A Plymouth Meeting teenager, Andrew Abruzzo, spent his summer training with legendary swim coach Dick Shoulberg at Mermaid Lake and swimming for the Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatic Club. Shoulberg offers a swim camp at Mermaid Lake.
Abruzzo is currently competing in the 2017 FINA World Juniors and just won the 400m freestyle competition with a time of 3:49.19. Abruzzo beat Balazs Hollo of Hungary by .78 and fellow American Troy Freeman.
In October he is traveling to competitions in Singapore and Toyko and in two years will move to the Olympic trails. Abruzzo is a student at Germantown Academy.
Below is a interview Abruzzo did with 6ABC’s Jamie Apody earlier in the year: