A rivalry that stretches for decades, across countless sports, is the tale of the Roy-Tho. This time around, Royal College and S. Thomas’ College found their way to the Sugathadasa pool to kick off an annual Aquatic Championship in historic fashion.

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The inaugural meet was proudly sponsored by the Royal College Old Boys Association of North America and featured age groups from under 9 to under 19 in Freestyle and Medley Relay formats.

Royal College, under the captaincy of Savinda Dissanayake walked away with victories left, right and center from majority of the events, which enabled his team to lift the Commander A. C Dassenaike Trophy and Creon Corea Trophy, winning both the Junior and Senior Championships.

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Of the 8 total events that took place, Royal College took home 7 first place finishes, leaving S. Thomas’ the single thrill of the U19 4x100m Medley relay. Royal College claimed the U9 4x50m Medley relay, U9 4x50m Free, U11 4x50m Free, U11 4x50m Medley, U13 4x50m Medley, U15 4x100m Free and the U17 4x100m Freestyle relays.

Royal College scored a whopping 204 points in the junior team standings, ousting the Thomians by a 66-point gap, claiming the Commander A.C Dassenaike Trophy. Royal’s winnings didn’t stop there as they went on to beat the 159 points put together by S. Thomas’ by scoring 183 to take home the Creon Corea Trophy.

The Thomians showed class in the Old Boys Freestyle relay beating the Royal ‘A’ team, clocking 1:51.73min as opposed to 1:54.92min put up by the Royalists.

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