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Forest Heights Academy was the big winner of the fourteenth Annual Perry Cooke Hope Town Swim Meet high school division with 337 points. Agape Christian School followed in second place with 129 points in front of St Francis de Sales in third place with 62 points.

Schools Compete in Swimming at Perry Cooke Memorial Meet

Left to Right: Kate Sims, Kaleb Albury, Jewel Pinder, Taryn Carroll, Taylor Albury, Justine Russell, Khalea Richard, Ra'Von Rolle, Raevyn Bootle, Roman Pinder, Ryan Knowles, Chloe Sweeting and Leota Davis. (Missing from Photo: Donte Richard).
Left to Right: Kate Sims, Kaleb Albury, Jewel Pinder, Taryn Carroll, Taylor Albury, Justine Russell, Khalea Richard, Ra’Von Rolle, Raevyn Bootle, Roman Pinder, Ryan Knowles, Chloe Sweeting and Leota Davis. (Missing from Photo: Donte Richard).

Forest Heights Academy was the big winner of the fourteenth Annual Perry Cooke Hope Town Swim Meet high school division with 337 points. Agape Christian School followed in second place with 129 points in front of St Francis de Sales in third place with 62 points.

Agape Christian School placed again at the top, winning the primary division with 425 points. Hope Town Primary School took the second position with 158 points; MOW Primary School followed in third position with 100 points. Amy Roberts Primary and St Francis de Sales tied in fourth place with 68 points.

In no order: Brayden Dam, Silas Albury, Noah Albury and Liam Roberts, Kiana Hicks, Paxton Albury, Emily Sims, Victoria Albury, Keagan Hicks, Rhiana Pinder, Sofia Lachelli, Kelly Albury, Alisson Albury, Ariauna Roberts, Kirston Albury and  Carys Pinder (not pictured.)
In no order: Brayden Dam, Silas Albury, Noah Albury and Liam Roberts, Kiana Hicks, Paxton Albury, Emily Sims, Victoria Albury, Keagan Hicks, Rhiana Pinder, Sofia Lachelli, Kelly Albury, Alisson Albury, Ariauna Roberts, Kirston Albury and Carys Pinder (not pictured.)

The meet started in the morning of May 27 with a heavy rain shower and ended with another, but in between, the participants, coaches, volunteers and spectators enjoyed a comfortable overcast weather during the five hours that the event lasted.

Nine schools participated in the competition:

Agape Christian School, Angels Academy, Amy Roberts Primary School, Every Child Counts, Forest Heights Academy, Hope Town Primary School, Mary E Albury, MOW Primary School and St Francis de Sales.

Swimmers of all ages entered the meet, with the first age category starting with kids six and under, up to the fifteen and over.

Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle and Relay in various lengths comprised the events for boys and girls. The voice of Patrick Stewart called the swimmers to the pool for their race; time keepers, officials and results recorders monitored each race. Coaches and supporters urged the competitors from the side of the pool as they swam the 25m, 50m or 100m.

Following are the results for the first three of each race, boys and girls category:

 

Perry Cooke 2016SIX AND UNDER:

Boys

1 Keagan Hicks

2 Alexander Albury

3 Kayden Albury

Girls:

1 Kaleigh Albury

2 Selina Thompson

3 Emma Barigelli

 

SEVEN AND EIGHT:

Boys:

1 Silas Albury

2 Nicholas Williams

3 Liam Roberts

Girls:

1 Addison Albury

2 Siena Pritchard

3 Victoria Albury

 

NINE AND TEN:

Boys:

1 Noha Albury

2 Maddox Pinder

3 Maison Koepke

Girls:

1 Erica Roberts

2 Lauren Sandberg

3 Jasmin Aberle // Grace Russell (tie)

ELEVEN AND TWELVE

Boys:

1 Roman Pinder

2 Brayden Pinder

3 Colby Stebbins

Girls:

1 Summer Sands

2 Kiana Hicks

3 Paxton Albury

 

THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN

Boys:

1 Dakota Sawyer

2 Roshawn Joseph

3 Kaleb Albury

Girls:

1 Jewel Pinder

2 Taylor Albury

3 Katie Sands

 

FIFTEEN AND OVER

Boys:

1 Dante Richards

2 Justin Russell

3 Ravon rolle

Girls:

1 Kate Sims

2 Camille Albury

3 Noella Clarke // Raevyn Bootle (tie)

 

The meet was organized by the Abaco Swim Club members, particularly Sara Knowles. Volunteers ran the entire event, but did not want to receive individual credit, saying “There are dozens of us.”

Many coaches actually gave credit to the instructors of the Abaco Swim Club for the success of the meet, especially the performance of all the swimmers, as many athletes from the Marsh Harbour area practice under the Abaco Swim Club training program at the Long Bay School’ swimming pool.

The children living on the cays train in the pools available in their settlement, usually coached by more volunteers.

Mr. Stewart has acted as emcee for the meet for the past several years.

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