The Diliman Preparatory Swimming Team bagged the overall championship title of the 79th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series dubbed as the Sen. Nikki Coseteng Swim Championship held at the Diliman College Swimming Pool in Quezon City.
Four DPS tankers were also named Most Outstanding Swimmers in their respective age-groups. They are Indian Ocean All Star Challenge veterans Christian Paul Cusing and Stephen Guzman, and Mikayla Guzman and Lee Grant Cabral.
“The DPS Swimming varsity of senator Nikki Coseteng is making a big step this year. Senator Coseteng is making a big moved for swimming varsity team and PSL is in support of it. DPS are giving privileged to its athletes by giving subsidy to the international competition and offered scholarships. That is a great moved by the good senator,” PSL President Susan Papa said.
“It can be remembered that Coseteng openly supports PSL, the national sports association for swimming under FESSAP affiliated to Federation International Sports University. Coseteng together with PSL sent Rensy Bajar, the Athletic Director of DPS and coach Ava Dimalanta to the just-concluded World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea,” added Papa.
The Joey Andaya Swimming Team placed second while the Marikina Aquabears Swim Team secured the third-place trophy.
“There is purpose and reason for that. We want them to know that there is such big competition waiting for our students from elementary to high school to college. We will not deprive to compete and goal and dream that they can pursue with DPS,” stressed Coseteng.
“We agree on the mission and vision of PSL in democratizing swimming and bringing back swimming to the winning stage again. PSL has been praying for every swimmers, coaches parents to open their eyes that they don’t see,” she added.
Ten members of the DPS swim team will compete in the 2015 Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship scheduled on July 30 to August 4.
The 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).