Friday, April 16, 2010

story: Seniors Diving Club

Seniors have been getting together 5 mornings a week to practice their diving at the Percy Norman Memorial Pool for many years.

They truly are an inspiration for all ages in the fine art of health and friendship!

7 comments:

megumi said...

this is beautiful. there is so much joy in all your voices!! i love that so much thinking happens at the 'bottom of the pool'. thank you for sharing - i'm inspired to go for a quick dip ;)

Always wondering said...

It looks likes so much fun, and I love the way Vivian says that she is just playing and enjoying herself.
Way go go.

L. Walker said...

i love this video. i am so inspired! great job lisa g.

emilie obrien said...

i love this video too! i love the frames, and the story...good job indeed lisa g.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to collect these stories and create this video. I don't think people realise how much community building happens at that pool. It's a real family ... where people talk/ bicker, solve problems, help one another out... it's informal self care and community care at its best!

I grew up going to Percy Norman and my father Frank is profiled in the clip. Words can not explain how proud he is to be a part of that neighbourhoods history. How happy it makes him to know that part of his life story is "told" so to speak. I am so proud of him and all those profiled in this video clip.

I hope when I am their age... I remember to live my second childhood. Scrap that. I want to live my second, third and fourth childhood now.

Riley Park Stories said...

I am so happy this video resonated with all of you!

I am also glad to hear that Frank (one of the divers) is pleased as well!

truly, we can all benefit from this kind of community!

4kidsonMain said...

I have been swimming at Percy Norman for about 15 years -all 4 of my kids have taken lessons there (big shout out to Rose, Morgan and Jason!)and we swim in the Mercy Norman Swim Club. I love swimming laps Monday mornings and watching these guys dive....they are all that is good in community -celebrating what we have in common instead of moaning about our differences. I love the flippered warm ups too!