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2017 Youth of the Year, Anthony Soares

Anthony Soares began his Club experience at seven years old at our Ionic Ave Clubhouse with a swim class taught by Aquatic Director, Ian Witt. Thirteen years later, Anthony is in his second year as captain of the Worcester Public High School Swim Team, a nationally-ranked athlete, and a certified lifeguard employed at the Club. When he’s not training or working, Anthony is a dedicated volunteer who teaches younger members how to swim. “Being a member at the Club has taught me to be a better person”, Anthony has said. 

When he was in the eighth grade, Anthony took the Boys Scouts’ oath and began working towards his Eagle Scout badge, a goal he hopes to accomplish this spring with the help of the Club. “I have planned out my Eagle project to help the aquatic department. The Club has inspired me to become a Scout to further my passion for helping others.” Anthony’s dedication to serving his community inspired his future career path. He plans to attend Springfield College this fall, majoring in Physical Therapy so he is able to help others. “This wonderful place has given me the resources to grow into an exceptional person.”