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4th RFN Swimming Competition – “From Zero To Hero”


Apr 6, 2024

By: Coach Emer Matienzo

Marikina, April 7, 2024: The Marikina Sports Center witnessed a spectacular showcase of talent and determination yesterday as the 4th RFN Swimming Competition, themed “From Zero To Hero,” took center stage. With a staggering 336 swimmers representing 30 teams, the event organized by the Solid Swimming Coaches Association of the Philippines, led by Coach Ronald Nicdao, captivated audiences with thrilling races and remarkable performances.

From young prodigies to seasoned veterans, swimmers of all ages showcased their skills in the pool, leaving spectators in awe. Among the standout performers were Alexandra Battad and Ignacio Javier Avellanosa in the 6 and under category, Miesha Icban, and Roby Brion Branzuela in the 7-8 age group, Mikaela Caitlyn Martinez and Cris Dustin Salonga in the 9-10 category, Mignonette Legaspi and Ramon Calix Ching in the 11-12 group, Enesa Yob Tidon and Kevin Bryle Chan in the 13-14 division, Dionne Mikhail Payumo and Seb Santos in the 15-16 bracket, and Dorothea Lopez and Kenzzie Dumanglas in the 17 and over category.

The competition also saw fierce rivalry among teams vying for top honors. The Atlantean Dolphins Swim Team emerged victorious with an impressive 911 points, followed closely by the Marikina Poseidon Swimming Club with 709.50 points. The Navotas Swimming Team secured third place with 582 points, while ST Scholastica’s College Manila and Manila Stags Swimming Team rounded out the top five with 538 and 517 points, respectively.

In recognition of their outstanding performances, cash rewards were bestowed upon the top teams, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event. The success of the competition was made possible through the generous support of sponsors including Devine’s Work, Go Swim, Yingfa Philippines, Nik and Jay Kitchenette, Papa Juns Special Halo Halo, AICIA Prints, and Ceelin.

Looking ahead, the swimming community eagerly anticipates the Swim League Philippines Challenge: Road to Hong Kong Invitational Class ABC, scheduled later this month at the Marikina Sports Center Pool. This event will serve as a platform to select 40 swimmers who will represent SLP Philippines in the highly anticipated Hong Kong Stingrays Invitational Meet, slated for May 24-26, 2024, at the Hong Kong International School. With teams from Singapore, Japan, and China set to participate alongside the top teams from Hong Kong, the competition promises to be a thrilling display of international talent and sportsmanship.

The 4th RFN Swimming Competition not only celebrated the skill and dedication of Filipino swimmers but also highlighted the vibrant spirit of the swimming community in the Philippines. As the sport continues to grow and evolve, events like these serve as a testament to the unwavering passion and commitment of athletes and organizers alike.

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