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Sisters Albury and Lilly Higgs, along with their cousin Miller Albury, had an excellent showing at the 41st RBC National Swimming Championships held in Nassau on June 19 through 22, earning high point trophies, winning numerous medals and breaking several records.

Abaco swimmers continue to succeed nationally and abroad

 

Left to right: Albury Higgs, Miller Albury and Lilly Higgs.
Left to right: Albury Higgs, Miller Albury and Lilly Higgs.

Sisters Albury and Lilly Higgs, along with their cousin Miller Albury, had an excellent showing at the 41st RBC National Swimming Championships held in Nassau on June 19 through 22, earning high point trophies, winning numerous medals and breaking several records.

They have trained hard and continue to achieve their swimming goals, as evidence by their medal counts at Nationals.

Albury Higgs won the High Point trophy in the 13-14 girls age group with nine gold and two silver individual medals along with four gold medals in the relays.

Lilly Higgs, close on her heels, was awarded the Runner-up High Point Trophy in the same age group, with one gold, seven silver, and two bronze individual medals as well as one gold medal in the relays.

Both Albury and Lilly, broke three existing National Records, 100 Meter breaststroke, 200 Meter breaststroke, and the 400 Individual Medley, with Albury as the final record holder in each, being the gold medalist in all three events.

The sisters represented Swift Swimming at the meet, and their points earned helped Swift win the overall Team competition.

Miller Albury also had an excellent performance, walking away with medals in each event that he swam.  He was awarded the Runner-up High Point Trophy in the 13-14 boys age group, winning five gold, six silver and three bronze individual medals along with two silver and two bronze in the team relay races.

Miller achieved his meet goal, by shattering the existing National Record for the 200 meter backstroke. As a member of the Alpha Aquatics swim team out of Nassau, Miller’s points helped them earn third place for the second year in row.

Albury, Lilly and Miller were also selected again to be a part of the Bahamas National Swimming Team participating in the Caribbean International Swimming Championships (CISC) in Barbados in July.

Earlier this year, the three were part of the National Team that made history by winning the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica for the first time in 29 years.

Albury has been a part of the National Swimming Team for the past four years, Miller for three years and Lilly has represented The Bahamas for two years.

All three continue their training in North Carolina. Albury and Lilly will train with their club Swim Mac in Charlotte, and Miller will split his training between The Asheville Swim club and his team at the Asheville School.

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About Timothy Roberts

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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