Anniversary a time to take the plunge

Belmont Masters Swimming Club president Bill Mortimer and life member of the club Hilary Arber. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d409647
Belmont Masters Swimming Club president Bill Mortimer and life member of the club Hilary Arber. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d409647

Club president Bill Mortimer from Ascot joined the club when he moved to Perth in 1996 after he swam with the masters group in Alice Springs.

The 68-year-old, who has spent 12 years as president, said no matter what reason people had to join, the club had always been about being social.

‘Rather than training alone it inspires you and gives you lots of training and coaching, fun and friendship,’ Mr Mortimer said.

‘You find some people just want to improve their swimming, others want to train for something in particular, some are triathletes who find their swimming leg is their worst of the three so they want to improve and some people just come down looking for friendship and a place to go.’

For more information about the reunion on Sunday, November 17, email belmontaussi@hotmail.com or call Linda on 0419 580 912.