Seventeen young tankers bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awards in their respective divisions in the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) 98th National Series Novice Visayas Swimming Meet being held at the Marzon Swimming Pool in Kalibo, Aklan.
Charlyn Arroyo of Poseidon Swim Club and Anton Juan Fernandez of Aklan Swimming Teamled the winners by earning four-gold medals each in the girls’ 14-year and boys’ 15-over, respectively.
Arroyo topped the 25m freestyle (20.93), 25m breaststroke (28.10), 25m butterfly (24.55) and 25m backstroke (26.78) while Fernandez dominated the 25m freestyle (25.15), 25m breaststroke (38.72), 25m butterfly (35.47) and 25m backstroke (26.51) in the tournament supported by The Manila Times.
Also winning MOS awards were Wisha Renee Azarcon of Capiz Turbo Shark (girls’ 6-under), Jozsef Calibjo of Metro Iloilo Poseidon (boys’ 6-under), Gabrielle Ann Marajucom of Poseidon Swim Club (girls’ 7-year) and Lance Magno of Aklan Swimming Team (boys’ 7-year).
The other MOS winners were Denise Barrio of Poseidon Swim Club (8), Therese Jhazmine Castronuevo of Metro Iloilo (9), Rosemary Elize of Capiz Turbo Shark (11), Stephani Marie Arceo of Poseidon Swim Club (12), and Louie May Espino and Alliah Miles Quimba of Poseidon Swim Club (13) in girls’ category; and Elyon Barrio of Poseidon Swim Club (9), Pricne Ralph Salazar of Metro Iloilo (10), James Gabriel Salazar of Metro Iloilo (11), Axel Tyron Miaral of Aklan Swimming Team (12) and Marty Castillon of Aklan Swimming Team (13) in boys’ class.
“We firmly believe that we have a lot of talented swimmers here in the Visayas Region. Our reigning Female Swimmer of the Year Kyla Soguilon is a product of Aklan Swimming Team. She’s doing well not only in Palarong Pambansa but in international level as well,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The competition resumes today with the Motivational Class as swimmers aim to qualify in international competitions including the SICC Swimming Championship in Singapore and Royal Bangkok Invitational Swimming Meet in Thailand.