ABSC Swimmers participate in Open Water event

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On September 21st, six ABSC swimmers participated in the 1st Annual Eric Shanteau Swim For Your Life open water race.

Held at Lake Lanier Islands, the event was hosted by Olympians and USA national team members Kathleen Hersey, Allison Schmitt, Amanda Weir, Haley Anderson, Alyssa Anderson, Megan Romano, Aaron Peirsol, and Matt McLean

Participants were also treated to open water clinics, guest speakers, and live entertainment.  Since Shanteau is a cancer survivor himself, all proceeds from Swim For Your Life were earmarked for the programs and services of the Livestrong Foundation.

shanteau swimmersThough the largest contingent of ABSC swimmers came from our Masters Group (Craig Paige, Kari Pederson, Gayla Chalmers, Melinda Camus, and Tom Schmaltz), SuperPup Caleb Camus also participated, finishing the 5K open water course in a time of 1:43:35.  Complete results from the race are available on the Swim for your Life website.

ABSC swimmers of all ages who are interested in learning more about Open Water Swimming are encouraged to contact Melinda Camus.

Congratulations to all these Bulldogs for a great effort in support of a great cause!

ABSC Fall Term begins September 9th

ABSC’s Fall Term kicks off with our New Swimmer/Parent orientation session on Monday, September 9th.  The session for groups meeting at the YWCO (Underdogs and Gups) will begin at 4:30 pm; those who swim at UGA’s Ramsey Center (Pups, Superpups, Dawgs, and Seniors) will begin at 6:00 pm.

All returning swimmers will come back to practice on Tuesday the 10th (Superpups and Dawgs) or Wednesday the 11th (Underdogs, Gups, and Pups) respectively.

If you have any questions about the start of Fall Term, please email Coach Foggin.

ABSC and YWCO Offer After-School Swim Programs

ABSC announces restructured YWCO schedule (8/09/13)

ABSC is pleased to announce that its partnership with the Athens YWCO will continue with its after-school swim program at Barrow Elementary and a new schedule for the Gups and Underdogs groups.

This year’s after school programs will run on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and will be served by the YWCO bus. Gups and Underdogs will now now swim together on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 and 5:00 to 5:45 pm respectively. As was the case in the past, Gups are eligible to participate in competition with their teammates from the Ramsey Center groups.

Anyone interested in joining these groups should contact ABSC’s lead developmental coach, Kevin Taylor.


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