“It has made me a lot more confident”

How long have you been a member of Puffins?

25 years

How did you hear about Puffins?

I injured my back and my doctor recommended I go swimming and put me in touch with Puffins.

How has Puffins helped you?

It’s certainly helped my back and given me a regular form of exercise. It’s made me a lot more confident in the water.

What do you like about Puffins?

I enjoy the social side of the club such as the organised events – I just wish there were more.

How has the club changed in the time you’ve been a member?

It’s changed dramatically – the club used to be made up of men and women in their 40s and 50s – now it’s a lot more varied with many more young people.