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 →

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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 →

Night Swimmer (Sandford Parks Lido) July 2015

On Friday myself (Manda), Brian and fellow Tuesday Night swimmers, Adrian, aka Dad Carr and David, aka Uncle Davey, went up to Cheltenham's Lido, Sandford Parks, for a 12 hour night relay called Night Swimmer. Once again, this seemed like a great idea in January, but as the date got closer and the reality of rain throughout the... Continue Reading →

Henley Bridge to Bridge 2014

Brian (@Brian_M_Foley) here - guest blogger and honorary merman for the day. On Saturday, 9th August, I swum the Henley Club to Pub with fellow merfolk Amanda, Katie & Kate. The next morning it was time for the Bridge to Bridge swim - 14km downstream from Henley Bridge to Marlow Bridge. This swim almost didn’t happen for... Continue Reading →

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