Late starter wasting no time

Elena Nesci with some of her enthusiastic swimming group. Picture: Andrew Ritchie |www.communitypix.com.au d417145
Elena Nesci with some of her enthusiastic swimming group. Picture: Andrew Ritchie |www.communitypix.com.au d417145

‘I had a bad back so was doing triathlons and ultimately the swimming won out, I love it,’ Nesci said.

‘It’s a sport you can do until you die.’

The Subiaco resident was recently recognised for her five years of service with Masters Swimming WA, where she has co-ordinated several projects such as the production and design of coaching shirts.

Nesci helped organise the 2011 Nationals and co-ordinated the open water swim event, and has developed and presented coach workshops and accredited courses since 2010.

She also co-ordinated and presented a SuperClinic last November.

Nesci joined Claremont Masters in 1999 and has coached at the Challenge Stadium-based club for the past 10 years.

‘I love the swimming and the group of people. It’s a very social exercise and it’s really good for your mental health,’ she said.

The coach said Claremont Masters would have about 100 members by the end of the year.

Nesci said Masters Swimming WA had the highest number of members in any State branch in Australia.