Forty-two tankers bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awards in their respective age groups in the 95th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – 9th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championships held at the Diliman College Swimming Pool in Quezon City.
Palarong Pambansa medalist Rio Lorenzo Malapitan and Charles Emmanuel Ticbaen shared the MOS award in the boys’ 12-year category while Juliana Louise Lirio led the winners in the girls’ division by topping the 14-year event.
Joining them in the Elite Class were Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy (9), Aldin Montablan (6-under), Justin Badion (7), Trump Chirstian Luistro and Czesk Emeril Valdez (8), Eirik Judiel Rivera (10), Luis Joaquin Ventura (11), Gregg Marasigan 13), Ferdinand Ian Trinidad (14) and Sean Terence Zamora (15-over) in boys; and Richelle Callera (6-under), Raehanna Gargullo (7), Janelle Blanch (8), Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (9), Angela Claire Torrico (10), Kyla Soguilon (11), Kyla Managuelod (12), Charize Juliana Esmero (13) and Carmenrose Matabuena (15-over) in girls.
In Motivational Class, the MOS winners were Jasper Benigla (6-under), Tyrone Somera (7), Samuel Villarin (8), Andrew Olandez Jr. (9), Vince Casil (10), Adrew Montiadora (11), Carlos Miguel Valdez (12), Jedediah Lorenzo (13), Marcus Roy Ama (14) and Maximus Roy Ama (15-over) in boys; and Samantha Gualdad (6-under), Jenn Sermonia (7), Louisse Ballesteros and Keisha Atorda (8), Amytha Abarintos (9), Abbhy Ilagan (11), Norielle Catalan (12), Yna Balagot (13), Mary Jude Sabine (14) and Crisha Kate Dimapilis (15-over) in girls.
There are 21 records were broken with four each coming from Esmero and Soguilon, three from Mojdeh, two from Rivera and Zamora, and one from Ticbaen, Matabuena, Ventura, Blanch, Isabel Baglic and Sabrina Solosa.
Aquaspeed Sailfish bagged the overall championship title with 773.50 points followed by Joey Andaya Seagulls Swim Team with 595 and San Pedro Swim Club with 511.
“It was another successful edition of our PSL National Series. Besides new records, a lot of swimmers registered personal best in their events and we’re happy that they’re improving from time to time,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Rounding up the Top 10 teams were Diliman Preparatory School (429.50), Cavite Sailfish (486), Elite Swimming Team (372.50), Susan Papa Swim Academy-Ridgeview (361.50), Amoranto Swimming Team (351.50), Marikina Aquabears (311) and Mad Barracudas Family (271).
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).