• PSL tankers dominate Lucena tournament

    The winners of the 67th PSL Leg series pose for a post tournament picture with their coaches. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    The winners of the 67th PSL Leg series pose for a post tournament picture with their coaches. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    The Philippine Swimming League and the National Swimming Association of Federation of School Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) affiliated to the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire (FISU) has concluded its 67th Leg Series at the Alcala Sports Complex, Lucena City, Quezon Province on Sunday.

    “It is amazing to see these young swimmers improved every time I see them in our monthly competition, the program really works,” said PSL President Susan Papa. The PSL boasts of having the longest grassroots developmental program for swimming in the country.

    Papa commended swimmers Rio Lorenzo Malapitan, Ethan Lorenzo Perez and Rizalino Cortez, “Just last month, these swimmers were from motivational level and now in this competition, they were in triple A level.”

    For their feat, Papa said that the three are now qualified to join the international swimming competition in Bangkok in November.

    “There was no stopping swimmers from showing their prowess, everyone is just so inspired and motivated with the PSL local and international competitions,” Papa added.

    For the tournament, the PSL awarded a total of 1243 medals and 63 trophies.

    The other recipients of the Most Outstanding Swimmer plum were Carlos Arenas, Flynn Tan, John Matthew Rama, Maruo Yoshimichi, Jordan Lobos, Ferdinand Trinidad, Inaki Lorbes, Lancelot Abadia, Sean Enero, Jeffrey Hirao, John Calma, Ythnmthw Orellana, Joshua Camacho, Julian Perez, Ivan Radovan, Genesis Palad, Zahjeed Sarmiento, Dwayniel Revelar, Simon Saludares, Florenz Gertes, Tristan Lademora, Joseph Cagayo, Mark Nada, Kyle Luna, Michael Bulalacao, Drey Luna, Arvin Pante, Sean Ocampo, Abdulrahim Nooh, D’xismen Dumaguit, Robery Pureza, Justine Zaide, Trino Estaris, Francis Formaran, Rafter Alimagno, Angelo Lazo, Mark Pitel, Aidepp De Luna, Micaela jasmine Mojdeh, Jasmine del Moro, Isis Arnaldo, Christine Keith De Luna, Bela Louise Magtibay, Nathalie Adalin, Angelica Mae Medrano, Aubrey Ybanez, and Jackelyn Calvadores, Enya Mercurio, Aleckxandra Pesimo, Nicole Biazon, Fosmer Yambao, Princess Virrey, Eithnee Cajayon, Grace Pangilinan, Tiffany Sanchez, Alecsandra Rivera, Kyra Maipid, Patricia Enriquez, Larissa Aynera, Nastassja Braceros, Erica Unlayao, Ashley Rances, Jie Lord Isanan, Shane Sebastian, Samantha Ylagan, Kelly Omlas, Reana Tongol, Frances Paroan, Nhelliza Bautista, and Jamie Laforteza.

    The winners in the team competition were Quezon Killerwhales, Cavite Sailfish, and Dolphin Swim Club of Lucban Quezon.


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    1. Rafaela Amalia D. Trinidad on

      Thank you very much The Manila Times for your usual support to Philippine Swimmers and Philippine Swimming League!..

    2. Rafaela Amalia D. Trinidad on

      Wow! Congratulations, swimmers..You deserved it! So glad to know that Ferdinand Ian D. Trinidad is one of them… Thank you Philippine Swimming League and National Swimming Association of FESSAP.. God bless..