Local Swimmers Break 3 National Records Whilst Competing At The Slovakia Grand Prix


It looks like our local swimmers have kicked off the new month with a record-breaking weekend in their participation in the Slovakia Grand Prix, breaking three national records in three days!


Always proud to represent Malta abroad. Some days more than others, especially when the outcome of my performance…

Posted by Sasha Gatt on Monday, March 8, 2021


That’s right, three national records were broken in the three days in which the annual competition is held, which naturally abided by COVID-19 protocols and regulations to ensure everyone’s safety.



First off is Sasha Gatt, a fifteen-year-old, striving swimmer who set the national and age group record in the 800, and scored a remarkable time of 16:53:34 in the 1,500-metre freestyle.


This marks an improvement in her previous record by seven seconds, which Sasha set just a bit over two months ago in December. She finished second and won the silver medal.



Elsewhere, Thomas Wareing also beat a record he set for himself back in August of last year, with a time of 4:37:71 in the individual medley.



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Meanwhile, Maya Galea launched a new Age Group D record in the 200-metre race, whilst Michela Portelli established an Age Group C record with a time of 1:06:84 in the 100-metre butterfly, breaking an eight-year record from 2013.


Swimming: More records established at the Slovakia Grand Prix

The Maltese flag continued to fly proudly in Slovakia as…

Posted by Aquatic Sports Association of Malta on Saturday, March 6, 2021


Next up will be the Turkish Turkcell LCM Youth Open Age Nationals, where we hope to see these talented athletes absolutely crush it yet again!

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