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Jenni, a Water Warrior

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Jenni, a Water Warrior


In Jenni’s words:


I don’t know where to start… I have always loved the water and swimming. It probably started because my parents were told that swimming helped severe asthma and I started at an early age. I’m not the best swimmer in the world but I love being in a 50m pool (shorter pools just don’t feel the same) following the black line up and down - usually no goggles or flippers or board, just me and the water.

The worst thing is that there just aren’t enough pools open 12 months of the year and that is really sad. Squashing 12 months into 6! I have missed the water and the day I saw the Metaqua notice on FB I knew it sounded absolutely perfect.

Even though it means an early start twice a week, getting in the water for an hour with a great bunch of like-minded people makes a great start to the day. I feel happier, healthier, and much more flexible from my time in the water. When I started swimming again it was to increase my fitness and speed so that I can once again achieve a Bronze Medallion in swimming - getting the time down is the hardest. It was then that I started “swimming” from Wallangarra to Stanthorpe. It’s amazing to visualise that I am now approaching Severnlea.

What would be the best news ever? Stanthorpe pool opening 12 months per year.

Keep swimming! And thanks Amanda.”

The Water Warrior Project is a joint project of inspiration between Amanda, Metaqua

Instructor from @swimminginthefield, and Lara Flanagan, Photographer from @mynotesfrom Gallery, Studio, & Store.  

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