A Late Starter

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I started swimming late in life – all I had was a very poor freestyle – I dreamed of doing an open water swim but felt my likelihood of achieving this was diminishing as I was getting older.

I joined the Catfish squad at the age of 56 and now at 69 I have completed 12 open water events, including the Pier to Pub this year. The Catfish coaching improved my freestyle technique and taught me backstroke and breaststroke. The squad gave endurance and confidence.

My aim is to do 10 Pier to Pubs and achieve Sharkbait status – at 70!

Loretta Jeffers