Romeoville man finds joy in retirement with diving, volunteering at the Shedd Aquarium

Cool retirement!

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Thomas “Mitch” Mitchell, 79, of Romeoville, feeds rays, turtles and fish during a morning show at Shedd Aquarium’s Caribbean Reef exhibit. (Photo by Brenna Hernandez)

ROMEOVILLE – In 2001, Romeoville resident Thomas Mitchell had a “re-birth” in the water.

But, unlike most water births, Mitchell, known to many as “Mitch,” said he was born again in a wet suit inside a 90,000-gallon fish tank.

Mitchell is a scuba diver, and despite his 79 years of age, he’s not letting up anytime soon….

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