St. Joseph’s College along with Lyceum International School Wattala were adjudged Overall Team Champions at the 45th National Age Groups Swimming Championship, which concluded today (25th Aug) at the Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Complex.
After 4 days of exciting competition with over 3000 participants all gathered at the Sugathadasa waters, the reigning All Island School’s champions St. Joseph’s grabbed the Boys overall championship while Lyceum took home the Overall Girls Team Championship shield.
With a total of 83 points at the end of day 4 of the competition, St. Joseph’s pulled a 11-point win against rivals St. Peter’s College who finished second overall. The mighty ‘Killer Whales’ from the Killer Whale Aquatics finished third with 66 points while Ananda trailed in fourth place with 62.
Day 1 Results: 22 new records open up the National Age Groups
Lyceum International School Wattala managed a comfortable win in the end with a total aggregate of 111 points. Visakha Vidyala had to settle in for 2nd place with 73 points while Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya and Mahamaya Girls College Kandy tied in third place with 60 points each.
12 individual swimmers were awarded for their exceptional performances across the 4 days, swimming up new meet records and snatching multiple medals along the way.
Vandani Fernando and Mihith Ekneligoda were adjudged best swimmers in the Under 11 Girls and Boys categories respectively. Fernando of Kalutara Balika MV was able to collect a total of 15 points while Ekneligoda of Ananda College, also managed 15 points to his name.
Day 2 Results: Double records for Akalanka, Hiruki, Mihith & Dilanka
Buddima Samadi of Defence Services College grabbed the Girls Under 13 Individual award with 20 points. In the Boys category, Damiru Wickramathunga of Lyceum International School Wattala and Binura Talagala of Lyceum Int. Nugegoda tied for the Individual title with 20 points each.
Gateway College Dehiwala’s starchild Hiruki De Silva won the Girls U15 title with a total of 23 points to her name. Over in the Boys category, Vanuja Kannangara of St. Joseph’s and Chris Pavithra of St. Peter’s shared the limelight with 20 points each from their winnings.
Day 3 Results: Four records for Akalanka Peiris, 14 in total on Day 3
Daeva Rashmi performed impeccably over the 4 days, contributing 28 points Lyceum Int. Wattala’s winning total. While Rashmi took home a comfortable win in the Girls category, Alvin Arulmaran of Gateway College Colombo won the Boys sector with 20 points.
With no surprise, Sandu Savindhi took the Girls Under 20 title home with a 25-point contribution to her alma mater Visakha Vidyalaya. Sanali Nuhansa was 3 points short of a joint championship, ending up with 22 points to finish the meet.
Former Peterite and National record holder, Akalanka Peiris and Revan Senarathne of CIS tied for the Boys U20 Individual title with 25 points a-piece. Gateway’s Amrith Perera finished 2nd in close range with 23 points.
Day 3 Photos: National Age Group Swimming Championship 2019 – Day 03
20 & Over
Pawani Charithma Costa won the most senior event with a total aggregate of 27 points. Costa was representing the Horizon Campus Malabe at this years’ meet. National SC Record holder from Rainbow Aquatics, Dilanka Shehan scored a massive 33 points to win the 20 & Over Boys Individual title to wrap up this year’s proceedings.