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Island Boys Hold Successful Swimming Summer Camp

Two young active San Pedranos got together and with the help of friends and family members organized a summer swimming camp for children between the ages of 9 and 12. The camp was mostly intended to teach children how to swim in open water relays and how to prepare and train for such events.

The camp ran for a week from Monday, July 2 to Saturday, July 7, 2012 and was held at the beach front of the San Pedro Holiday Hotel. Eric Donis and Joe Melgar, with the help of their friends Gian Rivero, Javier Williams, Megan Longsworth and Christopher Melgar, hosted a group of 30 children and had them swimming and having fun.

At the end of the week’s event the children were divided into three different age groups and male and female teams which competed in a friendly swim race. Below are the results of the friendly race:

Boys – (9 year olds)
1st Place – Christopher Acosta
2nd Place – Ethan Bardalez

Boys – (10 year olds)
1st Place – Darian Sanchez
2nd Place – Yahir Sandoval

Boys – (11 year olds)
1st Place – D’Andre Rivero
2nd Place – Axel Canul
3rd Place – Michael Castillo

Girls –

1st Place – Kaylie Kumul
2nd Place – Jucely Badillo
3rd Place – Mariel Calderon

Organizers of the event would like to thank the children who participated in the camp, parents of the children and the following sponsors who helped make this event possible.

Ambergris Today, Ceasar Rivero, Amigos del Mar, Ecologic Divers, Polo’s Golf Cart Rental, Milo’s, Southwind Properties, Blue Water Grill & Paradise Management, Minister Manuel Heredia, Reef Radio, San Pedro Sun, Lighthouse Christian Radio, Holiday Hotel, Ambergris Divers, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Flor Nuñez, Lourdes Store and The San Pedro Town Council (Main Sponsor).

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