Nearly 300 swimmers take part in Easter Meet 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012, 15:36

Nearly three hundred swimmers hailing from 14 teams, five of which from Malta took part in the 19th edition of the International Age Group Swimming Meet held at the National Pool tal-Qroqq from the 12 to the 14th of April 2012. Three swimmers from Neptunes WPSC (Malta), namely Julian Harding (Group D); Amy Micallef and Neil Muscat (Group C) and Matthew Zammit (Group D) who currently studies in the UK and swims for Plymouth Leander, made their mark when they registered national age-group records in their respective categories.

Harding bettered the mark in the 200IM when he clocked 2.17.12 and erased John Tabone’s record of 2.17.65 set in 1997. Micallef also improved and swam the 200 breaststroke in 2.49.41 to remove another old record set by Victoria Degaetano also in 1997. Muscat bettered the marks in the 200 freestyle to 2.06.39 from 2.06.71 set by Mark Sammut in Berlin in December 2008 and in the 200 individual medley when he clocked 2.19.84 erasing Harding’s record set in December 2011. Zammit broke the 50 free record when he clocked 24.48 down from Andrew Chetcuti’s record of 24.83.

The participating Clubs came from England, Germany, Romania, France and Italy.

The International Meet at the National Pool was also used as the backdrop for the partial filming of the Italian Canale 5 series ‘Il Delfino’ starring Raoul Bova, himself a youth backstroke champion.

Meanwhile a selection of the National Swimming is currently in Slovakia to take part in the 50th International Swim Meeting which will be held between April 20 and 22, 2012. Swimmers Andrea Agius, Andrew Chetcuti and Edward Caruana Dingli are accompanied by National Coach Andy Colbourn.

 

Nearly three hundred swimmers hailing from 14 teams, five of which from Malta took part in the 19th edition of the International Age Group Swimming Meet held at the National Pool tal-Qroqq from the 12 to the 14th of April 2012. Three swimmers from Neptunes WPSC (Malta), namely Julian Harding (Group D); Amy Micallef and Neil Muscat (Group C) and Matthew Zammit (Group D) who currently studies in the UK and swims for Plymouth Leander, made their mark when they registered national age-group records in their respective categories.

 

Harding bettered the mark in the 200IM when he clocked 2.17.12 and erased John Tabone’s record of 2.17.65 set in 1997. Micallef also improved and swam the 200 breaststroke in 2.49.41 to remove another old record set by Victoria Degaetano also in 1997. Muscat bettered the marks in the 200 freestyle to 2.06.39 from 2.06.71 set by Mark Sammut in Berlin in December 2008 and in the 200 individual medley when he clocked 2.19.84 erasing Harding’s record set in December 2011. Zammit broke the 50 free record when he clocked 24.48 down from Andrew Chetcuti’s record of 24.83.

 

The participating Clubs came from England, Germany, Romania, France and Italy.

The International Meet at the National Pool was also used as the backdrop for the partial filming of the Italian Canale 5 series ‘Il Delfino’ starring Raoul Bova, himself a youth backstroke champion.

Meanwhile a selection of the National Swimming is currently in Slovakia to take part in the 50th International Swim Meeting which will be held between April 20 and 22, 2012. Swimmers Andrea Agius, Andrew Chetcuti and Edward Caruana Dingli are accompanied by National Coach Andy Colbourn.





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