As the Olympics gets underway, the swimming season for Abingdon Vale Swimming Club (AVSC) has only just finished, with the ASA Nationals in Sheffield Ponds Forge - the last UK swimming event of the season.
Max Bolcato (14) was competing for his first time at these Championships and had two tremendous swims in the 100m and 200m butterfly, making finals in both events. A personal best time of 1.02.72 in the 100m final meant he finished in 4th place overall.
His Nationals success rounds off a hugely successful season overall for AVSC, during which the club saw the largest number of swimmers ever competing at the ASA South East Regional Championships. AVSC brought home 10 medals with 12 year old Lottie James winning Gold in the 200 IM, 3 Silvers and 2 Bronze. Max Bolcato won 2 Silvers and a Bronze and Seb Rawes a Bronze in the 50 fly.
Head Coach Amanda Ford said 'I am so proud of all the swimmers, their hard work and dedication to training over the year has certainly paid off!'
About Abingdon Vale Swimming Club
Abingdon Vale, a Swim 21 accredited club, has been a competitive swimming club since 1993. As one of the most successful clubs in the County, we were crowned Sports Club of the Year and Coach of the Year in 2011. The club continues to build on this and is growing in numbers, being based out of Abingdon and Radley Pools. We now have more swimmers than ever before who are winning County and Regional medals and qualifying for the British and National Championships
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