Although they were born and spent the first few years of their lives in Nassau, Albury and Lilly Higgs were lucky enough to live much of their childhood with their family on the quaint and beautiful island of Elbow Cay (Hope Town) in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas. They moved away for high school to pursue swimming and educational opportunities, but they still consider Hope Town home. Sadly most of Hope Town was disastrously affected by Hurricane Dorian on September 1, 2019.
Both Albury (University of South Carolina, class of '20) and Lilly (University of North Carolina, class of '22) are proud collegiate swimmers and are honored to represent the Bahamas National Swim Team internationally. While trying to think of the best way to assist the recovery of this place that holds so many childhood memories and is so dear to their hearts, naturally swimming was determined to be the best way to do this. They have enlisted their friends and teammates to help them by securing donation pledges for their special island.
Thank you all for supporting them in this attempt to give a little back for the rebuild of their beautiful island. Every little donation counts and is much appreciated! All funds raised will be filtered through Hope Town United, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rebuilding of the island and will be directed towards the places that Albury and Lilly enjoyed so much on the island...Hope Town Primary School, Jarrett Park and the Hope Town community pool to name a few. Thank you! ❤️
The Higgs Family