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SWIMMING

With the completion of the swimming pool in 1986, serious swimming was introduced. Initially there were no awards of Colours and Lions. However by 1988, swimmers took part in Zonal and All-Island Competitions.  

 In 1990 Trinity entered the National Schools Games and outstation meets. Hence awarding of colours was initiated. 

In 1991, college was ready with strong swimmers to contest in the novices meet.   

Swimming became an integral part of education at Trinity. It was taught from an early age at kindergarten. A swimming period was allocated from grade 1 to 5 as part of the student's co-curricular activities.   

In the years to come, swimmers took part in various traditional meets and swimming and diving championships such as   

  • Commonwealth Games
  • South Asian Games
  • Asian Games
  • Asian Youth Games
  • National Short Course Swimming Championships
  • National Pentathlon Championships
  • National Sports Festivals
  • Novices Swimming Championships   

Age groups at present that take part in tournaments are as follows:

  • Under 11  
  • Under 13  
  • Under 15   
  • Under 17  
  • Under 18   
  • Under 19  

ACHIEVEMENTS

In the year 1991 A Wickramaratna established a new record at the Outstation School Championship.   

In 1999 H.T.A Perera and S.DE Silva were selected to represent the Sri Lankan team in International Tournaments.  

In 2005 following members were selected to the SAAF pool.  

  • H.B Hullugalla   
  • C.L.B. Wijeratne  
  • C.B.Wickremasinghe   
  • D.D.Dissanayake  
  • H.B Unamboowa  

Chetiya Wijeratne was awarded school colours, Sri Lanka Aquatic School Colours and was awarded Trinity Lion. He was rewarded with Central Province Colours as well. 

In 2008 and 2009 Heshan Bandara Unamboowa, Captain 2010, Lion, Olympian brought honour to Sri Lanka and Trinity College by winning a medal at the Asian School Swimming Championships for the 1st time in Sri Lanka history.  

He also captained the Sri Lankan Team. Further Heshan captained the Sri Lankan team at the 13th FINA World Championships in 2009 held in Rome, Italy and established two new National Records.  

 In the same year Heshan won the National Age Group Championship under 19, for the 10th consecutive year, establishing seven new National Age Group records.  

He won the Best Sportsman award for the year 2011, at the National School Colours Award Ceremony.   

S.K.A Hulangamuwa was awarded the Swimming Lion in 2010.   

Sineru Auwardt, Aishwarya Shiek, Travers Edussuriya and Migara Hulangamuwa won National Level Championships.  

T. E.Edussuriya and M.Hulangamuwa won National School Colours for the year 2011.  

In 2018 there were notable achievements at all Island levels. H.O.C.Hiripitiya, T.K.Karunathilake, M.Jayasinghe won the Central Province Colours.

 

SWIMMING NEWS

Read more +10 November 2022 By Website Editor in College, Sports, Sports News, Swimming

Junior School Inter-House Swimming Meet – 2022

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
Read more +04 November 2022 By Website Editor in College, Sports, Sports News, Swimming

Trinity Swimming Team excel at the National School Games 2022

The Trinity College Swimming Team has well and truly found its footing once again in the schools swimming arena. The team took part in the National School Games which was organized by the Ministry of Education and brought glory to College in the form of a number of medals. The meet was held from the
Read more +12 October 2022 By Website Editor in College, Sports, Sports News, Swimming

Kindergarten Swimming Meet in full flow after a long break

The Kindergarten swimming Meet was held on Friday 30th of September 2022. All the students were very enthusiastic from the beginning and they were able to show their best skills. The event started with a mind-blowing dance. The meet was special because it was the first swimming meet held after a long break caused by
Read more +12 October 2022 By Website Editor in College, Sports, Sports News, Swimming

Trinity swimmers emerge overall Champions at the Central Province National School Games Meet 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Trinity College Swimming Team emerged champions with 362 points at the Central Province National School Games Meet, held at Digana Sports Complex from the 10th and 11th of October 2022. Trinity became overall champions in the Under 14, 18 and 20 age categories and runners up in the
Read more +02 August 2022 By Website Editor in College, Sports, Sports News, Swimming

Captain of Trinity Swimming Team 2022

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mast. L.S.C. Samarasinghe as the Captain of the Trinity College Swimming Team for 2022. Trinity Family wishes Senuja and the Team all success. Principal
Read more +27 August 2020 By Website Admin in College, News, Sports, Swimming

Provincial Colours awarded to Trinity swimmers

Central Province Colours were awarded to three Swimmers from Trinity, A. I. S. Dikdeniya, V. I. Bogaswatte and T. K. Karunathilake for representing the provincial swimming team. They achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at the National Sports Festival in 2019, which was held at the Sugathadasa Swimming Stadium. Achievements A.I.S. Dikdeniya 200M breaststroke –

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