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juliette

Juliette

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I am the mother of a 7 year old busy boy and 9 year old gorgeous girl, full time School Registrar, wife of 11 years and house-building-slightly-worn-out 42 year old. I thought it high time I challenged myself to fall back in love with swimming and give myself a fitness […]

leanne

Leanne

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Geologist, Brown Owl and chicken keeper. Team sport has never really been my thing but swimming always felt fun rather than a chore. After a bout of insomnia last year when exercise became a distant memory, swimming was the first thing to get me back on track. At first it […]

katie

Katie

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I’m a nurse, part-time student and new mummy – all of which conspire to give me multiple excuses for not exercising! With broken sleep and in a new mummy haze the majority of my recent contact with water has been sitting by the canal drinking coffee. Entering the Henley Mile […]

barbora

Barbora

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Spending most working days in the office, I’ve been trying to keep fit with varying levels of success. There have been excuses – too much work, not enough time, feeling tired or unwell, until I realised I needed a purpose to keep me on the right track. I often used […]

alison

Alison

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I am 60, a part time librarian, mother of two grown up sons and about to become a granny. I really do like my food, and am not a sporty type, being built for comfort rather than speed. Three years ago I decided to move on from swimming Old Lady […]

nicola

Nicola

April 3rd, 2015 / by / in: The girls / No responses

There are two little reasons I am taking part in this challenge; my children Luke and Pippa. Pippa was born 11 weeks premature back in June 2013. Luke kept me battling through the sadness with his smiles and “huggles” and Pippa showed me every day in the NICU that battles […]

emily

Emily

April 3rd, 2015 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I work for young people with Special Educational Needs and am also a competitive horse rider. I like to keep fit and try everything once. If faced with a new challenge or adventure, I have to have a go. I would like to attempt the challenge of swimming in the […]

kelly

Kelly

April 3rd, 2015 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I am a mum of two teenagers, full time teacher and part time student. I often tell my children and my students to ‘have a go’ at all the things that are offered to them. This is my way of taking on a challenge myself and showing them rather than […]

Frances

Frances

April 3rd, 2015 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I’m good at facing challenges  – the ones I can’t avoid like single motherhood, tight work deadlines, boarding rush-hour trains –  but when it comes to challenging myself,  my inner saboteur speaks up – the little voice persuades me not to try because it’s too hard and I’ll fail anyway.   […]

justine

Justine

April 3rd, 2015 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I love wild swimming and have always been attracted to water. It reminds me of my childhood and it still makes me feel free. I have 3 children and an amazing husband all of which love water but not when it is cold! I live just about as far from […]