Pool crawl: central London edition 2016

When we were doing the Winter Pools Challenge last year we came up with the concept of a “pool crawl”. This is essentially trying to visit as many pools as possible in one day. Last year we did the South West London edition of the pool crawl (Richmond Pools in the Park, Putney, Morden Park... Continue Reading →

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12 days of Christmas set

I (Manda) first did this training session in December 2013 with Marsha from RG Active. We didn’t make it through the full set as we only had an hour in a 36m pool but December 2014 came around and Team Mermaids and friends decided to give it another go down London fields. London fields is... Continue Reading →

5k – 6k (5000m – 6000m) sets

These are ones we do ourselves when training for longer swims so add to as and when we do new ones. See also: 2.5 sets, 3k sets, 4k sets and if you are after more inspiration the Tooting Bec Lido sets can be altered to suit pool length/distance required. SET A 500 SWIM 400 PULL 300 DRILL 200 6... Continue Reading →

~ 3k (3000m) swim sets

These are sets we have done ourselves and will be adding to them as we do more. These ones are for 25/50 pools.  If you swim in a 30 pool then check out some here: 30m/y training sessions See also: 2.5K sets, 4k sets, 5k+ sets and our Instagram where we post our sets as stories.... Continue Reading →

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