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Two Sunday swims and a Monday swim

Tamsyn by a swimming pool with the text 'Two Sunday swims and a Monday swim'.

For two Sundays in a row, I’ve been to The Quays in Southampton. It’s convenient as my university gym membership allows me to swim there for free and parking is free before midday on Sundays. Another bonus is that there is a fun pool, so Stu can swim with M Read more…


Is breathing essential?

Tamsyn standing next to a swimming pool whilst wearing a Swimathon t-shirt

So, how’s my training going? Well, if I didn’t need oxygen, I’d say ‘GREAT’, but that’s not the case 🙁 Unfortunately, my unhealthy start to 2019 continues. I’ve just got over the worst case of sinusitis imaginable and have now got a cold. I’ve got a very annoying cough and Read more…


A swim, two runs and a conference

People taking notes in a conference setting.

What another crazy week. There was a lot that I needed to get done, but I was determined to fit some exercise in. I swam on Monday. I decided to swim 1250m, as that’s half of the distance that I need to do for Swimathon. It felt quite challenging, at Read more…


Swimathon 2019 – Enjoy the good days!

Duncan Goodhew giving Swimathon ambassadors some tips in the pool.

I was so excited to be invited back as a Swimathon Ambassador for 2019. At some point this winter, I had already decided to enter Swimathon. I enjoyed it so much for the last couple of years and feel that it gives me a great goal to aim for at Read more…


Swimathon 2018 #SwimForAll

Montage of images showing Tamsyn at Swimathon 2018

It’s been a while since I last blogged, but I wanted to share my experiences of Swimathon 2018 with you. Endless illness I started this year with so much enthusiasm, but the last few months have been really tough. M has caught every illness going. She has had chicken pox, gastroenteritis Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: In the swim

This Girl Can advert. "My headspace is 25m long." Image of a woman in a swimming pool.

This weekend is Swimathon, so I thought I’d theme my Monday Morning Motivation around it. Enjoy! Are you taking part in Swimathon? Good luck if you are!


A week where I managed to swim, cycle and run (at last!)

Reading FC hospitality package competition image

Wow – what a week! Swimming On Monday, I wasn’t feeling motivated to get in the pool. I think M knew that Stu was out with his friends watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, so she decided that she’d also like to be up partying. I got very little sleep Read more…


Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…


The pox, parkrun, Swimathon and cancer

Swimathon 2018 logo

I had such great plans for the last couple of weeks, with intentions of getting my training for Reading Half Marathon and Swimathon back on track. Chicken pox (combined with teething, because one lot of pain isn’t enough for my tiny masochist!) decided that was not to be. Poor M Read more…


Swimathon 2018 – #SwimForAll

Tamsyn and two other Swimathon ambassadors

After my morning at Tilgate parkrun, I took a train to London Bridge and then got on the underground to Stratford – destination: the London Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park! I was going to meet most of the other Swimathon Ambassadors and some very special guests. I arrived Read more…