Denjylie Cordero and Ma. Claire Adorna lead the The Philippine Swimming League tankers who will see action at the 2014 Western Province Aquatics (WPA) Swimming Gala on February 8 to 9 at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Aquatics Center in Cape Town, South Africa.
“I am training very hard and my father/coach Dennis Cordero is preparing me for The Manila Times College Swimming Championship on January 26 and I will be in good shape a week after that for the Cape Town competition,” said Cordero who bettered the Philippine national record in the 50m Breaststroke at last year’s UAAP Swimming Championship.
“I am excited to compete and I want to break another Philippine record in 200m Individual Medley. I want our supporters at Cape Town to be proud of us,” Cordero added.
Adorna’s participation in the Cape Town tourney on the other hand, is still not clear as she has injured herself early this year.
Both Cordero and Adorna are rumored to be candidates for inclusion in the Philippine swimming training pool amid not being members of Philippine Swimming Incorporated, the national association affiliated with Philippine Olympic Committee and FINA. This after being named among the top 10 swimmers in the SEA region in some of their respective events. This of course will definitely cause a big controversy, them being connected with PSL, not with PSI.
Joining Cordero and Adorna in the Cape Town swim meet are Ma. Paula Angela Villamil (girls 13 years), McTracy Alindogan (boys’ 13 years), Emanuel Joshua Lorbes (boys’ 16 years), Yuri Ilustre (boys’ 14 years), Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (girls’ 7 years), Kyla Soguilon (girls’ 9 years), Charize Esmero (girls’ 11 years), Imee Joyce Saavedra (girls’ 12 years), Seth Isaak Martin (boys’ 11 years), Jordan Lobos (boys’ 10 years), Jerard Jacinto (boys’ 12 years), JC Doragos (boys’ 15 years), Jifrey Azur (boys’ 17 years and over), Chloe Fabic (girls’ 10 years), Paula Cayanan (girls’ 14 years), Kyle Mendoza (girls’ 15 years) and Mary Angelic Saavedra (girls’ 16 years).