Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre’s oldest member celebrates 95th birthday

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre's longest and oldest member.
Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre's longest and oldest member.

WHILE most people his age are taking it easy, Hilton Doust is Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre’s longest and oldest member.

Mr Doust celebrated his 95th birthday last weekend and again today at a party hosted by the centre with a massive birthday cake.

He visits the centre each morning, attends the gym and pool and is a great advocate for staying fit and healthy.

Mr Doust has been a member for 26 years, since his retirement in 1992 when at the age of 69 he decided he needed exercise.

He joined the centre and took up swimming although he had never swum before.

Now he can be found at the centre seven days a week – where he is well-known and much loved by staff and members – water walking, swimming, taking part in gym activities and having a sauna.

A platinum member of the RSL to which he has belonged for more than 70 years, he was also presented with a Sands of Gallipoli commemorative pen set by Mandurah RSL warden Ray Hinde.

“Hilton can always be seen sitting in the front row at any event at the Mandurah War Memorial,” Mr Hinde said.

Mr Doust’s wish as he cut his enormous birthday cake: “to live to 100.”