Posted by: wildswimmers | February 24, 2015

Swift Swimmer fights back!

The Swift Swimmer is my 86 year old mum Eileen, who has loved swimming in the sea from childhood.  Last summer she swam in the sea regularly, from our summer “bathing hut” – our tiny vintage caravan, parked by the beach.  In September she was struck down by heart problems which resulted in 4 months of inactivity and ill health.  She ended up being pushed around the house in a wheelchair, breathless and anxious.  Happily she’s now on the mend and determined to get fit for the summer swimming season.  With this aim she has started training gently in our local pool where they run a terrific hydrotherapy session, with skilled and attentive staff who are very encouraging and kind.  She’s coming on slowly but surely and we’re very proud of her.  Well done the Swift sea-going octogenarian Swimmer!



  1. Go Mum

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  2. Swift Swimmer, you are an inspiration

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  3. Go Swift Swimmer! Much love from Devon – we’re looking forward to more tales of Swift Swimmer exploits over the summer. xx

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  4. It’s wonderful to have such a gutsy President for our Sound of Jura Swimming Club. Lottie x


  5. glad to hear she’s on the mend


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