Prep School swimmer to represent Sri Lanka at the South Asian Games 2016

Kavindra Nugawela
Kavindra Nugawela

16 year old Kavindra Nugawela, a student of S Thomas' Preparatory School Kollupitiya has been selected to represent Sri Lanka in swimming at the South Asian Games 2016 which will be held in Guwahati, Assam, India from the 6th to the 16th February 2016. He is the youngest member of the 9 member Mens' National Swimming Team which will represent Sri Lanka at SAG. At the selection trial held from 27th to the 31st December 2015, he was selected for the 200M Back Stroke event. He is being coached by Mr Manoj Abeysinghe of Killer Whale Aquatic Club.

Kavindra represented the school at the 42nd Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Sports Association Swimming Championships 2015 in Boys Under 15 category and was placed 1st in 200M Back Stroke, 1st in 200M Free Style and 1st in 400M Free Style establishing a new Meet Record. Overall in Boys Under 15 category he was placed 2nd at this meet.

At the National Age Group Swimming Championships 2015 in Boys Under 17 category he was placed 1st in 200M Free Style, 2nd in 200M Back Stroke and 1st in 400M Free Style establishing a new Meet Record.
Kavindra represented the Killer Whale Aquatic Club at the National Aquatic Championships 2015 (Long Course) and was placed 2nd in 200M Free Style, 2nd in 200M Back Stroke and 2nd in 400M Free Style in open Mens category. At the same meet he was a member of the Killer Whale Aquatic Club Relay team which established new National Meet Records in 200M, 400M and 800M Free Style Relays.

He was selected to represent Sri Lanka at the Asian Age Group Meet held in Thailand in November 2015.

Posted on: 02-02-2016