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A Tooting Mermaid (and Merman) Marathon!

A Tooting Mermaid (and Merman) Marathon!

Mermaid Marathon
Sarah Kettel practising at Tooting Leisure Centre.

Calling all mermaids and mermen! Tooting resident and chef Sarah Kettel is organising a Mermaid Marathon to raise money for UK Sepsis Trust following the death last October of her good friend Gayner Warner.

The Mermaid Marathon is a team swimming event, with 6 teams of 8 swimmers, headed by a professional mermaid, completing 26.2 miles. Participants will be required to wear a monofin and/or a tail for the swim – these can be hired at the event and full training will be given for a small extra fee to those wanting to learn. 

The event takes place on Saturday October 13th, 7:30pm to 10:00pm at Tooting Leisure Centre.

Entry costs £10 and includes:

  • all pool fees;
  • a medal on completion of your swim;
  • a marathon goodie bag containing a drink and a snack.

If you do not have your own fin/tail, hire is an additional £5.
Fees must be paid in full via PayPal (only refundable up to 14 days before the event).

To enter, go to and complete the form. Once you've had a place allocated and paid the entry fee, you can join the event on Just Giving and start fundraising. You can also follow the event on Facebook

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