November 2nd 2015
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.
The great-grandad from Wakefield is 78 years old and although he did not start swimming until he was in his late 40s, he holds a British record in the 70-74yrs 50m Breaststroke and has won 38 national Masters titles. When speaking about his award, Bill said “It makes me feel very proud to think that at the age of 78 I can win an award such as this”.
He was presented with a gold medal and a trophy at a ceremony at the St John Charles Centre for Sport in October 2015, as well as a number of other prizes. Bill was initially nominated for the North East regional award, and after winning that, he went on to be shortlisted for the National award too.
The ASA masters team have caught up with Bill to find out what the award meant to him, and a bit about his swimming background. This article can be found on the ASA Masters Hub.
Congratulations Bill, you are a fantastic inspiration to everyone within the North East!