Swimming Laps and Making a Difference

The Stadium Masters Swimming Club has been supporting Alzheimer’s Research Australia (formally known as the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation) for the past five years and has raised an incredible $27,000 towards research into Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2022, the club’s highly successful Swim for Memory event had 14 teams of four swimmers who came together to swim and raise money for Alzheimer’s research. In the hour-long relay challenge, swimmers did sponsored laps at the HBF Stadium indoor pool in Perth.

Club stalwart Barry Green said, “As a club, we wanted to give back to the community. The ARA is doing great work in the research field.”


The Benefits Of A Group

Barry, who swims at least four times a week, said club members benefited from structured training programs that were supervised by qualified coaches. It was too easy to be lenient on yourself if you swam alone, he admitted.

“Some of our members like to compete in pool and open water Master’s Swimming events, while many just want to improve their swimming ability and fitness and enjoy the social aspects. It is easier and more fun to swim in structured group sessions.”

Club members range in age from their 30s to over 80 and from novices to old hands, and enjoy fitness, friendship and fun.


A big thank you to the Stadium Masters Swimming Club for raising vital funds for Alzheimer’s research!