Excellent results by Maltese swimmers at Lyon International Swim Meet

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 11:47

On the second of the Lyon International Swim Meet where the National ASA Squad is participating, two breaststroke and one butterfly records were broken.

Andrea Agius broke the national record in the100m breaststroke when he improved on his own record of 1.09.22 and set a new timing of 1.08.60.

Daniel Galea then broke the Group D Age Group Record in the 100m breaststroke when in the morning session he clocked 1.10.53 to erase the record held by Andrea Agius of 1.10.62. The in the afternoon session, Galea continued to improve his own time in the 100m breaststroke and clocked 1.09.73.

The afternoon session ended on a very positive note when Nikki Muscat broke the Group D Age Group Record with a timing of 29.85 in the 50 Fly to improve the timing of 29.93 which she did on the first day of the Lyon meet.

On the third and last day of the Lyon International Swim Meet, there proved to be excitement for the Maltese swimmers as more excellent results were obtained.

In the morning session, there was double joy when in the 200m breaststroke, first Daniel Galea broke the national breaststroke record with a time of 2.34.81 and then Andrea Agius improved further on this record when he clocked 2.32.66 to hold on to the national record he previously held with a timing of 2.35.06.

Daniel Galea’s timing of 2.34.81 is now the new Age Group D record for the 200m breaststroke.

Later more drama was seen at the Lyon pool when Mark Sammut took part in a swim-off with the French swimmer Nicolas Brun of Triton Club Belleville after both finished their heat on a tie with a timing of 1.04.47. Mark Sammut won an exciting race with the support of the Maltese contingent and broke the 100m Age Group D backstroke record when he stopped the clock at 1.03.34.

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