I was brought up to respect elders

THIS letter is in response to the correspondence letter headlined ‘Ageism in the swimming pool’ published in the News Post Leader on August 25.

I apologise for being old, but my generation was brought up to be respectful to older people and considerate.

But it appears that is not so in this particular case.

The elderly try to exercise to keep their limbs moving.

They are not there to be jumped on or barged into by floating toy torpedoes, which are quite hard.

These youngsters’ display in the Concordia Leisure Centre pool at Cramlington was unbelievable.

The children are quite good swimmers, but it would be nice if they could be sensible in the pool and not behave as if they are trying to break up a rugby scrum.