More than 120 people over 55 years of aged, enjoyed the LIFE LONG SWIMMING Event that aims to promote swimming with seniors in several European countries.
On Saturday morning 2nd April, more than a hundred people over 55 attended the event Life Long Swimming H2OpenDay organized in the municipal swimming pool Parquesol of Valladolid.
The event, which promotes the benefits of swimming in healthy ageing was organized by the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation with the support of the city of Valladolid.
For many participants it was their first aquatic experience. The big surprise of the event was Roberto Alberiche master swimmer, born in the Canary Islands but resident in Murcia, who won 5 world records in the category 85+. All participants enjoyed his performance.
Alberiche spoke about the importance of his experience practicing water activities which has brought him many benefits both physically and mentally.
The day was concluded with complementary activities related to three fundamental aspects of active ageing: prevention, health and nutrition. In order to highlight these aspects RFEN committee organized theoretical and practical workshops on the topics.
The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation and the city of Valladolid valued very positively this event and the results achieved thanks to the excellent reception and response from the people. Alberto Bustos, Councilor for Sports, reminded the importance of swimming and sports in general for citizens of all ages.