Twenty-one tankers bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer awards in the Motivational Division of the 96th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series Novice and Motivational Meet held at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.
Camp Aguinaldo Streamline’s Raniel Bautista and Paula Carmela Cusing of Diliman Preparatory School spearheaded the list of MOS winners after sweeping all their five events in the tournament supported by The Manila Times.
Bautista topped the 100m Individual Medley, 50m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke to win the boys’ 6-under MOS award while Cusing reigned supreme in the 100m Individual Medley, 50m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke to pocket the girls’ 13-year MOS trophy.
Claiming MOS in the girls’ class were Richelle Anne Raine Callera of Butterfly of Novaliches (6-under), Marielle Montenegro of College of the Immaculate Concepcion (9), Sophia Manalang of Nueva Vizcaya (12), Marie Andrea Hugo of Mad Barracudas (14), Aklan Swimming Team tankers Joanna Amor Cervas (10) and Marla Reina Nazareta (11), and Cavite Sailfish bets Chelsea Denise Pastolero (7), Nicole Camacho (8) and Aubrey Ybanez (15-over).
The other MOS awardees in the boys’ category were Master Charles Janda of St. Francis Catholic School (7), Sean Benjamin Gonzales of SPSA-Paranaque (9), Karl Kervee Pastoril of Diliman Preparatory School (11), Gabriel Angelo Reyes of Cavite Sailfish (13), Navotas Swim Team’s Ezekiel Oliveros (8), Renz Kenneth Santos (10) and Christian Kyle Santos (14), and Roger Dante Giron of Mad Barracudas (15-over).
Malabon Swim Club swimmers Mark Joseph Viernes and Anthony Gallardo shared the MOS award in the 12-year event.
“We are happy with the outcome of this competition. So much talent we have. We just need to guide them towards achieving excellence. Our grassroots program will continue as we aim to discover and develop young talents,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Cavite Sailfish took home the overall championship trophy after earning 968 points while MCU-R3 settled for second with 512.5 points and Mabalacat City Flying Barracudas wound up third with 391.50 points.
Mad Barracudas placed fourth with 366 and Malabon Swim Club landed fifth with 342.
Rounding up the Top 10 are Navotas Swim Team (320), Diliman Preparatory School (297), Elite Swimming Team (274), Camp Aguinaldo Streamline (260) and San Pedro Swim Club (256).
PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).