SEVENTY-year-old Lynn Mottram looks confident in the water as she joined the regular aqua-aerobics class in Skegness’ outdoor pool.
But speak to her and the reality is very different.
When she was 13, Lynn was pulled under the water and the incident terrified her, and she would not go near water from then on.
That was until her grandson, Jamie Parkin, joined the Magna Vitae team: “He has been wonderful, he brought me here and slowly talked me around, helping me to get over my fear.
“I am still very nervous, but for the first time today I took my feet off the pool floor, he has just been brilliant,” said Lynn, whose other grandson Matt also works at Skegness Pool & Fitness Suite.
Jamie couldn’t be prouder: “I will help anyone where I can and give anyone my time as it’s the right thing to do. I have to say though, I am one proud grandson,” he said.
For more details on swimming exercise classes and lessons visit our swimming page here.
Don’t forget the Indoor Pool is currently closed for major refurbishment, but the outdoor facility is perfect for this weather.