Pool Politics

June 15th, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

I did politics A level and I loved it. Its entirely possible that that was just because it gave me a legitimate excuse to disagree with a teacher but, nevertheless, it was my favourite subject. Recently with two general elections, the Brexit vote and fact that Donald Trump is still […]

First dip in the lake!

June 11th, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

Our swim date is getting closer and closer and having been unable to pause it, I thought I’d better get on and just get in a lake.  Quite frankly I’m running out of time to practice and I’ve got to do it some time, and husband agreed to come along […]



June 10th, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

Now I must admit, practice over half term was…ahem…none existent. However, pre and now post holidays, I’ve been accompanied by my two pool friends who (I naively think) will absolutely ensure I’ll be able to swim myself beyond Temple Island on July 9th! So in floatymcfloatface and bottoms up I […]


We can do that!

June 1st, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

The This Girl Can Girls 2017 have been getting to know one another via a closed group on Facebook. Having this has been helpful, as it’s been a place where we have all been able to write about our anxieties, concerns and more importantly progress! There is a bond that […]

Confidence is key!

May 30th, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

    Got back in the pool today after an absence due to shoulder injury and then prolonged lack of confidence.  I have been struggling with the idea of being able to do this swim and completely lost my confidence.  I knew that I should just, literally, take the plunge […]


Finally getting in the lake

May 28th, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / 2 Responses

Happy birthday to my friend Lisa and especially as for her birthday she wanted me to go open water swimming with her. I couldn’t really refuse so this blog is about finally getting in the open water. But first, I’d like to talk about my wetsuit…   Swimming in a […]


This swimmer is rebooting

May 22nd, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

I’d like to say practice has been going swimmingly (pun intended) but a bad back last week meant that I only ventured to the pool to take the girls for their swim. Having a week off though has bizarrely reset my batteries. I’d really struggled with energy during my last […]


Swim Squad

May 11th, 2017 / by / in: Uncategorised / 1 Response

So, last week, I found myself at a swim squad. I never ever thought that I of all people would be at a swim squad. I used to shudder just going to my local pool and seeing on the whiteboard the left over details of the previous swim sessions putting […]