The 9th age group swimming meeting organised by the ASA was held on Saturday 3rd November. The weather was perfect for a meet which featured a record number of 275 swimmers. A big well done goes to all clubs who are putting all their effort to promote swimming and this seems to be working as the number of swimmers in the last years increased exponentially.
Our club was represented by 36 swimmers which in total took part in 103 races. 5 Sliema swimmers made their competitive debut and their performance reflected their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and improve. Eight local clubs took part:
Ispire swimming club;
SW Elite; and
VIS Swim Club.
Two foreign clubs who were in Malta for a training camp also took part:
Cooper Swim Club; and
Habs Swim Club.
Besides a good number of personal bests, our swimmers managed to make it 31 times on the podium. In fact, we had 11 Gold finishes, 9 Silvers and 11 Bronze finishes.
The next Time trial will be held on Saturday 24th November.
The following are the Sliema Swimmers who took part in the races:
Vella Jean Paul,