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2nd Mayor Ruffy Biazon Swim Cup Makes a Splash with International Flair


Dec 10, 2023

By Coach Emer Matienzo
December 10, 2023
In a thrilling display of aquatic prowess, the 2nd Mayor Ruffy Biazon Swim Cup unfolded yesterday at the Muntinlupa Aquatic Center, capturing the hearts of both local and international swimming enthusiasts. The event, organized by the Youth Affairs and Sports Development Office (YASDO) in collaboration with Swim League Philippines (SLP), aimed to promote and strengthen the love for swimming across the Philippines.

With a modest entry fee of P800 pesos, the competition welcomed over 350 swimmers representing 33 teams, including three from Guam, Singapore, and Thailand. The 2nd Mayor Ruffy Biazon Swim Cup stood out as an inclusive event, waiving entry fees for hundreds of swimming scholars under the Swim League Philippines.

Mayor Ruffy Biazon himself graced the occasion and, after delivering opening remarks, took on the role of a starter during the ceremonial swim. He was joined in the opening program by Councilor Ivee Arciaga-Tadefa, Joshua Cosare, the Head of Sports and Recreation Management Division, and Fred Ancheta, President of SLP.

The competition featured four divisions—Class A, B, C, and D—where swimmers showcased their skills across various age groups. Top performers included Klyd Santos, Red Kaiden Carido, Reighlem Scziyo Salon, Charles Ezekiel Canlas, Elijah Ebayan, Kiko Mirasol, and Henry Raven for the boys, while Zyannah Gliz Ventura, Innocence Veronica Anderson, Kaidyn Brie Waskiewicz, Therese Annika Quinto, Henry Say, Mia Lee, and Allyza Palermo shone on the girls’ side.

Despite the success, some coaches and parents voiced concerns about the consistent malfunctioning of the brand-new automatic timing system. However, the overall atmosphere remained positive and celebratory.
Swimmers were rewarded for their efforts with stuffed toys, while the Most Outstanding Swimmers received personalized medals, swim caps courtesy of Klean Athlete Nutritional Supplements, bracelets, and small alcohol bottles. Additionally, the top seven swimming clubs with the highest points were presented with stunning trophies.

The Cavite Blue Wahoo Swim Club emerged as the champion with an impressive 707 points, followed closely by the Betta Caloocan Swim Team (625 points) as the 1st Runner Up. The Dela Salle University of Dasmariñas secured the 2nd Runner Up position with 587 points, and the South Warriors Swimming Team claimed the 3rd Runner Up spot with 455.50 points. Rounding out the top six were the San Pablo Titans Swim Club (4th Runner Up), Bosay Resort Aquatic Club (5th Runner Up), and the Amphibious Aquatics from Guam (6th Runner Up).

The 2nd Mayor Ruffy Biazon Swim Cup not only showcased exceptional talent but also reinforced the event’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of swimmers on both a local and global scale.

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