Ten more records including three from Female Swimmer of the Year top candidate Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque fell on day two of the 89th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – Mayor Romulo “Kid” Pena Swim Meet being held at the Makati Aquatic Sports Arena in Makati City.
Mojdeh, a veteran of international tournaments, dominated the girls’ 9 years 100m breastrtoke (1:33.81), 50m freestyle (33.25) and 50m breaststroke (42.85) in record fashions.
It was her fourth new mark in the competition after smashing the 50m butterfly record (34.04) on the first day.
British School of Manila’s Heather White (girls’ 8 200m Individual Medley, 3:18.36, and 50m freestyle, 35.06) and Aklan’s Kyla Soguilon (girls’ 11 50m butterfly, 32.06, and 50m freestyle, 30.24) notched two records each.
The other record breakers were Joey Del Rosario of De La Salle-Zobel (boys’ 50m freestyle, 34.18), Jerard Dominic Jacinto of University of the East (boys’ 14 200m backstroke, 2:22.09) and Finn Jason Lock of Aqua Bats (boys’ 9 100m breaststroke, 1:41.15).
“PSL’s first tournament of the year is a big bang coming from Mayor Kid Pena. It was only the good mayor who made it possible for us to swim in Makati Aquatics Sports Arena,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
“The Mayor democratize swimming in Makati and he sponsored for the use of the pool tents and other materials we need for the competition. And it just did not end there as he showed up in the competition and gave PSL financial help. We need people like him in the government,” she added.
The competition serves as qualifying event for international competitions including the 2016 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth, Australia and the prestigious 2017 Summer World University Games to be held in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Two swimmers (one male and one female) with the highest International Swimming Federation (FINA) points will receive the Presidential Trophies and P1,500 cash incentive each.
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).