Locke key to older swim­mers’ suc­cess

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

MA­TURE-aged swim­mers have joined the Red Sharks Swim Team at Chal­lenge Sta­dium.

Team own­ers David Locke, of City Beach, and AJ McDon­ald, of Dou­ble­view, have started a swim­ming group for older swim­mers to com­ple­ment the so­cial swim squad they started last year.

“We started it for the same rea­son we started the kids group… peo­ple want to feel like they’re part of a com­mu­nity,” Locke, a surf life­sav­ing cham­pion, said.

“It’s for fun and fit­ness and they get a bit of tech­nique out of it.

“It’s about get­ting them com­fort­able in the wa­ter and build­ing their con­fi­dence.”

The group of about 12 swim­mers range in age from 30-50 at the mo­ment and some are the par­ents of younger swim­mers in the Red Sharks.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Locke on 0412 098 369 or email red­sharks@iinet.net.au.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d432431

Red Sharks Swim Team coach David Locke with mem­bers of the group.

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