HAVANA._ The swimming pool demonstrations made by members of the community-based elderly project “Accumulated Youth” constituted one of the most attractive moments of the 13th International Congress on Longevity recently held here.
This project involves a group of seniors aged 65 to 96, from the municipality of Playa, who, despite their old age, are still able to perform amazing physical activities in the water.
The project’s coordinator, Diana Águila, told the Prensa Latina news agency that ever since it was launched 15 years ago, Accumulated Youth and its members have participated in several national and international competitions.
The coordinator mentioned that among its most outstanding results is the first place awarded to the project at during the 1st International Festival of the Elderly held in Havana.
At that time, the project members defeated the Colombian teams in all swimming styles, recalled Águila.
The participants perform physical activity every day and, even though they all have a health condition – such as respiratory or heart diseases – these afflictions have eased significantly ever since they started exercising, the coordinator noted.
Accumulated Youth not only involves different swimming styles but aquatic choreographies and aerobic workouts as well.Share on FB Share on TT