Age is no barrier for North Turramurra Swimmer
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai) — I congratulate Mr Tony Goodwin who at 82 years of age has snagged 6 gold medals and one silver at the 18th FINA World Masters Championships in South Korea. It is evident to say, age is no barrier for this breaststroke champion who trains 6 days a week at the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre. Out of his 7 meets, Tony claimed gold in the 80 to 84 age division in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 50 by 4 freestyle and the 50 by 4 medley. His most challenging meet was the 100m butterfly where he claimed silver, only missing the top podium by a mere 0.66 seconds to a swimmer from Great Britain. The dedicated swimmer from North Turramurra says his success in the pool comes down to a healthy diet, keeping the mind and body active and good genes. Your success demonstrates that it is still possible not only to be active but also to compete at the highest level. Congratulations Tony, I am in full admiration of your efforts.