Time to wallow!

Time to wallow!
Time to wallow!

With Time marching on, somehow we find ourselves at the biginning of May. It is time to get some proper training in and what better way to start. Over the last few months my time and energy has been focused on other things but My Loch lomond swim and also the river Waveney and a […]

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The 2019 season is go.

The 2019 season is go.
The 2019 season is go.

This last weekend was, what is traditionally regarded as the start of the Season in the United Kingdom. Possibly one of the hardest challenges out there but a right of passage in the Open water swimming world. 2S4L (also known as To swim for Life) is an event put on by https://www.zwimevents.com/ Lesley and her […]

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End of Season wrap up.

End of Season wrap up.
End of Season wrap up.

After a big summer, Now for a big Winter – Except not in the water.   Sitting at home – well, home for now – thinking about the future and my life moving on, and reminiscing over an amazing year. But we now need to look forward and onto another chapter. Something I have found […]

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Loch Lomond 2018

Loch Lomond 2018
Loch Lomond 2018

WARNING!!! LONG SWIMMY POST – a bit like my swim! After a whirlwind trip driving to Scotland on Friday, swimming the length of Loch Lomond on Saturday night and then driving back to London on Monday, I now have a few moments to sit down and reflect on what can only be described as a […]

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Thames Marathon

Thames Marathon
Thames Marathon

Journey continues   A few days ago, I was lucky enough to have one of the non-wetsuit places in the Thames marathon swim – a 14km swim from Henley to Marlow with a few locks to get around, which entails getting out the water, walking a few hundred metres and then getting back in. It’s […]

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The Hottest summer continues

The Hottest summer continues
The Hottest summer continues

Two weekends of swims! Apologies for the late posting of my blogs. Life is a bit hectic at the moment. It has been an interesting couple of weeks on many levels but I have managed to get some decent swims under my belt and also a bit of coaching. Two weekends ago I had the […]

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River Waveney -Done.

River Waveney -Done.
River Waveney -Done.

Norfolk whirlwind trip. Lets take things back a week or two. I had done the Jubilee and although it was a frustrating swim, I did well. Now go back a few more weeks. The Slim and The Zimhippo decided to start the gruelling hunt for a new Hippo Hacienda. We wanted to be in our […]

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Summer is good so far

Summer is good so far
Summer is good so far

Jubilee Swim done! The summer seems to be going really quickly this year, and it seems like yesterday that I was poised and writing about an interesting summer of wallowing ahead. A lot has happened and again I push the boundaries and again seem to come up with the goods. With all the training early […]

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Summer in Full swing

Summer in Full swing
Summer in Full swing

The Summer is here.   May is nearly over and for many across the country, their open water journeys are just beginning. For others, they have been at it for a few months. Many have been eagerly watching the mercury like a hawk, either for the temperatures of the lakes to climb sufficiently for them […]

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Guildford 12 – it’s a wrap.

Guildford 12 – it’s a wrap.
Guildford 12 – it’s a wrap.

The start to the season went well. FOR THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THE GUILDFORD 12 SWIM RATHER THAN MY PERSONAL EXPEREINCE PLEASE SCROLL TO THE END! It is not often that I am galvinised into writing blogs so close together but after a great day, yes, it was Type 2 Fun (Fun […]

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