San Beda University shoots for an eighth consecutive golden double as the 95th NCAA swimming championships reel off today at the City of Sta. Rosa Multi Purpose Complex Swimming Pool in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.
The SBU Sea Lions eye to extend their stranglehold on the men’s division for the 18th consecutive season, while the Lady Sea Lions shoot for their own eight-peat in the women’s side.
The trials will start at 8:30 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. Frank Gusi, the NCAA swimming tournament chief and University of Perpetual Help System DALTA sports consultant said the Finals will be played in the afternoon.
Cementing their status as the most successful program in the tournament, the Sea Lions were simply dominating last year as they captured their 21st title overall with plenty to spare.
San Beda had 1,261.5 points to beat perennial runner up College of St. Benilde, which had 587 points in far second.
The Lady Sea Lions, on the other hand, were equally superior with 1,264 points to prevail over the Lady Blazers, who placed second with 554.25 points.
John Henry Gurango of San Beda University took the men’s season MVP award, while Manuel Victor Perez of Jose Rizal University claimed the Record Breaker honors.
The women’s MVP award went to Chloe Medina of the Lady Sea Lions, while Mary Christine Llorente of the Lady Bombers bagged the Record Breaker plum.
In the juniors’ division, CSB-LSGH regained the championship, with Ted Laminta emerging as the season MVP.
The Greenies overcame a late San Beda charge in the final day to seize the title with 689.25 points, while the Junior Sea Lions settled for the runner-up honors with 665.5 points.
Russell La Torre of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta became the Most Bemedalled winner.