The Vidudaya-Ritzbury Swimming Championship 2023 came to a successful conclusion recently. Organised and conducted by the Department of Physical Education, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and solely sponsored by Ritzbury, Sri Lanka’s number one chocolate brand of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL), the swimming championship was held at the Sri Jayewardenepura University Swimming Pool Complex. The championship showcased an extraordinary display of skill, sportsmanship, and exceptional performances from some of the country’s most promising swimmers.
St. Sebastian College swimmers exhibited their immense talent, earning them the Boys’ overall championship with an astounding 415 points. Their remarkable achievement was further highlighted by their triumph in the senior championship category. The Triton Aquatics’ Swimmers Club displayed their prowess as well, securing the second position with a commendable score of 337 points.
The Triton Aquatics swimmers clinched the Girls’ overall championship with an impressive tally of 329 points. Meanwhile, Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda secured the second place.
This year championship attracted over 1000 swimmers from over 300 schools and swimming sports clubs. Athletes came together through five age categories – Under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. The top three male and female Individual Winners were awarded with medals and certificates to recognize their hard work and all participants received participation certificates as well.
In addition to Swimming, Ritzbury is known as an active supporter of a wide range of sporting events in Sri Lanka including the Ritzbury Sir John Tarbet Athletics Championship, Ritzbury Junior National Squash Championship, Ritzbury Junior Rugby Carnival and the SLTA All Island School Kids Tennis Play Day. All these efforts are made by the much-loved confectionary brand, showcasing its commitment towards developing the skills of the nation’s youth through sports.