Member of the Month Celebrates his 90th Birthday

East Ayrshire Leisure’s latest Sports Member of the Month is a real inspiration having recently celebrated his 90th birthday.


Jimmy has been a regular at Doon Valley Leisure Centre for over 25 years having taken up swimming lessons with his wife, Tessie, when he was around 65 years of age.  Eight weeks later, Tessie gave up on swimming but Jimmy has stuck with it ever since.


East Ayrshire Leisure’s Greig Russell (Team Leader – Sport & Fitness) said “Jimmy is incredible and a firm favourite at Doon Valley Leisure Centre.  He has been swimming here religiously 3 times a week for over 25 years and has a great relationship with all the staff. We wanted to do something special for him to celebrate this great milestone and decided to throw him a surprise party.


Jimmy is an inspiration and proof that you are never too old to enjoy the benefits of exercise, whether that be the social or physical aspect and long may it continue”.