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.