Saturday, February 1, 2014

Inspiration for the Next Half-Century

A Canadian swimmer recently set two World Records in his Masters Swimming Age Group: 100-104.
104-year old Masters Swimmer Jaring Timmerman

Yes, you read that correctly. At the ripe young age of 104, Jaring Timmerman now holds 4 records for his age group and because Mr. Timmerman turns 105 next month, they have to add a NEW age group: 105-109 to the records.

As if that's not amazing enough, Mr. Timmerman didn't even begin competitive swimming until the age of 79!

When I was an invincible 20- and 30-something competing in masters swimming, we used to joke about outliving the competition as the easiest way to make it to the record books. Mr. T is doing just that.

Go here to see a video interview with this amazing man, who shows us all it's never too late to try something new.

When asked why he swims at his age, Mr. Timmerman said, "It's a challenge...So that's why I swim, the challenge."

If that doesn't make you want to go out and try something new, I don't know what will! If you need some more motivation to get in the pool, forget runners' high, Swimmers' Bliss is even better!

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