No less than 18 Sliema ASC swimmers participated in the Annual International Christmas Meet held in Berlin between the 19th and 21st of December.
The team was headed by Team Manager for the trip, Mario Cachia and led by Sliema Top-Team Coach, Cikka Paolella.
Mr Cachia was very pleased with the outcome. He was particularly happy with the results achieved and reserved special praise for the club’s coaches.
‘It is of great satisfaction for the club to have been able to take such a healthy number of swimmers to participate in this very popular overseas competition. It has been very rewarding for our swimmers following months of hard training. The boys and girls have responded very well to the training regime adopted by Coach Cikka and all our coaches.
'They have trained, bonded well and the results are there for all to see. It’s been a great fun experience while our swimmers also managed to register several personal records. The so many happy faces in the end said it all.’
The team also managed to get a taste of the Berlin Christmas Markets and returned to a heroes’ welcome from family and friends at the Malta International Airport on Monday.
All athletes will be having a break from training over the Christmas period before returning to the pool in January.
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