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Killer Whale, Visakha set to bag titles

Kyle Abeysinghe (Killer Whale Aquatics Club)-Ganga Seneviratne (Visakha Vidyalaya)
Kyle Abeysinghe (Killer Whale Aquatics Club)-Ganga Seneviratne (Visakha Vidyalaya)

Killer Whale Aquatics Club are poised to retain their Senior Men’s National Swimming title with a landslide win while Visakha Vidyalaya look set to dethrone Mahamaya Kandy to take home the Women’s title at the conclusion of the 2018 Swimming Nationals that will end at the Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Pool Complex while four records were set on the third day yesterday.

Reigning champions Killer Whale Aquatics have a tally of 185 points in the Men’s division while Ananda College amassed only 103 and Gateway College 88 points.

In similar fashion, it was Visakha Vidyalaya who collected 197 points is ahead of Mahamaya College Kandy with 104 points. Lyceum International School Wattala has 77 points.

It was Killer Whale and Visakha in the driving seat from the start of the first day, dominating the Nationals in the senior division leading the points tally. Nalanda College and Lycuem Wattala are set to take the silverware in the Junior Nationals category. Nalanda topped the boys table with 132 points while St Joseph’s College with 96.50 points and St Peter’s College follow in second and third places so far.

In the Girls section, it was Lyceum International School Wattala on course to win the title while accumulating 130 points closely followed by Sirimavo Bandaranaike with 120 and St. Bridget’s Convent with 84 points.

Four new meet records were established on the fourth day of the tourney as Akithmi Wasalathanthri from Lyceum Wattala registered the first record in the junior category in the U15 100m backstroke clocking 1:12.64. The second record was set by Adithya Perera of De Mazenod College in the Boys U15 100 Backstroke clocking 1:04.11. Visakha Vidyalaya and Lyceum Wattala established new meet records in the senior group.

Relay teams from Visakha registered a new meet record in the 200m freestyle relay clocking 1:56.62 and improving on their their own record of 1:58.53 set in 2017.

Lyceum International School Wattala established a new record in the U15 girls 400 freestyle relay by clocking 4:35.13 and erasing the record set by the Visakhians in 2017 by clocking 4:38.26.