Peter McCormack and Russell Debney are two remarkable individuals who have been swimming together for over 50 years who continue to swim regularly preserving their good health and longevity.
In the early 1970s, they were in their 20s and had a keen interest in swimming. In March 1973, Tattersalls newsletter published a story about our swimmer’s accomplishments, and Mr McCormack and Mr Debney were mentioned for their magnificent performances in the January/February 1973 point score Swimming competition.
“Russell Debney has been performing splendidly during the season – as mentioned only two points behind Gordon McGrath in the yearly trophy. His consistency, when one realises that he is handicapped at 19 seconds over the 40 yards, is of real merit. Russell can certainly move through the water when the fancy takes him, and he is being very fanciful at the moment, finishing his races with excellent bursts. The handicapper has been unable to pin him down”
Now, 50 years later, Peter McCormack and Russell Debney still swim several times a week. They have become an inspiration to many, showing that age is just a number, and it’s never too late to start leading a healthy lifestyle.
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