Man vs Ocean – Adam Walker

I (Manda) can't remember when I first heard about the 'Ocean's Seven' challenge but I remember meeting my first Ocean Seven'r in NYC as we had none other than Darren Miller as our observer for our Manhattan swim in 2012. Darren told us stories about his swims and it inspired me but scared me in... Continue Reading →

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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 →

5k – 6k (5000m – 6000m) sets

These are ones we do ourselves when training for longer swims so add to as and when we do new ones. See also: 2.5 sets, 3k sets, 4k sets and if you are after more inspiration the Tooting Bec Lido sets can be altered to suit pool length/distance required. SET A 500 SWIM 400 PULL 300 DRILL 200 6... Continue Reading →

Windermere 2 way relay 2014

Originally Katie and I (Manda) had decided that after Zurich we wanted to do something long in 2014 but not AS long. Not so long that we would be required to lose every weekend to the water from January to the swim. We had pretty much dedicated the whole first 8 months of 2013 to training for... Continue Reading →

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