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Ave Angels Swim Club Back in Ave Maria

Tswim-350he Ave Angels Swim Club has resumed teaching swimming and practicing for meets in the Ave Maria water park pool after spending the winter at facilities in Immokalee because of business issues with the Ave Maria Master Association.

The swim club started in September, 2013, using the water park but stopped its activities in Ave Maria a year later when, according to organizer David Leung, the fees charged for using the water park were unaffordable.

"But we always wanted to be back in Ave Maria," Mr. Leung said, and after he and several parents of many of the swim club's members attended a Master Association Amenities Committee meeting earlier this year an agreement was worked out for the club to return to Ave Maria.

The swim team, which competes in about six meets a year, still practices two days a week in Immokalee because the Ave Maria water park does not have essential equipment for competitive training, such as starting blocks and backstroke flags.

Mr. Leung said the Master Association has agreed to help share the costs of the equipment, which will run to several thousands of dollars. The team will begin an independent effort to raise money for the equipment as well.

More information about the swim club is on their website, available by clicking here.


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