After 30 years, volunteer water aerobics instructor hangs up her towel

- Millie MacFaddan stepped into her love affair with water decades ago.

“It’s beautiful to be there,” the 84-year-old offered.  "There's so much more that you can do in the water that you can do on the land."

She's a volunteer water aerobics instructor for seniors at Loretta Ingraham Center in Tampa.

"It’s so invigorating,” she continued.  “Anybody that has any kind of surgery or knee, hip, or whatever problem, it’s just wonderful for you to get into the water."

Millie started teaching water aerobics in 1983 after a friend suggested it. Twice a week for one hour, she exercises seniors to help keep them healthy.

"It’s the most wonderful thing that anybody could do. I don't know why more people don't come."

Millie had a stroke two years ago and now says it is time to retire.  But her life in the water has been one of great fun and healing.

"I’ve loved every minute of it. I really, really have."

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