SLSC 110 Lengths Challenge 2017

The 110 lengths challenge held this year on 30 September 2017 is the closing party for the summer swimming season, celebrating a great summer at the lido and another year in the lido’s history.   Tooting Bec lido opened in 1906 and in previous years the challenge has been to swim one length for every year... Continue Reading →

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SLSC Mile race 2017

The Mermaid cup, the SLSC’s women’s open mile cup, has been something of note in the Mermaid camp for a while, but alas we have never been able to win it because of Nancy Shaw.   Nancy is this formidable SLSC swimmer, who reigned victorious over most of the women’s open cups for several years, including... 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 →

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 →

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 →

SLSC club races 2016

Since becoming SLSC members many years ago we have categorically failed to be real team members! We have rocked up to the occasional mile race and twice swum the anniversary challenge swim but turning up regularly for the Sunday morning swims has never happened. This year I (Manda) declared, whilst recovering from the birth of my son,... Continue Reading →

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