open water

Open-water Training 2017

    Serpentine SwimForTri:  http://www.swimfortri.co.uk/hyde-park/ RG Active: http://www.rgactive.com/coaching-training/swim-training/ Serpentine Swimming Club: http://serpentineswimmingclub.com/ General Admission: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/sports-and-leisure/serpentine-lido Tooting Bec Lido Fit and Abel: http://fitandabel.com/uk-swim-coaching/ SLSC: https://www.slsc.org.uk/ Training sessions are for SLSC members only. You can get a Club only membership costs for just £25 (£20 for 19-25 year olds) but with the club only membership you have to […]

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Great North Swim 10k 2016

Fiona did the Great North swim in Windermere this year and seeing as we have never done the ‘North’ event of the Great Swim series we asked her to write us a guest blog. ps cheery bakewell cocktails… Yum or Yuk? I’m writing this from the heavenly super king size bed in our guest house […]

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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. […]

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~4k (4000m) swim sets

**UPDATED 20/05/17** These are sets we are doing ourselves so will be added to as and when we do new sessions. See also: 2.5k sets 3k sets 5k+ sets A few abbreviations explained: SR -> SECONDS REST ALT -> MEANS ALTERNATING, therefore, one length one thing, one length the other. BUILD -> get faster over […]

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