WHEN you think of Masters Swimming do you conjure up swimmers who are 50 plus years of age?
Well think again!
Myall Masters Swimming Club has recently registered its youngest swimmer in the club’s 14-year history.
Montanna Gessey, who turns 18 years of age this year, is a naturally gifted athlete who has achieved representative honours at State level in shot put and discus.
Montanna, a Year 12 student at Bulahdelah High School, plays women’s rugby for Merewether Carlton and League Tag for Hawks Nest.
Her commitment to fitness is one reason for taking to the pool to swim but the other is to share the sport with her dad Geoff.
At the end of a long hot day working in Geoff’s House and Yard Handyman Services, Geoff is happy to fall into the refreshing waters of the pool at Myall Masters training sessions.
Having reached regional level competitive swimming as a teenager, Geoff returned to swimming for the exercise and the positive health benefits that swimming offers.
Both daughter and father are looking forward to participating in the Myall Masters Swimming Club’s annual State Pointscore Carnival on Saturday, 11 February at Tea Gardens Pool.
The Gesseys will be trying to do their personal best times in their events and of course beat each other!
The skill and dedication of the ‘’older’’ swimmers is encouraging to Montanna as they ‘’just keep on swimming’’!
The local community are invited to come to the Carnival to witness the fitness, fun and friendship of Masters Swimming.
By Rhonda BOBAKO