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You are never too old

Ron Goodenough proves the point you are never too old to participate in the annual Ocean swims at the Coffs Harbour Jetty.
Ron Goodenough proves the point you are never too old to participate in the annual Ocean swims at the Coffs Harbour Jetty.

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

THERE'S no excuse for anyone not to have a crack at one of the three Ocaen swims come the end of February according to 85 year-old Ron Goodenough.

He first entered into the 250 metre charity swim last year and Goodenough enjoyed it so much that he's back for more and wants plenty of people to join him.

"What I would like to see is a lot more people down here doing it, families with their kids that's what I'd like to see," he said.

"We've got the best swimming pool in the world here and hardly any people use it, it's a shame really."

If you want proof of how family oriented Goodenough thinks the ocean swim can be on February 26 then all you need to do is take a look in his own backyard.

Not only will Ron himself be having another crack at the charity swim but his son Peter, grandson Zade and grand daughters Courtney, Bonnie and Indhia Hancock will also be entered into the various events being held on the day.

Goodenough is looking forward to entering the swim again and feels that the charity swim is like a walk in the park for him.

"It's only 250 metres, that's nothing, a bit of a run up the beach," he added.

"See I'm a farmer and I go out and work on Peter's farm and that keeps me in fairly good nick so 250 yrads is really nothing, not for a young fella like me."