In Biarritz, seniors banned from swimming despite HuffPost medical advice

 In Biarritz, seniors banned from swimming despite HuffPost medical advice

CONFINEMENT – They’ll have to be content to walk along the bank . Since the beginning of the second confinement to fight against the Covid-19, all nautical and recreational activities are forbidden, such as surfing, diving or swimming. As you can see in our video report at the top of the article, a group of swimmers from Biarritz learned this at their own expense, Friday November 6th.

On the beach of Port Vieux, the swimmers of the association “Les ours blancs”, who are used to meet there every morning, summer and winter, were welcomed by a group of policemen. And it doesn’t matter if many of these elders have been practicing sea bathing under medical prescription for a long time.

“I need to swim. My doctor says I have to swim,” says Betty, 91, who suffers from degenerative leg neuropathy, at HuffPost. “I have the same thing, I have coxarthrosis. (Swimming) makes me feel good,” adds Bernard, for whom this ban is incomprehensible.

No specialist, masseur or physiotherapist can do what the sea gives me.Betty, 91 years old

However, in recent days, an order from the Maritime Prefect of the Atlantic published on 29 October had led to the belief that this ban could be waived for

Read More

Redak staff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.