Male Swimmer of the Year Sean Terence Zamora and former Rookie of the Year awardee Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh made huge waves on Sunday, breaking three meet records each in the 73rd Philippine Swimming League (PSL)-Diliman Preparatory School (DPS) national swimming championships at the DPS swimming pool in Quezon City.
Zamora, a University of Santo Tomas standout, notched new marks in the boys’ 14 years 50-meter backstroke (29.39), 200m freestyle (2:02.50) and 50m butterfly (27.31) while Mojdeh, a Grade 3 student at Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque, broke the standing records in the girls’ 8 years 50m butterfly (37.96), 50m backstroke (42.94) and 100m freestyle (1:18.56).
Female Swimmer of the Year and Milo Junior Athlete of the Year Kyla Soguilon was also unstoppable in the girls’ 10 years event as she reset marks in the 50m butterfly (34.40), 50m backstroke (35.78) and 100m freestyle (1:07.78).
“Records were broken from time to time. These kids are improving so fast. It’s the result of our continuous program for them. Our focus right now is to keep them improving and be more competitive especially in international level,” said Philippine Swimming League (PSL) President Susan Papa.
Also nailing records were Sean Elijah Enero (boys’ 15-16 50m backstroke), Janelle Blanch (girls 7 50m backstroke), Eirik Rivera (boys’ 9 50m butterfly), Stephen Guzman (boys’ 10 50m backstroke), Darwin Tumaneng (boys’ 17-over 400m freestyle) and Charles Ticbaen (boys’ 11 200m freestyle).
Zamora, Mojdeh, Soguilon, Enero, Blanch, Guzman, Ticbaen and Tu-maneng went on to win their respective Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awards in their categories.
The other MOS winners were Althea Golimlim (6-under), Allyza Palermo (9), Franz Emannuelle Joves (11), Neve Alyssa Salgado (12), Juliana Lirio (13), Mara Sabina Cruz (14), Julianne Torres (15-16) and Danalyn Parco (17-over) in the girls’ Class A-B; and Justin Badion (6-under), Joey Del Rosario (7), Lee Grant Cabral (8), Lance Cruz (9), Sean Cruz (12) and Jerard Dominic Jacinto (13) in the boys’ Class A-B.
The MOS in the motivational category were Shaina Adducul (6-under), Janna endozo (7), Simone Ro-sayaga (8), Hazel Bautista (9), Vida Gomez (10), Kimberly Digneneng (11), Nicole Ariate (12), Nobelyn Abrantes (13), Maureen Trinidad (14), Naomi Corpuz (15-16) and Leah Tudos (17-over) in girls; and Mark Roen Fucanan (6-under), Allen Conda (7), Andre Gueco (8), Roselliar Villafuerte (9), Roehl Bunag (10), Dustin Evangelista (11), Rein Cueto (12), Recz Edward Agustin (13), Gabriel Del Rosario (14), Aron Anthony Romey (15-16), and Clifford Dizon (17-over) in boys.
Zamora, Mojdeh, Soguilon and Guzman along with Drew Benett Magbag, Paul Cusing, Rio Lorenzo Malapitan, Martin Pupos, Julian Pupos and Aalia Jaire Espejo are scheduled to see action the 2015 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge next month in Perth, Australia.
The PSL is the national sports swim-ming association for universities and colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP)—an internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports Uni-versity (FISU).