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Atlantean Dolphins Triumph at 1st Navotas Swimming Team Invitational Meet


May 18, 2024

The 1st Navotas Swimming Team Invitational Meet concluded today at the Marikina Sports Center swimming pool with a resounding victory for the Atlantean Dolphins Swimming Team, mentored by former swimming sensation Coach Lou Gaerlan. This highly anticipated event, held on May 18, 2024, saw a total of 471 swimmers from various regions, including the province of Bicol, compete fiercely across different divisions: Class A, B, C, and D (Novice swimmers).

Organized by the Solid Coaches Association of the Philippines and sponsored by Yingfa Philippines and Devine’s Work, the meet began at 8 AM with a touching 30-second moment of silence in memory of Betta Caloocan Head Coach Elcid Evangelista. The competition featured fast-paced and thrilling races, showcasing the impressive talent of age-group swimmers.

Notable swimmers from the Class A division included Hesper Lariza Lam, Wesley Arcinas, Mikee Alison De Asis, Vin Derrick Ricohermoso, Zoe Policarpio, Mikhael Jasper Mojdeh, Ehzekiel Magno, Gayle Ocampo, Arc Renzy Valdez, Therese Annika Quinto, Kristian Yugo Cabana, Joses Pagalanan, Gerald Esquivel, Angela Pasang, Kenzzie Dumanglas, Catherine Lim, and Matthew Dasig. These athletes delivered outstanding performances, making their mark in this prestigious event.

The Solid Coaches Association President, Ronald Nicdao, expressed his delight at the high turnout and promised even bigger and more spectacular competitions in the future. Beautiful trophies and medals, provided by Devine’s Work, were awarded to the Most Outstanding Swimmers in each division, recognizing their exceptional achievements.

The top five teams of the meet were:

Atlantean Dolphins Swimming Team – 759.50 points
Pakil Spring Swimming Team – 703 points
Navotas Swimming Team – 577.50 points
Marikina Poseidon Swimming Club – 537 points
Lourdes School of Mandaluyong – 531.50 points
The Atlantean Dolphins’ victory highlights their dominance and exceptional preparation, making them the team to watch in future competitions. This meet not only celebrated competitive swimming but also fostered camaraderie and sportsmanship among participants, promising a bright future for Philippine swimming.

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