July 18, 2018

Amanda Abbott Trounces Competition

Posted by Shazzywaz

Amanda Abbott, trounced the competition in the 8th Annual Race for the Conch Eco-Sea Swim on beautiful Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos Islands on July 1, 2017. Race for the Conch is an all ages open water event designed to promote the sport of swimming and develop awareness of the ecosystem and reefs in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Amanda, an 11 year-old Rehoboth resident and 6th grader at St. Mary Academy Bay View, returned this year to compete for the third time in the ½ mile event, facing tough competition, to triumph taking 1st place overall in both the Men’s and Women’s Divisions, with a time of 7:52.3, a full 22.7 seconds ahead of the next finishing competitor. Amanda earned a beautiful conch shell trophy made by local island artists. When interviewed by the local television news station, PTV8, Amanda stated “It was fun. I could have gone a little bit faster I think, but I did good.”


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