Two sports camps sponsored by the Local Government South Abaco District were held during the month of August. A basketball camp in order to teach the young people of the community the necessary skills took place on August 8-9 led by Wayde Adderley and Godfrey Rolle.
A swimming camp was held August 22-23 led by the Roberts family of Mancer Sr. and his two sons Mancer Jr and Meshach. They had recently turned to Sandy Point Abaco, the home of Mancer Sr.’s birth, with the desire to teach the children of the community how to swim more efficiently.
The weekend activities were sanctioned by the Bahamas Swimming Federation and included classroom and practical sessions. In the classroom the youngsters were exposed to the safety aspects of swimming, opportunities in swimming and experiences and successes through the disciplines of swimming. The children then had the opportunity to enhance their own swimming capabilities.
Brothers Mancer and Meshach conducted demonstrations and gave instructions followed by a friendly race between the two. They capped off the activities with a race amongst all of the camp participants. The Sandy Point Local Council representative, Arthur Lightbourne, described the weekend activities as a tremendous success and he has plans to make it an annual event.
First place in the swim meet went to Elian Bain, second place to Adrian Pinder and third place to Lanard Bain. The youngest participant was Shamarie Blyden.