Winter Challenge 2016/17

So it's the 30/9 and that means tomorrow is the start of the Team Mermaids' winter challenge. After last year's distance extravaganza we are going a little bit more fun but there are still some distance challenges involved. So we will have until April 30th to get as many points as possible by doing the below tasks.... Continue Reading →

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The Splash

Sunday morning saw a gaggle of open water swimmers and a token triathlete head to the west reservoir at Stoke Newington for Capital Tri's final 'the splash' of the season. My day started at 6am when I took the Katie Kenny approach to nutrition and had a biscuit for my breakfast before driving to North... Continue Reading →

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 →

Henley Mile – Skins vs. suits 2016

The question is age old – how much difference does wearing a wetsuit make?   It is almost impossible to answer that question.  Races, courses, water flow, how you feel on the day are all different.  The closest you are ever going to get to answer the question however is doing the same swim twice... 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 →

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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