Weisenheimer Academy’s Marc Bryan Dula and Divine Word College of Calapan’s Rio Lorenzo Malapitan led the list of Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees in the 91st Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series-RPM Swim Meet held at the JJ Leido Jr. Sports Complex in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
Dula, who broke records in the prestigious Tokyo Winter Swimming Championship early this month, pocketed the top honors in the boys’ 9-year category while Malapitan, an Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge gold medalist, secured the MOS trophy in the boys’ 12-year event.
Also winning MOS awards were Trump Luistro (boys’ 7-year), Joey Del Rosario (boys’ 8-year), Booh De Leon (boys’ 10-year), Ruben White (boys’ 11-year), Dave Angelo Tiquia (boys’ 13-year), Aaron Zulueta (boys’ 14-year) and Lydon Herrera (boys’ 15-over).
Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranque (9-year) and Andrea Jheremy Pachecho of College of Saint Benilde (15-over) bannered the MOS winners in the girls’ division.
The other MOS were Joan Perlas (6-under), Rhodebel Gargullo (7), Heather White (8), Penelope Rago (10), Kyla Soguilon (11), Bernice Villa Del Rey (12), Sophia Joy Dilay (13) and Irish Nicole Ann Aceveda (14).
Oriental Mindoro Swim Team bagged the overall title by earning 1,098 points while Pinamalayan Swim Team wound up second with 533 points and host Raging Paddlers of Mindoro placed third with 519 points.
“We are thankful to the Raging Paddlers of Mindoro for letting us stage once again our National Series here in Calapan. It’s our way of sharing our knowledge and help them motivate to improve because we are not just talking about local competitions. We are looking for potential swimmers who will represent our country in international competitions,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
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).