After suffering a heart attack six years ago, Jerome Smith’s heart only pumps at 34 percent of a healthy one. But that hasn’t kept the 73-year-old from blasting away at SCAQ Masters swim workouts. And now he plans to compete in his first swim meet in 15 years.

 

            Smith said he is looking forward to completing a goal, as well as the experience of swimming against himself and the clock.

 

            After his 2009 heart attack in Bikram Yoga, Smith went three minutes without a pulse. But one week later he was back in the water.

 

            And his healthy lifestyle will go far in keeping him out of the ambulance; a Mayo Clinic study showed that only by moving at your VO2 max (the maximum volume of oxygen that an athlete can use) does your body generate certain metabolic enzymes and hormones that are so beneficial to health and longevity. It goes back to our genetics for survival: we needed something extra to escape the lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!

 

            “It’s so good for you,” Smith said. “But it only happens when you push yourself to the max. Anyway, it seems to be working well for me. God knows I hate doing anything at a slow, plodding pace.”

 

            So get out and get moving today! Start the blood pumping for healthy heart. You can join Jerome at one of his regular workouts at Southern California Aquatics. We hold workouts all over the L.A. area including downtown, Echo Park and the Westside. Come out for a swim today! Swim.net, SCAQ@SWIM.net.

Views: 18

Comment

You need to be a member of University Park Family to add comments!

Join University Park Family

University Park Family is the news and social network for the neighborhoods around USC and Expo Park. Stay informed. Join now!

       • Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Jo- Koo updated an event
Thumbnail

JEFF PARKER, VINNY GOLIA, ALEX CLINE · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE at The World Stage - Art, Education amd Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

April 27, 2018 at 9pm to April 28, 2018 at 12am
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3).Acclaimed, celebrated collaborators: "Triple Threat" Special To: 'new' STAGE consciousness..." -  .Image: pic. (above) Jeff Parker  YouTube: The New Breed Celebrated as an experimental musician in the rock, (J)azz, avant…See More
21 hours ago
Jo- Koo updated an event
Thumbnail

JEFF PARKER, VINNY GOLIA and ALEX CLINE · DwighTrible Presents "Progressive Trio" @ STAGE at The World Stage "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

April 27, 2018 at 9pm to April 28, 2018 at 12am
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) "(J)azz rock, experimental avant-garde elec. improvisational" http://www.jeffparkersounds.com/   "composer, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, avant-garde …See More
yesterday
Jo- Koo updated an event
Thumbnail

2018 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE (*update) at The 'new' World STAGE "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

April 13, 2018 at 9pm to June 3, 2018 at 12am
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) Plz see ~LPB: The Soul of Los Angeles "The…See More
yesterday
Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE Sat., Apr. 21st "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Every 3rd Sat. Night" [TONIGHT]
"Come Saturday night April 21st at The World Stage in Historic Leimert Park! Ladies Love Laughter Comedy Show hosted by Ramona Stephens featuring LA'S funniest female comedians $10 admission 9pm SHARP showtime! 4321 Degnan Blvd Los Angeles CA…"
Sunday
Jo- Koo posted events
Friday
Jo- Koo posted a photo

The 'new' World STAGE "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" Apr., & May '18

"Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - Best of LA Weekly '17♪ - Sat., Apr. 28th - Zakiyah Harris [Cancelled]*
Apr 18
Jo- Koo updated an event
Thumbnail

PATRICE RUSHEN Quartet "Jazz Appreciation Month" DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

April 20, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) "Special" To: The STAGE - Jazz Appreciation Month ~"Rare small intimate venue performance" -  O-!Patrice Rushen, Band Leader - piano, Justo Almario - sax Benjamin Ringdrum - drums, & Yafeu Tyhimba - bass…See More
Apr 17
Jo- Koo shared their event on Facebook
Apr 16

Members

© 2018   Created by University Park Family.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service