A tale of three swimathons

Back in January I (Manda) had what I thought at the time was an amazing idea (these things so often start this way…).  After doing the swimathon in 2016 at 30 weeks pregnant I asked myself what could I do it make it harder this year?  I know I thought let’s do the swimathon multiple... 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 →

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 →

2.5km training sets

**UPDATED 25/02/17** These ~2.5km sets are ideal if you are training for the 2.5km individual swimathon.  Even if you aren't they are good bases for any training especially if you are normally just a "plodder". We have a page for 3k sets in a 30m pool.  If you are training in a 25m pool then... Continue Reading →

My 25 years of the Swimathon

Regular swimmers in the UK will not have failed to miss all the advertising at their local pool for the 2015 Swimathon. This has made me think back on the times I have taken part in the Swimathon over the last nearly 25 years. The Swimathon is a swimming challenge which absolutely everyone who loves... Continue Reading →

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