Swim challenge celebrated
GLADSTONE Groper members have successfully completed a 12-month aerobic program.
Over the time, swimmers completed the following swims.
Five x 400 metres and 800 metres for each stroke freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and the individual medley;
One x 1500 metres, 30-minute, 45-minute and one hour swims for freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke – a total of 62 swims.
Gladstone Groper members who successfully completed the whole program during 2009 were Don Jones, Trudy Zussino, Alan Atherinos, Deanna Dick, Pauline Walters, Dale Atherinos and Bev Baldock.
Jones and Dick received the highest points for male and female respectively.
Jones attempted the challenge for the last 12 years and has won the club’s highest point score for the past 11 years in a row, only beaten once by a much younger man.
“Don Jones has a remarkable record of achievement with regard to completing the aerobic program,” club president Joan Green said.
The aim of the aerobics program is to compete against yourself by progressively bettering your swim times. Aerobic swimming is particularly encouraged as it aids fitness and increases lung capacity.
Anyone interested in improving their general fitness should contact the club secretary by phoning 4979 4302.