Lago d’Orta – Oceanman (kind of)

2018 was the 4th year of the Lago d'Orta Oceanman event - a 14km end to end swim of one of the northern Italian lakes.  Since its inception I (Manda) have been keen to give it a go but 2016 I gave birth to my son the same month and last year I couldn't do... Continue Reading →

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Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling!

We love a Pool Crawl so we have done a few and therefore, have self appointed ourselves as Pool crawl Presidents! So here is our Top 10 tips for Pool Crawling.  Thanks to our Pool crawling partners in crime Brian and Pivo for helping us with the below. Have a small purse/freezer bag with 20ps and... Continue Reading →

Swimming in Guernsey

I (Manda) come from Guernsey and when I go back I want to go sea swimming but the lack of company always stops me, so this time I decided to try and engage local groups to see if they would let me tag along and I wasn't disappointed.  Katie and Brian then joined me for... Continue Reading →

Midsummer Relay 2017

Every year SLSC put on public events over the summer at Tooting Bec Lido.  We have previously taken part in their aquathlon series but this year as I (Manda) am not fully back running yet, I thought it would be nice to take part in the Mid-Summer Relay. The event takes place at 8pm on... Continue Reading →

Open-water Training 2017

    Serpentine SwimForTri:  http://www.swimfortri.co.uk/hyde-park/ RG Active: http://www.rgactive.com/coaching-training/swim-training/ Serpentine Swimming Club: http://serpentineswimmingclub.com/ General Admission: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/sports-and-leisure/serpentine-lido Tooting Bec Lido Fit and Abel: http://fitandabel.com/uk-swim-coaching/ SLSC: https://www.slsc.org.uk/ Training sessions are for SLSC members only. You can get a Club only membership costs for just £25 (£20 for 19-25 year olds) but with the club only membership you have to... Continue Reading →

10km pyramid

  After the success of 100 x 100m a few weeks ago everyone started getting very optimistic and suggesting more 10km sets. This is how we ended up at Charlton Lido again on 12th March 2017 attempting a 10km pyramid.  We were a reduced group this time as Adrian way away skiing (I think he... Continue Reading →

A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish List 2016

Last year we had a great response to our wish list so we thought we would do another one for 2016... It is also serves as a massive hint to our husbands! Day 1 - Stocking Fillers/Gift wrapping The perfect wrapping paper for any swimmer's gifts is Nancy Farmer's.  Beautifully constructed swimmers give the illusion of snowflakes... Continue Reading →

Boulter’s to Bray 2016

Thanks to Paddy for giving us an insight into open water swimming events from the spectator's point of view.  It is as glamorous as we thought!! Massive well done to Kate for her swim! I'm not a sports spectator and never have been. I also can't swim. I can float and vaguely control the direction... Continue Reading →

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