• PSL swimmers pay courtesy call on PSC chief Ramirez

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    Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa, Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa and the PSL swimmers that won 79 gold medals in the 2016 Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship recently held at the Singapore Island Country Club. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa, Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa and the PSL swimmers that won 79 gold medals in the 2016 Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship recently held at the Singapore Island Country Club. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    A warm reception from Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez awaits the Philippine Swimming League that won 79 gold medals in the 2016 Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship recently held at the Singapore Island Country Club.

    The courtesy call is set at 9:30 a.m. with PSL President Susan Papa and Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa along with young tankers, who won medals in the Singapore meet, are expected to be welcomed by the newly-appointed PSC chief.

    “We want to share our success to the Philippine Sports Commission and at the same time thank them for supporting us in this campaign. We’re grateful with the support thrown by PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez,” Papa said.

    Papa will also introduce Most Outstanding Swimmer awardee Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas (boys’ 16-17), who broke the age-group records of Rio Olympics gold medalist Joseph Schooling during his teenage years in the same tournament.

    “Zamora is Joseph Schooling in the making. Zamora broke Schooling’s age-group records in Singapore and we believe that he’s in the right track. We just need to guide and support him properly to achieve our target,” stressed Papa.

    Joining them in a simple program are Aubrey Tom of International Learning Academy of Cainta (girls’ 8-9), Jerard Dominic Jacinto of University of the East (boys’ 14-15), Kyla Soguilon of Sun Yat Sen-Kalibo (girls’ 12-13) and Joey Del Rosario of De La Salle-Zobel (boys’ 8-9) as well as Jazmine Francheska Mirasol (girls’ 18-over) and Master Charles Janda (boys’ 7-under) – all winners of MOS trophies in their respective divisions.

    Aubrey Bermejo, Estelle Margaret Mendez, Gian Daniel Berino, Charize Jualiana Esmero, Dilian Preparatory School standouts Paul Christian King Cusing, Albert Sermonia 2nd and Lee Grant Cabral, Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque and Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy are also attending.

    PSL won the overall championship crown for the fourth straight time and fifth overall.

    PSL is a national sports swimming association for universities and colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines – the internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University.

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