Record-breakers Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh and Charize Esmero bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awards in their respective age groups in the Elite Category of the 83rd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series held at the Diliman College Swimming Pool in Quezon City.
Mojdeh, an Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque standout, topped the girls’ 9 years event after collecting 50 points overall while Esmero, a University of the Philippines Integrated School varsity, got 40 points to rule the girls’ 12 years class.
“Sixty PSL Most Outstanding Swimmers fought not just for medals alone but they pushed for a competitive best of their clocks. It’s a good series and we’re hoping that these kids will continue to improve in our next leg,” stressed PSL President Susan Papa.
Joining them in the limelight were Janine Consul (7), Aubrey Tom (8), Nicolette Beatrice Belgica (10), Davidica Justiana Salaya (11), Jesreel Francisco (13), Erika Maureen Falminiano (14) and Olga Ortiz (15-over) in the girls’ division.
Grabbing MOS in the boys’ class were Morie Rylan Pabalan (7), Finn Jason Lock (8), Lee Grant Cabral (9), Connor Jackson Lock (10), Rizalino Cortez 3rd (11), Gregg Alexander Marasigan (12), Ferdinand Ian Trinidad (13), Viel Voltaire Vitug (14) and Lans Rawlin Donato (15-over).
Diliman Preparatory School headed by technical director Ed Mascardo bagged the overall championship title with 678 points while the Cavite Sailfish Swim Club of coach Edwin Valdez took the runner-up honors with 647 points.
St. Scholastica’s College-Manila placed third with 638 points followed by Camp Aguilando Streamline, Wesleyan College of Manila, Joey Andaya Seagulls Swim Team, New Era University, Angelicum Swim Club, MCUR3 Aquaspeed Sailfish, Marikina Aquabears, Amoranto Swimming Team and Ville St. John Academy.
“We’re happy with the outcome of the competition. A lot of swimmers have improved especially in the motivational level. We will continue monitoring their times to ensure that they’re on the right track,” added Papa.
PSL is the national sports association for swimming of the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines. It has the longest running swimming grassroots development program in the country. The PSL is also an affiliate to Federation International Sports University.