Promising tankers Behrouz Mohammad Mojdeh and Recz Edward Agustin grabbed the spotlight by winning the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awards in the Motivational Category of the 88th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – Inter-School/Inter-Club Motivational Yearender Swimming Meet.
The four-year old Mojdeh, the younger brother of veteran international campaigner Micaela Jasmine, earned 28 points to rule the boys’ 5-under while Agustin got 50 points to pocket the boys’ 14 years MOS trophy in the tournament supported by The Manila Times.
“We are really focusing on grassroots level. It’s not easy to train these young swimmers. Of course we want them to be competitive but we are not forcing them. We want them to enjoy the sport and at the same time learn from it. It’s a gradual learning experience,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Genevieve Nicole Zamora (girls’ 15-over), Gabriell Garlen Soriano and Marlon Tumague (boys’ 15-over), Calyn Zerelle Batac (girls’ 8) and Jameela Kristein Del Valle (girls’ 7) also won MOS trophies in their respective age bands.
The other MOS winners were Nicole Espinosa (girls’ 6), Inigo Gigantone (boys’ 6), Neal Sebastian Dable (boys’ 7), Noel Jazen Nunez (boys’ 8), Faye Dara Zaragozza (girls’ 9), Araz Joseph Baldazo (boys’ 9), Maria Fe Ebonite (girls’ 10), Ramon Rafael Viray (boys’ 10), Sofa Gwanelle Tumangday (girls’ 11), Juan Manuel Belicena (boys’ 11), Sharmaine Sumampong (girls’ 12), Jmykl Gallardo (boys’ 12), Yvonne Julianna Edralin (girls’ 13), Ajay Kumar Gabriel (boys’ 13) and Jayani Nathanielle Balutan (girls’ 14).
Camp Aguilando Streamline bagged the overall championship title with 634 points while Wesleyan College of Manila (532) and Diliman Preparatory School (473) settled for second and third, respectively.
Rounding up the Top 10 were Silang Baywolves Swim Club (340), Pelongo Swimming Club (306), Bulacan Arapaima Swim Squad (266), Pampanga Aqua Racers (238), Aqua Kids Swimming Club (231), Susan Papa Swim Academy (213) and Fleet Marine Swim Club (182).
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).