Joes make it 17 in a row while Visakha goes back-to-back

The 47th Annual Sri Lanka Schools All Island Age Group Aquatic Championships 2022

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The 47th Annual Sri Lanka Schools All Island Age Group Aquatic Championships 2022

The boys from Darley Road, St. Joseph’s College, once again asserted their dominance in the Schools Swimming arena for the 17th consecutive time, winning the Sri Lanka Schools All Island Age Group Aquatic Championships with 613 points.

The “swim as one” team attitude of the Visakhians saw them secure their 2nd consecutive win in this championship with 475 total points. This win marks the 8th title earned by Visakha Vidyalaya.

Joes Swimming is headed Ruwan Manawadu while Team Visakha is guided by Head Coach Shehaan Dias.

The champions of Inter-Internationals, Lyceum International School – Wattala, won the battle between Lyceums for the mixed school championships with 451.50 points. They are coached by Imran Mohamed.

St. Peter’s College with 402 points, Ladies College with 301.50 points, and Lyceum Nugegoda finished as runners-up in the boys’, girls’ and mixed categories, respectively.

The following swimmers won the Swimming Individual Age Group Championships,

Under 14

  • Girls – P.R. Fernando from Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya
  • Boys – M.M. Ekneligoda from Ananda College

Under 16

  • Girls – Jessie Senevirathne from Holy Family Convent
  • Boys – Adeetha Siriwardena from Wesley College

Under 18

  • Girls – Hiruki De Silva from Gateway College Colombo
  • Boys – Chris Pavithra from St. Peter’s College

Under 20

  • Girls – Ganga Senevirathne from Visakha Vidyalaya
  • Boys – K. G. Silva from Ananda College

The Age Group Team Champions are as follows,

Under 10

  • Girls – Mahamaya College
  • Boys – Lyceum International School Nugegoda

Under 12

  • Girls – Visakha Vidyalaya
  • Boys – St. Peter’s College

Under 14

  • Girls – Lyceum International School Gampaha
  • Boys – St. Joseph’s College

Under 16

  • Girls – Holy Family Convent
  • Boys – St. Joseph’s College

Under 18

  • Girls – Ladies College
  • Boys – Ananda College

Under 20

  • Girls – Visakha Vidyalaya
  • Boys – Royal College

The Junior and Senior titles are as follows,

Junior

  • Girls – Visakha Vidyalaya
  • Boys – St. Joseph’s College

Senior

  • Girls – Visakha Vidyalaya
  • Boys – St. Joseph’s College

Additionally, Royal College and Bishop’s College divers were crowned the overall diving champions at the 47th Annual Sri Lanka Schools All Island Age Group Aquatic Championships 2022. Royal College finished with 244 points while Bishop’s College claimed 175 points.

The following divers won the individual age group diving championships,

Under 14

  • Girls – Vinudi Kankanamge from Visakha Vidyalaya
  • Boys – Mikhail Jayaweera from Royal College

Under 16

  • Girls – Sineli Weerakoon from Bishop’s College
  • Boys – Seniru Rodrigo from Royal College

Under 18

  • Girls – Kithmi Marambe from Bishop’s College
  • Boys – Venuka Kankanamge from Royal College

Under 20

  • Girls – Senuri Wettasinghe from St. Bridget’s Convent
  • Boys – Matheesha Marambe from Royal College

Next in line for the aquatic year 2022 is the National and Junior National Short Course Swimming Championships 2022 from 26th- 30th December 2022 at Isipathana College Swimming Pool Complex.