COACH,  EXTRA,  January 2023,  Top Tips

“I survived a swan attack”

During their swim down the length of the River Thames, Henley Mermaids Laura Reineke, Joan Fennelly and Susan Barry fended off a protective swan with their friend Marika Perkins.

Last summer the Henley Mermaids swam the length of the River Thames from its source to Henley to raise money for Surfers Against Sewage. It was just one of many swim challenges that they undertook in 2022 – including Bristol and North Channel relays.

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