|photo shamelessly lifted from The Age|
Four cheers for Hazel Gillbee 84, Clarice Artis 97, Trudy Bullivant 90, and Nancye Ayres 89 who set a world record for their 4 x 50 metre relay swim in the “360” group – 360 being their combined age.
Not a bad achievement considering they train at Frankston’s Jubilee Park Aquatic Centre. If the Melbourne City Baths rate a 10, the Frankston pool rates a 2 for sheer crappiness, and a minus 3 for appalling service.
I did see the lovely Clarice doing laps on one of my three visits, and that was at 6-30 am on a Sunday morning.
When Aunty moved to Franger recently, I showed her where the pool is. I told her why I went three times and then gave up on the place when I first moved to Franger in 2004.
Aunty has a more positive and forgiving personality than I do, and she gave up on the pool after one shot.
A decent aquatic centre has been on the Council agenda since Adam was a pup, but state and federal funding policies always come to nothing.
These ladies truly are champion stayers.
WELL DONE !