Gladys McInley, from Park Road, Teddington, was 107 on Wednesday, November 28.
The Richmond Twickenham Times reports her brother Walter Fox, 96 years young as saying: “I think her secret of long life is her outdoor lifestyle.
“She used to do swimming and outdoor camping and all that. She swam until she was about 80.
“I also swam every day until I was 86. That’s the only thing I can think is the secret to such a good age.
“She’s a real fresh air fiend.”
Outdoor swimming and fresh air are a real tonic, lifting the spirit and strengthening the body.