for us the lido is 100yds (91m). 2015 is the 109th anniversary of the... Continue Reading →

Night Swimmer (Sandford Parks Lido) July 2015

On Friday myself (Manda), Brian and fellow Tuesday Night swimmers, Adrian, aka Dad Carr and David, aka Uncle Davey, went up to Cheltenham's Lido, Sandford Parks, for a 12 hour night relay called Night Swimmer. Once again, this seemed like a great idea in January, but as the date got closer and the reality of rain throughout the... Continue Reading →

Top 10 most memorable swims…so far!

This blog summarises our top 10 most memorable swims. We have excluded the ‘big’ races e.g. New York, Zurich etc. as while very memorable we have already covered these in other entries. We decided on what swims we were going to cover together but we as we often have very different perspectives on the swim... Continue Reading →

SLSC Tooting Bec Aquathlons

Every year Manda and I get very excited about the SLSC Tooting Bec Aquathlons.....and then we remember that we can't run! The race consists of 1k swim (11 lengths of the Lido) and then a 7.5k run (3 laps around Tooting Common). Now that is a very long run for two little swimmers. There are four races... Continue Reading →

Slovenia with Strel Swimming 2013

At SwimFest (Openwater swim races run by the lovely brother and sister duo of Dan and Keeley Bullock at SwimForTri) in 2012 I (Manda) won a trip to Slovenia with Strel Swimming at the raffle that they held for all competitors. My first thought was who could I rope into coming along with me…..I managed to... Continue Reading →

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