The Trinity College Swimming Team has set a new record scoring over 1000 points at the 2012 seventh annual Age Group and Novices Swimming Championship organized by the Central Province Aquatic Sports Association.
They emerged victorious in the tournament, displaying their supremacy over all the other participated schools. The event took place at the Peradeniya University Swimming Pool at Kandy.
This was the seventh consecutive time they emerged as champions in this event, with this year being their best performance to date. Scoring a spectacular total of 1,035 points and making it the first time a team had ever reached the 1000 point milestone in the tournament, Trinity managed to obtain four out of the five age group championships, missing out only on the Over 16 age group. They also emerged champions in the Overall Novices category.
Senior Trinity College Swimming Team – 2011
The scores and results of the Age Group and Novices Swimming Championship:
Age Group Championships – Boys
Under 10: V. Thillakaratne (Trinity College)
Under 12: E. Wijeratne (Trinity College)
Under 14: S.M.B. Senanayake (Trinity College)
Under 16: M. Hulangamuwa (Trinity College)
Over 16: T. Abeysinghe (Kingswood College)
Novices Championships – Boys
Under 10: S. Sirimanne (Trinity College) and Danuka Harankahwalage (Gateway College)
Under 12: S.P. Wijesinghe (Trinity College)
Under 14: Midhya Jayasinghe (Trinity College)
Over 14: V.W. Wimalasiri (Gangasiri Swimming Club, Gampola)
Overall Novices Championships – Boys
1. Trinity College – 252 points
2.Kingswood College – 171 points
3.Dharmaraja College – 132 points
4.St. Anthony’s College – 105 points
5.Gangasiri Aquatic Club – 72 points
Age Group Overall Champions – Boys
1.Trinity College – 1,035 points
2.Kingswood College – 291 points
3. Colombo International School – 210 points
4.Dharmaraja College – 99 points
5.St. Anthony’s College – 93 points
Even though the prominent swimmer of Trinity and captain of the Sri Lankan swimming team Heshan Unamboowe was absent from the competition because of his training sessions underway in Australia, the Trinity swimmers didn’t miss out on the opportunity to prove their dominance in the national swimming arena.
2011 was a spectacular year in sports for Trinity, and the trend seems to continue in 2012 as well. Congratulations on a splendid dominating display of teamwork and talent, keep up the great work.
Article Written By Tharindu Weerasooriya and Yashwanth Dahanayake
Sources: Sunday Observer, Sunday Leader and Sunday Times
Published 5 years ago