RG Active Relay Race 2016

This was Team Mermaids third trip to the RG Active Relays. The first year Manda and I emerged victorious but the second year we were pipped into second place. Would it be third time lucky for Brian (standing in as merman in Manda's place) and I? The format is 6 laps of around 500m of... Continue Reading →

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The pregnancy swim diary

Being pregnant presented some interesting challenges to my (Manda) swimming training, however, I was able to continue to swim right until 40 weeks.  This was all made possible by lots of lovely people, mainly Katie, who continued to swim with me despite my speed and endurance not being what it once was.  It also helped... Continue Reading →

RG Active relays 2015

From the longest race to the shortest race of the season. After the 14km Bridge to Bridge the weekend before, last weekend Manda and I competed in the RG Active relays. The race is 6 laps of Ham Lake, a lock that is fed from the Thames nr. Richmond, and is 3.2k in total so around... Continue Reading →

Windermere 2 way relay 2014

Originally Katie and I (Manda) had decided that after Zurich we wanted to do something long in 2014 but not AS long. Not so long that we would be required to lose every weekend to the water from January to the swim. We had pretty much dedicated the whole first 8 months of 2013 to training for... Continue Reading →

RG Active BlueSeventy Relays

The weekend before Windermere we headed down to Ham near Richmond for the first ever RG Active BlueSeventy Relays The format is simple but not something I've heard of in the UK before. 6 laps of an approx 500m loop, where you have to change over after each loop and you can have between 2-6... Continue Reading →

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