What is happening to the human body? Seniors are traveling, running, swimming, performing athletic feats and having more sex than ever. What happened to the wheel chairs, rocking chair and shuffle board? Here are just a few female seniors who are defying the stereotypes of old age.
- Kay Glynn 58-year-old Iowan breaks a world record in the pole vault for women ages 55-59. Kay’s message “What’s age got to do with it?”
- Sun City Poms a group of athletic performers ranging from ages 61 to 78 perform an acrobatic routine beginning with an announcement that “You are never too old to perform and expand your horizons.”
- Diana Nyad 64-years-old broke a record by swimming 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. The swim from Havana to Key West took 53 hours. She provides a message to all “You’re never too old to chase your dream.”
- Edith Wilma Connor, a 77-year-old body builder holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the oldest competitive body builder. Her message, body building was her “salvation.”
- Eve Fletcher is an 84 year old amateur surfing star. Her message is “You’re never too old to be stoked!”
- Olga Kotelko, a Canadian, age 94 holds 17 world records in track and field in the Masters for the 90 to 95 age category. She is considered one of the world’s greatest athletes. Her answer to her athletic success is “I still have the energy I had at 50, more.”