Swimmer go­ing to great lengths at 91

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

AN ac­tive 91-year-old man from Ick­en­ham has shared his ad­vice on how to stay young and ac­tive in old age af­ter he swam one kilo­me­tre to cel­e­brate his birth­day.

Trevor Jag­gar marked the big day on Fri­day Septem­ber 2 by swim­ming 40 lengths at Hilling­don Sports and Leisure Com­plex.

The for­mer head of Vyn­ers School started swim­ming in his early 70s and it has helped him keep fit and healthy.

Trevor, who lives in High Field Drive, said: “I swim three times a week and I did 40 lengths on my 90th so I wanted to do it again this year.

“It took me around an hour and a half.”

The for­mer teacher lived in Per­ran­porth in Corn­wall in his youth and said he learned to surf at just three years old, but did not learn to swim un­til he was 18. He said he re­turned to surf­ing in his 70s.

Af­ter the mon­ster swim at the in­door pool in Uxbridge, the fa­ther of two then went for a meal with his fam­ily and watched a foot­ball game the fol­low­ing day to mark the mile­stone.

n HAV­ING A SPLASH­ING TIME: Trevor Jag­gar marked his 91st birth­day by swim­ming 40 lengths at Hilling­don Sports and Leisure Com­plex

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