Hesketh is currently a member at Park Road Pool & Fitness, he is a familiar face at a few outdoor swimming venues in North London although credits Park Road as being one of his firm favourites, where he attends five days a week for morning swims in the lido.
Being an ex semi-pro basketball player, Hesketh says he ensures that exercise is a top priority now and attends lane swimming sessions and Aqua Aerobics sessions to help maintain a balance with his diet. He points out that no matter whether you're an experienced swimmer or not, everyone is welcome.
Not only does he enjoy swimming, but he also says that the social aspect is a big factor as to why he attends regularly, socialising with the centre staff and other centre users. The exercise and social factors have massive mental health benefits for him.
Take a look at Hesketh's story on YouTube here.
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