Twenty tankers bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awards in their respective divisions in the 94th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – 3rd Cong. Ted Haresco Jr. Swimming Cup and Open Water Competition held in Malay, Aklan.
Reigning Swimmers of the Year Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas (boys’ 15-over) and Kyla Soguilon of Sun Yat Sen School-Kalibo (girls’ 11-year) led the MOS winners along with Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque (girls’ 9-year) and Estelle Margaret Mendez of Makati Doplhin (girls’ 7-year).
Also winning MOS were Behrouz Mohammad Mojdeh (boys’ 6-under), Richelle Anne Raine Callera (girls’ 6-under), Janelle Blanch (girls’ 8-year), Trump Christian Luistro (boys’ 7-year), Alyssa Jizmundo (girls’ 10-year) and Michael Gabriel Lozada (boys’ 9-year).
The other awardees were Jennuel Booh De Leon (boys’ 10-year), Luis Joaquin Ventura (boys’ 11-year), Lucio Cuyong 2nd (boys’ 12-year), Timothy Luke Bernal (boys’ 13-year), Thim Concon (boys’ 14-year), Lyssa Marie Enero (girls’ 12-year), Atila Pia Isabela Loy (girls’ 13-year), Riandrea Chico (girls’ 14-year) and Alic Deniel Dela Cruz (girls’ 15-over).
Five new records were established in this edition with Lozada nailing three marks – 200m Individual Medley, 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke – and Soguilon notching two – 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.
Host Aklan Swimming Team took the overall championship crown with 961 points followed by Capiz Turbo Shark Swim Club (369) and Diliman Preparatory School (303), which settled for second and third, respectively.
Completing the Top 10 were Poseidon Swim Club (277), Metro Iloilo Poseidon (236), Marikina Aquabears (171), Panaad Swim Team (158), Susan Papa Swim Academy (105), Blue Waves Splasher Swim Team (100) and St. Fracis Catholic School of Bataan (94).
“It was another successful edition of our PSL National Series and we are thankful to the local government unit of Aklan led by Cong. Haresco and to the Aklan Swimming Team of Kokoy Soguilon. We are looking forward to stage more competitions here in Aklan as we firmly believe that it has a lot of talented swimmers,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
After the Aklan competition, PSL shifts its sights on the 2016 Stingray Swimming Championship scheduled next month in Hong Kong.
More than 20 swimmers comprised the PSL delegation with Zamora, Mojdeh and Soguilon spearheading the country’s campaign along with Philippine junior record holder and Palarong Pambansa gold medalist Jerard Dominc Jacinto of University of the East and Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy.