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This Lil Girl From Mangalore Conquered National Swimming Event With Medals

A Twelve-year-old little girl from Mangalore Alyssa Sweedal Rego has won a gold and two silver medals in the individual swimming events at the 38th Sub Junior National Aquatic Championship held in Rajkot between June 24 and June 26.

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Ms Rego clinched gold in the 100-metre freestyle event in which she clocked 1:07.81 minutes. She won a silver medal each in the 50-metre butterfly and 200-metre freestyle events respectively. She was also part of the Karnataka team that secured bronze in the 4X50 medley relay event.

This is the second national event, that which Ms Rego has participated in. It was her performance in the individual and team events at the state-level swimming competition in Belagavi between May 26 and 29 that led to her selection for the national event in Rajkot.

Ms Rego is a Class 6 student from Ladyhill English Primary School, The young Ms Rego started swimming at the age of three, when she accompanied her brother Alaister Samuel Rego, a national-level swimmer, to the swimming pool. The two are being trained by Lokraj Vitla of We One Aqua Centre at the St. Aloysius Swimming Pool.

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