Backstroke to the top: Golden Olympics Swim Competition

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Golden Olympics hosted several competitions throughout the week, including a swim meet in Warner Robins.

The national senior games was hosted earlier this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, however the competitive events are ongoing.

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Even though today’s competition was not a qualifying event for nationals, swimmers like 76 year old Sue Ottosen still came out for a swim, and she says its good exercise.

“I encourage all, seniors especially, to get in a pool. I don’t care if you’re a non-swimmer, walk the lane lines. It’s so much better exercise than sitting.”

After representing the state of Georgia in this year’s National Senior Games, Ottosen brought home a bronze medal. She is confident that she will return to the games, beat her record, and bring home a silver medal. The next Golden Olympics will be held in 2021.