Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling!

We love a Pool Crawl so we have done a few and therefore, have self appointed ourselves as Pool crawl Presidents! So here is our Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling.  Thanks to our Pool crawling partners in crime Brian and Pivo for helping us with the below. Have a small purse/freezer bag with 20ps and... Continue Reading →

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OW Swimming’s super weekend?

If you are a keen open water swimmer then the weekend of 3rd / 4th September 2016 has riches in abundance to offer in the UK. 1. You could swim the 5.25 miles from one end of Lake Coniston to the other in the Lake District.  (Saturday) http://www.chillswim.com/the-swims/coniston-end-to-end 2. Or you could swim 10k down... Continue Reading →

Swim Cake Studies

At Team Mermaids one of our favourite things is cake (hence the cupcake in our logo!). We think it has almost magical properties in helping prepare for and recover from swimming feats. In support of A Lotus Rises and her Swim Cake Studies project we thought we would let you know our top 10 places... Continue Reading →

Kings Cross Pond Club

I (Manda) somehow managed to persuade/bully a few work colleagues and fellow merm Kate into meeting me at Kings Cross one Friday morning with a lovely invite that said something like 'start the weekend early with a Friday pre work dip followed by coffee and pastries'. Ok, I didn't mention to the colleagues the water... Continue Reading →

Touch the Wall: a tale of two swimmers

At Team Mermaids we love swimming and we love the cinema so when Brian invited us to go and watch the first international screening of Touch the Wall we were there! Touch the Wall tells the story of rising swimming star Missy Franklin and two time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce as they prepare for the... Continue Reading →

London Pools

Here is the map and list from the winter pool challenge. We found this a great resource so hopefully you will do.  Let us know of any extra ones. Outdoor: Hampton (36m) London Fields (50m) Charlton Oasis (27.5) Chesham Moor Wycombe Rye Park Road Lido (heated to between 15 - 20)  Please note that where this pool is advertised... Continue Reading →

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