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... Continue Reading →

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HELP! Winter River Challenge

The 1st of April will signify that we have 30 days of the Winter River Challenge to go and we already know that we aren't going to make it by this date, despite a last minute surge by some of the team (thanks Hilary!). "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your metres" We have asked friends and family... Continue Reading →

Swimathon – the 2016 edition

Over the last few years Team Mermaids have participated in the Swimathon and it is now starting to feel like the opening event of the season.  While it can often be several more weeks before we actually race again it feels good (if somewhat scary) after a winter full of interval training to get in... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

A Mermaid’s Christmas wish list

The festive season is fast upon us and if any mermaids are looking for ideas of what to ask Santa for, we have done some research for you! Gift ideas get more expensive as the days of Christmas progress! First day of Christmas: A nice little stocking filler that brightens up any outfit, bag or hat.... Continue Reading →

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