Cape Town swimming meet veterans Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh and McTracy John Alindogan bannered the list of Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awardees in the Elite Class of the 117th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – 11th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championship held at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City.
Mojdeh, an Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque standout and the reiging Female Swimmer of the Year, got 45 points highlighted by her record-breaking showing in the 100m Individual Medley (1:14.78) and 50m butterfly (32.15) to win the MOS award in the girls’ 11-year category.
Alindogan topped the boys’ 15-over after amassing 44 points in the tournament supported by The Manila Times.
In 2013, Alindogan won eight gold and two silver medals in the Western Cape Swimming Gala in Cape Town, South Africa while the then seven-year-old Mojdeh was named as the Darling of the Crowd after beating older and taller foes in her division.
Male Swimmer of the Year Marc Bryan Dula of Wisenheimer Academy also made his presence felt by winning six golds and two silvers to claim the boys’ 10-year MOS trophy while Diliman Preparatory School tankers Lee Grant Cabral (boys’ 11-year) and Ehm Ahmadelle Alavy-Chafi (girls’ 9-year), and Kevin Chan of De La Salle Araneta University (boys’ 7-year) likewise topped their respective age bands.
Also winning MOS awards were Kyla Soguilon of Aklan Swimming Team (girls’ 12-year), Master Charles Janda of Ichthus Swimming Team (boys’ 8-year), Aubrey Tom of International Learning Academy-Cainta (girls’ 10-year) and Richelle Anne Raine Callera of Butterfly of Novaliches (girls’ 7-year).
The other winners were Ethan Kyle Apigo (6), Coby Marcos Rivilla (9), Karl Kervee Pastoril (12), Alaric Justin Conlu (13) and Gregg Alexander Marasigan (14) in boys, and Anela Estrella (8), Honny May Yanong (13), Geoel Micole Agcaracar (14) and Joe Millevon Macatangay (15-over) in girls.
“These are the products of our hard work. We will continue searching for talented swimmers who will be given a chance to represent our country in some major international competitions. We will give them proper exposure to upgrade their standards,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The PSL is recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission as the official swimming association in the country following its impressive grassroots development program that aims to train talented swimmers for future international competitions.
It is also accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines – an affiliate of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).