Joes, Visakha reign supreme in swimming | Daily News
43rd National Age Category Championship

Joes, Visakha reign supreme in swimming

St. Joseph’s College, Maradana reigned supreme for the seventh consecutive year in the boys’ championship and Visakha Vidyalaya retained the girls’ championship at the 43rd National Age Category Swimming Championship concluded at the Sugathadasa swimming complex.

The Josephians earned 552.5 points while Visakhians collected 333 points to win the titles.

Over 300 swimmers from sports clubs and schools participated this year.

Kandy Mahamaya College with 234.5 who won the girls championship several years ago finished in fourth place and Lyceum College, Wattala secured the girls’ second place with 307 points. Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya was placed third with 297.5 points and St Bridget’s Convent fifth obtaining 134 points.

Ananda College, Colombo (271 points) came second in the boys’ competition with Lyceum College,Nugegoda A taking third place with 173 points.

Royal College Colombo (136 points) came fourth and Asian International School was fifth place with 134 points.

Champion St. Joseph’s swimmers were trained under their head coach Ruwan Manawadu and e the girls’ champion Visakha Vidyalaya team was guided by their teacher in charge for swimming, Apsara Bandara under the instructions of their head coach Julian Bolling. 


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