Sasha Gatt on the podium for the 1500m Freestyle

During Day 1 of the Slovakia Swimming Cup 10 of the 23 swimmers achieved Personal Best times, some of them in multiple events.

The highlights of the day were however the two National Short Course Records which were achieved in the 1500m Freestyle events for both men and women.

In the Men 1500m Freestyle event Dylan Cachia swam a Short Course National Record time of 16:28.23. The previous time was held by John Hick with a time of 16:51.30 achieved in Sao Paolo in November 2019.

In the Women 1500m Freestyle event Sasha Gatt improved her previous record of 16:46.28 she had achieved in November of 2021 in Kazan by nearly 10 seconds when she swam the distance in a Short Course National Record time of 16:37.36. In doing this, she also improved on the National Record of the 800m Short Course with a split time of 8:48.35. The previous 800m Record of 8:52.04 was also held by Sasha since November 2021 when she had swum the event in Kazan.

Sasha’s performance meant that she also broke the Slovakia Swimming Cup Meet record for this event and won Gold Medal in the process.

The competition continues till Sunday.