Jan Croft has broken an Australian Masters 1500m record at 75 years old.
Jan Croft has broken an Australian Masters 1500m record at 75 years old. John McCutcheon

Noosa swimming legend smashes national record

NOOSA'S Jan Croft was just 18 when she set her first national swimming record in 1961 and 57 years later she's claimed another.

She's never lacked the motivation of crack of dawn swimming training, in fact she thrives on it.

To be the best, one has to be completely dedicated to the pool, and she has been "forever".

Now 75, the Noosa Aquatic Centre coach set a new short course record in the 75-79 age group for the 1500m mark previously held by legendary Miami swimmer Denise Robertson for seven years.

It is one of the toughest short course races of its kind.

"I can't imagine sitting back and not training. I've been totally active most of my life," Mrs Croft said.

Read the full story at the Sunshine Coast Daily


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