The thundering roar of the immensely enthusiastic young fans and the fanatic parents came to a sudden halt. For a breathtaking second, the Trinity Swimming Complex was swept with a wave of silence. The whistle blew breaking the spell of silence as the swimmers leaped into the still blue waters.
The Inter-House Meet for the junior swimmers was held on the 13th of October in the presence of the Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Araliya Jayasundara OSB consisting of a wide range of events, the competition served a primary purpose of identifying youth talent while bolstering a culture of sportsmanship and friendly competition. The fierce rivalries of the five houses were on full display as the day began with the 33m backstroke.
Throughout the day many appealing events were held including the 33 1/3 m Freestyle, 33 1/3 m Butterfly, 33 1/3 m Breaststroke,100m Freestyle and the Individual Medley which were all well represented by young and promising sportsmen.
The meet also comprised traditional invitational relays for both boys’ and girls’ categories. Mahamaya Girls’ College and Dharmaraja College emerged champions in their respective events while Hillwood College and Kingswood College finished second.
The day came to a conclusion with the declaration of Campbell House as the champion house with 159 points to their name, in what was a close and thrilling battle.
The rest of the results are as follows
- 2nd Junior Boarding House – 158 points
- 3rd Carter Reds – 140 points
- 4th Carter Yellows – 96 points
- 5th Carter Blues – 82 points
The champion swimmers for each grade were as follows
- Grade 3 – Master M.N Nimsas (Boarding House)
- Grade 4 – Master W. Pradeepan (Boarding House)
- Grade 5 – Master S.C Goonathilake (Campbell House)
The youngsters unfettered by victory or defeat came together in celebration, satisfied by their performances today while aspiring towards greatness for tomorrow
Review by Master Parinda Ratnayake, Nimuthu Pathiraja and Senushka Ellepola
Event Photographed by the Trinity College Media Unit. (Photographer: Damrith Gamage and Shaluka Herath)