SWIMMER of the Year candidates Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque led the record-breakers in the opening day of the 89th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña Swim Meet on Saturday at the Makati Aquatic Sports Arena in Makati City.
Zamora, a multi-gold medalist in the Australia and Japan meets, posted one minute and 0.09 second in the boys’ 15-over 100m butterfly, smashing the 1:00.31 old mark of Michael Roviro Godoy registered four years ago.
For her part, Mojdeh dominated the girls’ 9 years 50m butterfly with a record-breaking time of 34.04 seconds to improve her previous mark of 35.62.
Sharing the spotlight were Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy (boys’ 8 50m butterfly, 36.37), Kyla Soguilon of Sun Yat Sen School (girls’ 11 100m butterfly, 1:12.75) and Eirik Judel Rivera of Malabon City (boys’ 10 50m butterfly, 32.28) who also broke records in their respective events.
Also winning gold medals were Andrea Jheremy Pacheco (girls’ 15-over 50m buttefly), Julian Loweistein Lazaro (boys’ 13 50m butterfly), Lans Rawlin Donato (boys’ 15-over 50m butterfly), Aubrey Tom (girls’ 9 100m freestyle), Maxine Dalmacio (girls’ 10 100m freestyle), Felice Alexis Reyes (girls’ 14 100m freestyle), Carmenrose Matabuena (girls’ 15-over 100m freestyle), Jerard Dominic Jacinto (boys’ 14 400m freestyle), Trump Christian Luistro (boys’ 7 50m butterfly) and Jux Keaton Solita (boys’ 15-over 400m freestyle).
The other gold medalists were Kyla Managuelod, Neve Salgado, Alliah Tarlit, Alex Lamb, Zachie Gallegos, Luis Bagus, Aliana Bequillo, Julianne Torres, John Patrick Honrade, Kyle Pua, Gabriell Soriano, Mark Grist, Davidica Salaya, Ruby Cristol, Nigel Anthony Romey, Zab Eugenio, Althea Golimlim, Heather White, Joanna Cervas, Raniel Bautista, Trump Christian Luistro and Finn Jason Lock.
“We would like to thank Mayor Kid Peña for allowing us to stage our National Series here in Makati in cooperation with Mr. Marlon Mendez of Academy Ho-listic Learning and Mr. Joey Del Rosario for supporting us,” PSL President Susan Papa said.
The competition serves as qualifying event for international competitions including the 2016 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge sa 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).