Laguna’s Ferdinand Ian Trinidad and Albay’s Zyrilyn Anonuevo reigned supreme in their respective age-groups to lead the Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees in the 82nd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – El Presidente Swim Cup held at the Mariner’s Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Pool in Legazpi City.
Representing Capitol Swim Club, Trinidad earned 54 points in topping the boys’ 13 years event. He ruled the 100m Individual Medley, 100m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 200m freestyle events.
On the other hand, Anonuevo dominated the girls’ 11 years with 44 points highlighted by her gold medal outputs in the 100m free, 100m back and 100m fly.
The other MOS winners were Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (girls’ 9), Albert Sermonia (boys’ 10), Heather White (girls’ 8), Rachel Abareta (girls’ 14), Luis Manliclic (boys’ 14), Trisha Oliveros (girls’ 15-over), James Peter Hernandez (boys’ 15-over), Gregg Marasigan (boys’ 12), Hannah Sartorio (girls’ 13), Tristan Lademora (boys’ 11), Caryl Ante (girls’ 12), Michael Otamias II (boys’ 9), Isis Arnaldo (girls’ 10), Joshua Camacho (boys’ 8), Chelsea Pastolero (girls’ 6-under), Nicole Camacho (girls’ 7) and Ythnmthw Orellana (boys’ 7).
“The swimmers are all geared up to the next level. They now realized after watching the video of World Universiade Games 2011, 2013 and 2015 that there is no comparison of any local competition not even the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games. The Universiade is equal to the Olympics. It is getting better and better for our swimmers,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Cavite Sailfish Swimming Club headed by Edwin Valdez garnered 645 points to bag the overall championship title while St. Agnes Academy settled for second with 567 and Albay Falcons wound up third with 343.
Ibalong Magayon Aquagliders placed fourth with 298 followed by Washington International School (137), British School of Manila (76), Ville St. John Academy (67), Diliman Preparatory School (58), Capitol Swim Club (54) and Blue Waves Splasher (47).
The other gold medalists on the final day were Emmanuel Adornado (boys’ 15-over 100m back and 100m breast), Gian Nicole Nunez (girls’ 13 100m free and 100m breast), Arran Arnaldo (boys’ 7 50m back and 100m fly), Gabriel Reyes (boys’ 12 100m free), Aubrey Ybanez (girls’ 15-over 100m free), Chloe Evangelista (girls’ 14 100m free), Meynard Bautista (boys’ 10 100m breast), Angel Chan (boys’ 10 100m back), Pia Alcazar (girls’ 6-under 50m back), Kyle Mayor (girls’ 11 100m breast), Allyza Palermo (girls’ 10 100m back) and Kristian Flandez (boys’ 9 100m fly).