More records tumble at National Swimming Championships

Monday, July 4, 2011, 10:41

Swimmers from IASIS, Neptunes, San Giljan, Sirens, Sliema, and SW Elite Clubs participated in the ASA National Swimming Championships held at the National Pool Tal-Qroqq between the 1 and 3 July 2011.

The following national and age-group records were registered:

New National Records

1. Neptunes Swimmer Nicola Muscat improved on her previous timing of 31.90 when she recorded 31.74 in the 50m backstroke. She also clocked 29.26 in the 50m fly to better her own previous record.

2. Neptunes Men Relay Team made up of Matthew Zammit, Mark Sammut, Edward Caruana Dingli and Andrew Chetcuti achieved a new national record in the 4 x 50m freestyle when they stopped the clock in 1.38.83.

3. Neptunes Men Relay Team made us of Mark Sammut, Andrea M Agius, Andrew Chetcuti and Edward Caruana Dingli achieved a new national record in the 4 x 50m medley whey they clocked 1.81.81.

New Age Group Records

Age Group A – SW Elite swimmer Francesca Falzon clocked 32.82 in the 50m free.

Age Group B – Neptunes swimmer Neil Muscat clocked 28.03 in the 50m free and 31.65 to better his own previous record in the 50m back.

Age Group C – Sliema swimmer Matthew Galea clocked 30.28 in the 50m backstroke in the first leg of the 4 x50m medley race with the Sliema team.

Age Group C – Neptunes swimmer Julian Harding clocked 2.23.00 to better his own previous record in the 200 IM.

All the swimmers who broke records together with their coaches

Presentation of medals/memento

Neil Agius and Talisa Pace

During these championships, medals were presented by the Hon.Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport Mr Clyde Puli, Mr Chris Agius PL Spokesman for Sports, Mr Joe Caruana Curran ASA President and Mr Mark Galea ASA Vice-President and Chairman of the ASA Technical Swimming Committee.

In the last session held in the afternoon of today Sunday 3 July, the following records were achieved:
 
a. National Record -  Neptunes swimmer Nicola Muscat clocked 29.26 in the 50m fly to better her own previous record.
 
b. Age Group B Record – Neptunes swimmer Neil Muscat clocked 31.65 to better his own previous  Age Group B record in the 50m back.
 
c.Age Group C Record – Neptunes swimmer Julian Harding clocked 2.23.00 to better his own previous Age Group C record in the 200m IM.

The Hon Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport Mr Clyde Puli also presented mementos to Neil Agius and Talisa Pace in appreciation of their contribution to the ASA National Swimming team as both decided to stop participating in swimming competitions after a number of years in this sport.





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