The event saw 25 competitors take on a five kilometer course with 16 swimmers completing the race solo and nine others participating in relay teams.
Ten swimmers from the Abaco Swim Club travelled to Nassau on January 27-28 for the Barracuda Leno Corporate Services Invitational. The team of Addison Albury, Victoria Albury, Silas Albury, Emily Sims, Noah Albury, Brayden Dam, Paxton Albury, Kiana Hicks, Roman Pinder and Dakota Sawyer swam a combination of sprint and distance events.
On July 15-16, a swimming camp was held by Local Government from the Sandy Point Township, led by Mancer Roberts, who is involved in the Abaco Swimming Club, and his two sons and daughter.
Approximately twenty Government Officials, among them the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, who is also the Minister of Works, and the Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture, the Hon. Daniel Johnson, arrived on Abaco from Nassau the morning of September 16.
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.
The Bahamian National Swim Team, which included three young Abaco swimmers, fell just short of gold at the 31st CARIFTA Aquatics Championships held in Martinique. That is not to say there were not stellar performances across the board as the National Team surged to a Silver medal – in no small part thanks to Abaco swimmers Miller Albury, Brayden Dam and Roman Pinder.
In the spirit of gratitude the Abaco Swim Club presented a check for five hundred dollars to the Abaco Cancer Society from funds that the Club has raised through retail sales, fees from the Open water Swim and other activities
The Abaco Swim Club had a team of eight swimmers travel to Nassau, January 29-30. Participating in the Leno Corporate Services Barracuda invitational swim meet were Makayla Roberts, Jewel Pinder, Katie Sands, Roman Pinder, Brayden Dam, Erica Roberts, Serena Newton & Victoria Albury.
Reaching for success with every stroke, 11-year-old Serena Newton from Man-O-War Cay battled her way through an Olympic-sized talent pool to victory.
The Abaco Swim Club travelled to the Royal Bank of Canada / Bahamas Swimming Federation’s National Swimming Championships with their largest team yet who competed and earned a total of 33 medals and finished in fifth place out of twelve swim clubs.