Member proves it’s never too late to try something new

This past September, Sophia reinstated her membership at Courts Plus. At that time she expressed her desire to learn how to swim and was paired with Personal Trainer, Kathy Schroeder, who has a swimming background. Sophia is 70 years young. Up to that time, she had never been in a pool or outside body of water!

“To say that our first day was rather tense is an understatement! She was very nervous and scared and could not really let go of the side of the pool or my hand,” says Kathy.

Throughout the fall, Sophia worked with Kathy on getting comfortable in the water. She found support not only from Kathy, but also the ladies in the Water Fitness Class, who cheered Sophia on as she made progress.

By the beginning of November, Sophia was able to go underwater, swim several laps using the elementary backstroke, and kick on her stomach with the kick board! She is now very comfortable in the water and looking forward to doing the breaststroke and front crawl.

“She has been a remarkable and dedicated client and I have enjoyed helping Sophia achieve her goal,” adds Kathy.

Sophia’s dedication is a great example of someone stepping out of their comfort zone and trying something new.

Congratulations to Sophia!