Posted by: wildswimmers | March 31, 2012

New look for Spring

I’ve decided to smarten myself up for spring and summer.  We’ve had glorious weather recently and I’m ready to ditch the “bag lady” look which I developed for winter swimming excursions and go for something way more glam, inspired by Esther Williams.

The Esther Williams look

So far I’ve got the costume – a beautiful little blue and white number with a frill at the bust, and a pretty wee pleated skirt.  Next on the list will be a snazzy flowery swimming cap (like Lottie’s), some pink lipstick, floral flip-flaps and a sarong.

The look will be completed by fake tan and painted toe-nails.  I will need to get final approval from Mrs Lavinia Nesbit (Lottie’s lovely black labrador) who is an avid viewer of old movies and an authority on style, glamour and elegance.

I am slightly afraid that I will be thrown out of the swimming club by the other, tougher members because of my new look, and the fact that I can’t do the crawl.  However, hopefully Mrs Nesbit will stick up for me.

Here comes summer!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. We have a couple of glamorous swimmers, one of whom manages to look like Esther even in 6 Degree water. As for me…bag lady all the way! I might paint my toenails though. Mind you, Esther might have looked slightly dishevelled had she been swimming off the W coast of Scotland!


  2. Yes I think she very well might!


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