East Leeds Masters swimmer, Bill Moore, was voted the UK’s most active person over the age of 65 in a national competition sponsored by Ateronon, the natural supplements company.
Bill who is a great-grandfather, aged 78 years old did not start swimming until he was in his late 40s. Currently, he holds a British record in the 70-74yrs 50m Breaststroke and has an impressive record of winning 38 national Masters titles.
“It makes me feel very proud to think that at the age of 78 I can win an award such as this,” – Bill Moore
He was presented with a gold medal and a trophy at a ceremony at the St John Charles Centre for Sport, as well as a number of other prizes. Representing East Leeds and keeping fit is a passion in Bill’s life. He still trains four times a week, accumulating over 10k in the water. In addition, this is supplement with gym and yoga classes! Bill remains a solid attendee for the club at events and is renowned for his positive outlook and is always dressed with a smile!
Bill competed at the recent short course ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield where he won the men’s 75/79yrs titles in the 1500m Freestyle and 200m Breaststroke and silver medals in the 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke and 800m Freestyle.
Bill's story was picked up by local and national news outlets. You can read an article in from Daily Mirror here. And in case you are wondering Bill has no intention of hanging up his goggles just yet!
Posted by: Kyran Parker