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NYAC's Abromavage Seeded First in Swim Final

RYE, N.Y. -- Reese Abromavage opened her day by lowering her 25-yard freestyle seed time by three seconds Tuesday at the Westchester County Swim Conference six- and eight-year-old qualifier.

The six-year-old, swimming for New York Athletic Club, concluded by eclipsing her seed time in the six-and-under 25 backstroke by more than four seconds at Coveleigh Club. As a result, Abromavage earned the top seed in the backstroke and is seeded sixth in the freestyle for the Conference Championships Thursday at 11 a.m. at Westchester Country Club.

The top eight finishers in each age group advance to the finals, but only the eight-year-old division will count toward team scoring.

“I am very happy with how Reese swam in both the backstroke and freestyle,” said 12-year NYAC coach Kevin Carolan. “She has been at every practice, all summer, at 8 a.m. She has been consistent in all her workouts and is a determined young lady. It is nice to see Reese‘s hard work is paying off.”

Abromavage entered the backstroke heat with a time of 32 seconds. She shattered that, winning her heat with a time of 27.77 seconds, a full two seconds ahead of the runner-up.

“In the backstroke you always want the swimmer to go straight,” Carolan said. “Not only did Reese swim straight, she swam strong. She looked like she had that extra gear and went to it.”

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