Reigning Female Swimmer of the Year Kyla Soguilon notched three new marks in the girls’ 10 years category to lead the list of record breakers in the 85th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series dubbed as the All-School Swim Challenge on Saturday at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.
Soguilon, who represents Kalibo Sun Yat Sen School, registered one minute and 14.85 seconds to smash the 1:16.78 old record in the 100-meter Individual Medley. She also nailed new times in the 50m backstroke (34.12) and 50m butterfly (33.31).
Joining her in the spotlight were fellow record breakers Aubrey Tom of Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Marc Bryan Dula of Wissenheimer Academy and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque.
The eight-year-old Tom set new marks in the girls’ 8 years 50m backstroke (41.23) and 50m butterfly (37.66) while Dula dominated the boys’ 8 years 50m butterfly via a record-breaking feat of 39.12 seconds.
Mojdeh, on the other hand, submitted 42.98 seconds, erasing the previous mark in the girls’ 9 years 50m breaststroke of the tournament supported by The Manila Times and Diliman Preparatory School owned by former Sen. Nikki Coseteng.
“We are happy to see these kids improve from time to time. Breaking records is not a walk in the park. These kids are training hard to achieve excellence in swimming and we want these kids to set as example to other young swimmers,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Also winning gold medals were Paul Christian King Cusing, Paula Carmela Cusing, Ferdinand Ian Trinidad, John Gabriel Bucad, Andrea Pacheco, Marcus Faytaren, Aalia Espejo, Jewel Sermoni, Neve Salgado, Izhabella Balanza, Rigel Hechanova, Merie Tanaka, Mara Sabina Cruz, Apple Enquito, John Leo Salibio, Edrian Laureta and Jacob Perfinan.
The other gold medalists were Shiloh Bandeling, Jason Ong, Gerald Galves, Girome Eugenio, Estelle Mendez, Mathena Bodegon, Ehm Alavy-Chafi, French Frias, Pauliene Clemente, Charles Janda, Czesk Valdez, Albert Sermonia, Lee Grant Cabral, Isabel Galura, Sabrina Solosa, Rea Santos, Malayalikha Barrios, Angela Manungay, Chrystel Chan, Simon Pascua and Edrian Laureta.
The competition is a qualifying event for the 2017 Summer World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan as well as international tournaments in Phuket Invitational Swim Meet in Thailand, Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth, Australia, and Hong Kong Stingrays Invitational Swimming Championship.
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).