John Miles – 4 Million Metres
Congratulations to John Miles of QSC Sunshine Coast Masters! He has recently achieved his Vorgee 4 Million Metres Award. Thanks to John for sharing his swimmer profile.
How did you first become involved with swimming?
I started swimming regularly whilst recovering from a broken rib after surfing.
What do you love about swimming?
It’s a great way to start the day and I love the social aspect.
When did you first join Masters Swimming?
Most memorable swimming moment?
Finishing a 10k sponsored swim.
How often do you swim, and where?
5-6 times per week at Buderim and Kawana pools.
What motivates and inspires you?
I enjoy it.
Have you had setbacks to overcome?
I have found swimming really helps my asthma.
Favourite things? Likes and dislikes?
I like most things apart from freestyle kicking with a kickboard.
What upcoming events are you swimming in?
I am still thinking about it.
Can you share a little about your family?
I am a widower. I have 3 children – a son and 2 daughters. I have a partner Kerri and a stepdaughter.
I work as a Medical Practitioner.
Other interesting/little-known facts about you?
I have a black belt in Karate and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Philosophy on life? Favourite saying?
Never give up.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of becoming a Masters swimmer?