Originally posted on Sandycove Swimmers:
Tomorrow a large group of Sandycove swimmers will be bound for London in time for Saturday’s Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido. The event is essentially an outdoor gala…in an unheated pool in snowy London! ‘Races’ include 30m freestyle, 30m head-up breaststroke, relays and (for the braver people!)…

How much Lube! (Beth’s story)

How much Lube! (Beth’s story)

It’s the first week in September 2012 and for some reason I feel sick. I’m standing in my bedroom looking at a pile of stuff. Ranging from swimming costumes, thermal clothes, a giant tub of Vaseline, sea sickness pills….bands…sweets, googles, hats, clothes more clothes and all I can think of is how the hell did … Continue reading

No Sleep til Dover… (‘Silla’s story’)

No Sleep til Dover… (‘Silla’s story’)

I think it first registered that we were on our way to swim the Channel whilst we were sitting on the Manannan at approximately 6.30am on Friday 7th September after a very sleepless night.  “Will a member of the Channel Swim Team please come to the customer services desk” boomed out over the tannoy.  Never … Continue reading

Beth’s Birthday Bash!

Beth’s Birthday Bash!

Another fantastical weekend on the Island. I arrived on Thursday afternoon and the first thing we did was have a swim with Silla, Jill and Mark at Castletown. Silla is so lucky, the view from her house is amazing. It felt quite tropical and we were in for about 50 minutes, the sun was shining … Continue reading

Originally posted on manxminkelady:
[gallery] On the Beach at Dover Celebratory Dinner in Dover Our recent Cake Sale. Raised £403! On the Beach at Dover We’ve arrived in Dover. I have to say I’m slightly blown away, Dover is not at all what I expected. The sun is shining, the harbour flat calm and looking…

Channel swimming and my MS

Way back in 2003 I was diagnosed with MS – those of you who know me will know that it has never stopped me doing what I want to do. I continued to do local triathlons as well as many other things including XC skiing. The Channel Swim was no different. It never occured to … Continue reading