31st Sports Fest Swimming Tournament at Ateneo de Davao University


DAVAO. Awardees of the most outstanding swimmer award lift their trophies during the awarding rites of the Kadayawan 2016 Interschool Swimming competition at the Martinez Sports Complex of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) Matina Campus last Sunday. (Photo by Antoinette Adle-Mendoza)

THE Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) emerged as overall champion in the recently-concluded 31st Kadayawan Interschool Swimming competition held at the Martinez Sports Complex of Addu Matina Campus last Sunday.

Addu scored a total of 503 over Davao Merchant Marine Academy (DMMA) and Stella Maris Academy Davao (Smad) who settled for runner-up honors instead.

DMMA averaged a total of 163 while Smad collected 161.

The highlight of the event was the ceremonial swim led by the 11 Sama Badjao swimmers of the Matina Aplaya Elementary school donning their tradition wooden goggles the “Tupara”.

Meanwhile, Athea Margarette Lagunay of Bright Rock School of Cagayan de Oro feted as the eight and under girls category outstanding swimmer, even as Jonathan Sia of Abbas (8 and under boys), Caitleen Danielle San Felix of Addu (9-10 girls), Khrystian Tan of Smad (9-10 boys), Allisa Ysabelle Lazarraga of Addu (11-12 girls), Alyssa Hessed Raut, Matthieu Adrien Tao of Smad (11-12 boys), Ezra Marie Villaruz of University of Mindanao (UM) (13-13 girls), Denzel Joshua Palconit of Assumption College of Davao (13-14 boys), Pia Allesandra Ballos of Addu (15-16 girls), Fritz Jun Rodriguez (15-16 boys), Mae Pajarito of DMMA (17 and over girls) and Juan Antonio Mendoza of University of the Philippines (17 and over boys).

The event was sponsored by the Sports Development-City Mayors Office headed by officer-in-charge Mikey Aportadera in cooperation with League of Swimmers and Coaches of Davao City headed by its chairperson, Ms. Antoinette Adle-Mendoza. The swimfest was organized as part of the 31st Kadayawan Festival activities.