Carbs and Cygnets

June 5th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

As part of this adventure, we Girls who Can Swim were offered some free sports nutrition advice. I signed up for this right away. After a lifetime of dieting and then reverting to my default position of greediness , my relationship with food is an odd one. I love to […]

2016-05-25 11.08.47_cr

Fast, Flexible, Buoyant

June 5th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

My diligent internet research of wetsuits wasn’t getting me anywhere, so in the end it took my mum to say “here’s somewhere close by, just ring them”. Biting the bullet I did and arranged to head there the following day. On the phone it sounded relatively straightforward, they took the […]

Buoyant and becalmed

Taking the plunge

June 1st, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

After the glorious weather we had earlier on this month I decided to brave my first open water swim. I’m fortunate to have a lovely designated venue close by ‘Race Hub’ with rescue craft and changing rooms. There were 76 people swimming that evening and when I said I had […]


And two steps back…

May 18th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

After the high of my first lake swim, the last ten days have been a bit “meh”.  It took a lot longer to recover from that swim than I expected. My regular session with the swimming club 48 hours later was pretty horrible, as I was too tired to be […]

2016-05-09 11.55.16

Dipping a toe in

May 13th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / 3 Responses

Sometimes it’s those little questions that get in the way….like what an earth am I meant to be doing? Ok, I know the bigger picture, the general gist being to swim up and down at variety of different speeds, with a variety of paraphernalia, but aside from that. How do […]