Local swimmer Abi Alexander, secured 2 remarkable victories at the pool earlier this month.

With sheer determination and incredible skill, Alexander soared to the top of the podium in both the 50-meter Back and 100-meter Individual Medley (IM) events. 

"Abi has been putting in the work in practice for sure. So her wins at a swim meet were very exciting. Especially one of them was a tie for first, which is very rare in terms of swimming," explained competitive swim coach, Jessica Williams-Kathol.

Williams-Kathol said that Alexander downplays the work that she puts in. 

"She swam faster than she thought she would and she was like, wow. I knew deep down she could do it. She is always putting in the work. She shows up consistently to practice, it's always exciting to watch."

According to Williams-Kathol, Alexander did well this year. 

"In March, we have provincial championship provincial trials and then also provincial champs. And last year, Abi didn't qualify. But this year she did, and she got her qualifications way back in October."

From here Alexander is transitioning into the long course season, that's 50 meters.

"We have some time goals for her now and it's just about trying to still put the work in and practice to get herself faster to perform well on race day."

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