Hillview College continued its stranglehold as the dominant boy's school in swimming when it added the 2018 Tidal Wave Aquatics Secondary School Swim Meet title to its trophy cabinet. The meet which was held on Sunday at the National Aquatic Centre saw the "Spartans" complete a three-year dominance as it won every boys' swim meet title at every school swim meet since 2016.
Capturing the 2018 title win with 333 points was even more special as one its college debutants but national standout Giovanni Rivas established a new 9 - 10 age group 50m backstroke National record at the meet in a time of 32.74 seconds, erasing his old time of 32.86.
The Hillview College victory was buoyed by a strong performance in the non-competitive division where Adrian Downes and Jalen O'Brien were dominant forces in their respective age groups. National Athletes Gabriel Bynoe and Jae Hwa Lee Wing lent experience and vital competitive division points as they took the 1-2 in the 15 & O male division. Fatima College (227 pts) and Trinity College East (205 pts) rounded off the top three.
In the girl's division, Holy Name Convent won with 345.5 points, comfortably ahead of Bishop's Anstey East (205.5) and St. Joseph's Convent St. Joseph (127 points). The girls from Queen's Park East Port-of-Spain won this title for the fourth consecutive year. Holy Name Convent earned vital points from National athletes De Nicha Lewis and Ileana Bocage who won the 13-14 and 15 & Over girls competitive age groups respectively.
Elise-Marie Woodyear contributed vital points with her 3rd place overall finish in the 15 & over non-competitive division. Northgate College took the 2018 coeducational crown edging the 2017 champions Vessigny Secondary by four points. Tyla Ho A Shu gained valuable points for Northgate placing second in the 12 & under girls non-competitive category.