Sharon, a Water Warrior
In Sharon’s words:
“Hi, my name is Sharon Jones, I am 61 years young. I was born in Tenterfield and as a youngster learning to swim, I was pushed into the Tenterfield pool. After that, I was very anxious about the water. My parents were non-swimmers also.
In 2001 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which includes my bones being brittle. Over the years I have had to have lots of operations including back, neck, and ankle fusions, and have had a recent knee replacement. I also have nursed in hospitals and nursing homes. Where all the mod cons did not exist back in the day.
I decided to join Metaqua about six weeks ago. To try to get fitter and to also get my new knee to work better. I am finding the program fun and rewarding. It is not as challenging as normal gym which makes me so sore and which I gave up after a short time.
I am now looking forward to going to the pool instead. Amanda is such a great teacher, encouraging, fun and so, so supportive. I get so much out of going. I am not only feeling so much better but I am finding it easier to relax, just chill out, and forget about what’s going on in my busy life.”