July 31, 2013
On Saturday, July 6, AuSable Valley Central School held its first AuSable Valley Alumni Swimming Meet. This year marks the 40th anniversary of swimming at AVCS. There were 30 competitors at the meet ranging from the Class of 1977 to current swimmers through the Class of 2017, along with former coaches of the team in attendance and over 60 spectators. During the meet, two new pool records were set. Ben Ford (class of 2012) set the 100 Backstroke pool record of 58.83 seconds during the lead off leg of the 400 relay. Current head coach Andy Johnson (class of 1996) set the 50 Freestyle pool record of 22.34 seconds. Since this was the first alumni meet, all first place finishes establish the “meet records,” for all the events. Johnson said that overall, the meet was a huge success and all participants requested that they do this again, possibly every five years.