Sheffield nurse clocks up more than 2,300 miles in swimming pool

Jacqueline Anderson, from Stannington, has clocked up 2,326 miles in the pool at Hillsborough Leisure Centre.
Jacqueline Anderson, from Stannington, has clocked up 2,326 miles in the pool at Hillsborough Leisure Centre.
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A swimming enthusiast from Sheffield is celebrating 15 years of going to great lengths to keep fit.

Jacqueline Anderson has clocked up 2,326 miles in the pool at Hillsborough Leisure Centre – the equivalent of swimming from England to France more than 100 times.

The 54-year-old, from Stannington, has been a member of Fitness Unlimited since it first launched 15 years ago and visits Hillsborough up to three times a week and swims between 30 and 45 minutes after work.

Jacqueline, a nurse at the Northern General Hospital and a founder member of Fitness Unlimited, said: “I can’t believe I’ve been a member for 15 years. Time flies when you’re having fun.

“I just love swimming and a session at Hillsborough is the perfect way to relax after work.

“I go on my way home and it really helps me to unwind.

“It also helps me to maintain my body weight. I really notice if I don’t go swimming. It’s an all over workout and such a great way to keep fit and healthy.

“Swimming is a huge part of my life. In fact I always get swimming gifts for birthdays and Christmas like luxury shampoo and cream to use after I’ve been in the pool.”