Thirteen records were shattered in the 7th Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championship at the Diliman College swimming pool on Saturday highlighting the preparedness of Philippine Swimming League (PSL) tankers for an upcoming swimming championship in Singapore.
Sean Terrence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas, Kyla Soguilon of SunYat Sen School of Aklan Swim team and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College were among the top PSL record breakers in the tournament supported by former Senator Nikki Coseteng.
Zamora, 14, established the following new records: 2:12.40 in the individual medley, 27.31 in 50-meter butterfly and 1:11.16 in 100-meter breaststroke.
Soguilon, 10, registered a new record of 1:16.78 in the individual medley. She also shattered the 1:19.56 record in the 100-meter butterfly held by Bella Magtibay with a new record of 1:16.56.
“The kids are all fired up for the upcoming Singapore Swim Championship. This is the outcome of our hard work for our continuous monthly competitions,” said PSL President, Susan Papa.
The nine-year-old Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College broke three PSL records in the meet. She broke the previous 1:27.00 individual medley 100-meter mark with her 1:23.65. Mojdeh then posted 1:22.94 to break the old 1:23.12 in the 100-m butterfly. Her last record-breaking finish is 1:36.80 replacing the old record of 1:38.78 in the 100-meter breaststroke category.
The other record breakers were Stephen Guzman, Charize Juliana Esmero, Aubrey Tom, Rio Lorenzo Malapitan, and Joy Rodgers.