The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - YOUR VIEW -

Don’t de­spair Mel, (“Oh to be young and a mer­maid”, April 23-24). No need to be a one-lap won­der. You too can be a mer­maid and swim laps. I once thought one lap was enough un­til I joined a Masters swim group. A fel­low swim­mer, years younger mind you, ca­su­ally men­tioned she had just done a kilo­me­tre and would keep go­ing. With the coach’s en­cour­age­ment, I amazed my­self by even­tu­ally pow­er­ing along for 1500m. It’s like walk­ing, one step af­ter an­other. And the ben­e­fits – fleet, fit and no flab. Roslyn Smith, Mid­dle Park

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