15 national records smashed at Coast Open swimming championship

Kenya's Akinyi Ogot competes in the 100m breaststroke during the past African Senior Swimming Championship. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: A total of 15 national records were smashed by proficient youthful swimmers at the Coast Open and Age Group swimming championship held at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa over the weekend.

Brilliant Emily Muteti of Mombasa Aquatic and dazzling Muhammad Bilal of Bandari Swim Club led in the damage by breaking and setting their own records.

Bilal posted 1.01.25 in 100m backstroke wiping his own record of 1.01.76 he set on October last year in the 14-15yrs and junior record competition.

He further shattered another record in the 200m backstroke registering 2.14.41 to erase the 2007 record previously held by Akshay Milan.

Elsewhere, Emily Muteti continued her dazzling by setting two new records in the All-comers 400m Individual Medley and 200m breastroke All Comers categories.

Muteti who race for the Mombasa Aquatic, registered a new time of 5.05.90 in 400m Individual Medley, before posting 2.14.16 in the 200m breast stroke breaking the previous records.