The 2004 Guinness Book of World Records offers a section on “Astonishing Oldies”, which among other things notes that “As of February 2003, 96 year old Henry Paynter (Canada, born in the UK, February 27, 1907) was still a regular player at the Kelowna Badminton Club, Kelowna, B.C. Canada.” Hurrah, Kelowna!
The oldest lifeguard in the world is Haywood Leroy Stewart (USA, born May 22, 1916) of Wheat Ridge Colorado, USA who has been a lifeguard since 1938.
Globalaging sends this one:
Australia: It's never too late for a sporting life (December 4, 2003) Dawn Hartigan, a 47 year-old-Australian woman, has just written a book aimed at encouraging old people to get active. She tries to demonstrate the benefit of a healthy and exercise filled life for retired people.
Her book includes stories of a 100-year-old runner and a 71-year-old swimmer. The older they get, the more engaged in sport they become, and the better they feel.
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