Lyceum International School Gampaha claimed their first ever Junior National Championship at the Sri Lanka Short Course National Swimming Championship, concluding on Saturday at the Hillwood College Swimming Pool in Kandy.
Facing tough competition, Lyceum Gampaha outshone this year’s inter-international school winner, Lyceum Wattala, securing the top spot in the 19-team girls junior championship. Coached by Shehan Dias, the team amassed an impressive 218 points, surpassing the runners-up Anula Vidyalaya with 107 points and Killer Whale Aquatics in third place with 106 points.
The victory is particularly notable as it marks Lyceum Gampaha’s first time clinching the title, showcasing their superior effort on the big stage of Nationals. The team’s performance placed them ahead of host Hillwood College at fourth, the visiting Maldives Swimming Association Team at fifth, and Mahamaya Girls College at sixth.
Star swimmer Shenushi Vihanga, though facing tough competition, shone for her exceptional skills. She secured the runner-up position with 23 points in the Best Junior Swimmer category, conceding to Vandani Fernando of Killer Whale Aquatics, who took the title with 25 points.
Lyceum Gampaha’s triumph in the Junior National Championship not only reflects the individual excellence of their swimmers but also highlights the effective coaching by Shehan Dias and the collective effort of the team, making their victory a memorable achievement in this year’s Short Course National Swimming Championship.
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