Olympic swimming lesson

Myself and Katie were at the London aquatic centre on Saturday (18 March), aka the London 2012 Olympic Pool, for a lesson with Olympians, power couple of GB swimming and founders of Triscape David Carry and Keri-Anne Payne.  Triscape is a health and lifestyle company that focuses on swimming coaching in various set ups and locations. Before heading... 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 →

Michael Phelps: No limits

I (Katie) recently read Michael Phelps biography which he wrote after winning an unprecedented 8 gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. This is another one which Manda lent me sometime ago that has been sat on the bookshelf for a while. I am really glad that I finally got round to reading it... 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 →

Dara Torres: Age is just a number

Back in January Manda lent me a copy of Dara Torres' autobiography 'Age is just a number' for some post baby swimspiration. What with having a new baby and all I only just got round to reading it. I didn't know much about Dara before the reading the book but her tale is fascinating and... Continue Reading →

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