Julian Abaldo made a name for himself in the pool for the Camden Hills Regional High School and Penobscot Bay YMCA Sailfish swim teams and these days the Union resident continues to leave his impressive mark at the national level for Bowdoin College.

The 2016 CHRHS graduate competed as a member of four Bowdoin College relays in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in late March at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.

Thanks to his strong performances, Abaldo earned All-American honorable mention.

The Polar Bear junior raced as a leg of the 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay, as he earned All-America honorable mention in the first two events.

Abaldo, who holds a piece of two Bowdoin College relay records  — 1:22.61 in the 200 FR set in 2018 and 3:04.57 in the 400 FR set in 2017 — previously swam with the Windjammers, Sailfish and USA Swimming. In August, he is expected to swim his seventh Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight.

The history major swims sprint freestyle and butterfly for Bowdoin College.

Nine Polar Bears — five men and four women — qualified for NCAAs.

The Polar Bears left Greensboro with two top-20 teams. The women placed 12th with 112 points, as they nearly doubled their psych sheet projection of 59 points, while the men scored 38 points to finish 19th.

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