Officers of the Bahamas Anti-doping Commission (BADC) visited Abaco on March 19 to conduct an awareness seminar on “Promoting Clean Sports”. The presentation, organized by a local officer of BADC, Dr. Chervon Mackey-Morley, was aimed at familiarizing Coaches and Athletes as well as other stakeholders in the sports community, about the anti-doping testing procedures.
The third annual Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend is slated to take place in Treasure Cay from March 21 – 24, 2014. The scenic resort location lends a gorgeous backdrop to the races, including one of the Top 10 beaches in the world and smooth, flat roads perfect for biking and running.
The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco. The out and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all skill levels from competitive swimmers to recreational snorkelers. The gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner being the first swimmer to finish, defending his 2012 title with a time of 25:32. The first female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01. A young competitor, Ryan Knowles, managed to complete the swim in full clothing after forgetting her swimsuit, proving that determination and effort can overcome adversity.