13th Dec 2021
The Aquatic Sports Association of Malta hosted the third and final day of the National Swimming Championships at the National Swimming Pool in Tal-Qroqq in what were the best weather conditions for the three day event.
In today’s competition Caine Schembri continued to deliver respectable results having established another Age Group Record, this time in the 100m Breaststroke event where he clocked a time of 1:12.76. This time supersedes the time of 1:14.16, which he established in June 2021, in Gzira.
Sophia Allen also established an Age Group record in the 50m Butterfly event. Allen’s time of 31.93, beat the previous record of 32.21 established by Kristina Fino in 2013, in Germany.
Throughout the three day event, Age Group Records were established by Ella Fenech Attard (100m, 200m butterfly and 400m Medley), Matthew Satariano (50m freestyle, 100m butterfly) and Caine Schembri who also established records in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
Following the end of competition, Sliema ASC were declared winners of the National Swimming Championships Club Trophy. Sliema garnered a total of 964 points. The trophy was presented to Sliema team Captain Matthew Galea by ASA President Joe Caruana Curran.
“The National Championships bring to an end a successful season of competition. In spite of the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it, the ASA and the Clubs worked closely to ensure a safe racing environment to all. Thank you goes to all those involved.” commented ASA President Joe Caruana Curran at the close of the event.