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Council honors 10-year-old award-winning swimmer

March 19, 2018

City Council

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City Council

At just 10 years old, Azariah Mamousette is already an award winning and record breaking swimmer. Councilor Essaibi-George honored Mamousette, a member of the Dorchester YMCA swim team.

Mamousette began swimming when he was six months old and at the age of six joined the Learn-To-Swim program at the YMCA. After one session, his instructor Sabrina Chung recommended that he join the swim team under the guidance of Coach Jason Chung.

Coach Chung’s elite team of swimmers, including Mamousette, has been participating in New England’s highest level competitions, and this month four of the team’s swimmers will be heading to the National Zone’s competition in Rochester, New York.

Councilor Essaibi-George said, “Because of dedicated coaches and instructors like Sabrina and Jason, and organizations like the Dorchester YMCA, youth are being empowered to develop and strengthen their skills like Azariah has.”

This past December, Mamousette set a new record in New England on the 10 and under 50 free record, breaking the record set back in 1997. He then went on to break his own record two months later in February. Earlier this month Mamousette made history again by breaking two New England YMCA records at the championships in the 50 Backstroke and the 50 Freestyle.

The Council wishes Mamousette and his teammates the best of luck in their upcoming competitions.