In the 28th Inter-International Schools Swimming Championship at Sugathadasa Stadium Swimming Pool on Saturday, Lyceum International School Wattala secured the championship for the 10th consecutive time.
Led by captains Yonal de Silva and Sehanya Jayasinghe, the team bagged an impressive total of 29 gold medals, 30 silver medals, and 18 bronze medals, making it a remarkable tally of 77 medals over the two-day event.
Outshining their competitors, Lyceum Ratnapura secured the runner-up position with a commendable performance, gathering 15 gold medals, 15 silver medals, and six bronze medals, totaling 36 medals. Meanwhile, Lyceum Nugegoda branch secured the third place with 13 gold medals, 11 silver medals, and nine bronze medals, reaching a total of 33 medals across various categories.
Competing in five age groups for both boys and girls (Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, and Under-20), Lyceum dominated by claiming three age group championship titles out of the available 10. Notably, they secured the Under-12 Boys and Girls Championships and the Under-14 Girls Championship.
Jehan Warnasinghe exhibited a stellar performance in the Under-12 Boys category, winning three gold medals in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, and 50m Backstroke, contributing significantly to their championship title in that category.
In the same age group, Inuki Muthuhetti showcased dominance in the girls’ category, securing three gold medals in 200m IM, 50m Breaststroke, and 50m Backstroke, further solidifying Lyceum’s grip on the Under-12 age group championships.
Moving to the Under-14 age category, Dilushi Dilshara emerged as the champion, securing two gold medals and one silver medal. Dilshara claimed gold in 200m IM and 100m Breaststroke, along with a silver medal in 50m Breaststroke. The impressive performance across various age groups reaffirms Lyceum International School Wattala’s position as a powerhouse in swimming competitions.
The success of Lyceum International School Wattala in the 28th Inter-International School Swimming Championship is attributed not only to the exceptional performance of the athletes but also to the dedicated coaching staff guiding them. Led by ace swimming coach Jullian Bolling, the coaching team includes Head Coach Mohamed Imran, along with Assistant Coaches Pradeep Sanjeewa Perera, Hazni Hamed, and Badarage Kulaweera.