SLSC club races 2016

Since becoming SLSC members many years ago we have categorically failed to be real team members! We have rocked up to the occasional mile race and twice swum the anniversary challenge swim but turning up regularly for the Sunday morning swims has never happened. This year I (Manda) declared, whilst recovering from the birth of my son,... Continue Reading →

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The Splash

Sunday morning saw a gaggle of open water swimmers and a token triathlete head to the west reservoir at Stoke Newington for Capital Tri's final 'the splash' of the season. My day started at 6am when I took the Katie Kenny approach to nutrition and had a biscuit for my breakfast before driving to North... Continue Reading →

SLSC 1 mile race – July 2016

So something like this wouldn't normally warrant a blog but sometimes the smallest achievements are worth the biggest noise. The SLSC 1 mile Sunday morning race! Every Sunday (even in winter), SLSC hold a Sunday morning race over a range of distances from 1 width to the longest race 1 mile. Team Mermaids try and... Continue Reading →

Brownsea Island Swim 2015

Last Sunday (2nd August) saw an early start for Team Mermaids. Along with friends Kate and Brian we headed down to Sandbanks near Poole to swim around Brownsea Island. We had toyed with going down and staying the night before but we decided to drive down from London on the morning of the swim, meaning... 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 →

Jubilee River swim 2015

On Sunday 7 June 2015 Team Mermaids and friends went on an outing to the Jubilee River swim put on by My Sporting Times. This beautiful event is a 10km downstream swim ending up at the Thames Valley Athletic Centre in Eton. Well I say it is 10k but really it is c.9.5km of swimming... Continue Reading →

Mencap mile – where it all began

This is the tale of the first open water race Manda and I swam in together. We first met at a Monday night training session at Market Sports with the wonderful Keeley of Swim for Tri. We were both recently returned to swimming after long absences. I hadn't swim properly for 7 years and Manda hadn't... Continue Reading →

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