Two San Pedranos place in Free Style Swim Competition
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
On Sunday, July 6th the first ever, open-water, free-style swim competition was hosted in Belize City. Organized by Denise Diaz, a swim instructor with 10 years’ experience, the 350 meter swim and saw the participation of the country’s top swimmers. Taking first place was 15-year-old San Pedrano, Kian Ancona. In second place, and also from San Pedro was 34-year-old star athlete, Kent “Bob” Gabourel, while third place went to Leon Guild from Belize City.
The race is the first of three planned swim competitions that are intended to take place before the Annual Lionman’s Competition’s 0.9 mile swim. According to Diaz, “Belize has never been in the running for competitive swimming, but this may just be the start.”
The second race of the series will be held on Sunday, July 27th and will have a distance of 750 meters. “We look forward to the participation of not only those that consider themselves adept swimmers in our arena, but also persons that may wish to test the waters and their body to the distance,” said Diaz.
Organizers thank the Belize National Triathlon Association, the Belize Canoe Association, Krem FM, Fish and Tackle and Oltsil Day Spa for their support. For more information on the upcoming race or to register contact Denise Diaz at 621-6910.
The San Pedro Sun congratulates Kian, Kent, Leon and all the other participants on a great race, and best of luck to all athletes on the second race.
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