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The Abaco Swim Club team: back row - Miller Albury, Christina Pyfrom; third row - Taryn Carroll, Trent Albury, Roman Pinder, Nackenzie Dam, Jewel Pinder, Kate Sims; second row - Carys Pinder, Ryan Knowles, William Russell, Taylor Albury, Kiana Hicks, Deanna McDonald, Paxton Albury; front row - Brayden Dam, Marissa Albury, Maddox Pinder, Emily Sims,

Abaco Swim Club has Strong Showing at Nationals

Abaco Swim Club
The Abaco Swim Club team: back row – Miller Albury, Christina Pyfrom; third row – Taryn Carroll, Trent Albury, Roman Pinder, Nackenzie Dam, Jewel Pinder, Kate Sims; second row – Carys Pinder, Ryan Knowles, William Russell, Taylor Albury, Kiana Hicks, Deanna McDonald, Paxton Albury; front row – Brayden Dam, Marissa Albury, Maddox Pinder, Emily Sims,

The Abaco Swim Club (ASC) fared well at the Royal Bank of Canada National Championship in Nassau from June 14 – 17 bringing home 25 medals (12 silver and 13 bronze) from the competition.

Eight-year-old Roman Pinder impressed earning runner up for the High-Point Trophy for eight and under Boys, the first swimmer for ASC to be awarded this trophy.

Eight and under girls won the bronze in 200 meter Freestyle Relay and eight and under boys won bronze in the 200 meter Individual Medley.

Nine to ten girls received a bronze in 200 meter and 400 meter Freestyle Relay with Jewel Pinder, Taylor Albury, Mackenzie Dam and Taryn Carroll making up the team. Taylor Albury, Mackenzie Dam, Taryn Carroll and Deanne McDonald combined to bring home the bronze for 200 meter Individual Medley.

Miller Albury earned nine silver medals and one bronze before leaving for the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) held in Aruba from July 23 – 27.

Also earning medals in individual swimming events were Mackenzie Dam, Brayden Dam, Roman Pinder & Christina Pyfrom.

Addison Albury was the youngest swimmer at Nationals just turning five years-old in June. She accompanied the group of 20 swimmers, which included eleven first time attendees with seventeen of the group being nine years old or younger.

Panama Jack sponsored the Abaco Swim Club at Nationals providing fruit and Gatorade at the pool and giving each swimmer a “care bag” which contained Gatorade, healthy snacks and sun block.

The Poop Deck Restaurant at Sandy Port hosted a ‘first time luncheon’ for the National team, coaches and their families.  Freddie Lightbourn and his staff did a wonderful job and the ASC is grateful for his generosity.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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