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Sharon, a Water Warrior

Portrait of a lady

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.”


The Water Warrior Project is a joint project of inspiration between Amanda, Metaqua Instructor from @swimminginthefield, and Lara Flanagan, Photographer from My Notes From Gallery, Studio & Store.  

Portrait of a lady in a pool


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