The UP Varsity Swim Team (UPVST) WomenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ Team is champion in the recently concluded swimming tournament of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86. The Lady Maroons last won the crown in Season 79.
The UPVST MenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ Team, UP Integrated School (UPIS) VST Boysâ€™ Team, and UPISVST Girlsâ€™ Team all finished the season as second runner-up.
The WomenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ Team earned 435 points and won 11 golds, eight silvers, and two bronzes. It is UPÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ 21st championship in the womenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ division.
Meanwhile, the MenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ Team garnered 267.50 points and won four golds, one silver, eight bronzes. The Boysâ€™ Team finished with 75 points and won three bronzes, while the Girlsâ€™ Team had 210 points and won two golds, three silvers, and eight bronzes. Â
The UPVST also received individual awards. Quendy Fernandez took Rookie of the Year (ROY) and Most Valuable Player for the womenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ division and Matthew Alumbres as ROY for the menÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ division.
The UPVST shattered existing records, tallying three new UAAP records. FernandezÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ 29.85 seconds established a new record for the womenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ 50-m backstroke. Atasha Dela Torre, Cindy Fernandez, Louise Lacson, and Angela Villamil clocked in 4:10.50 minutes for the womenÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ 4 x 100-m freestyle relay. At the menÂé¶¹ÊÓÆµ 4 x 100-m medley relay, Jude Buncio, Franco Dela Rosa, Pepi Mapa, and Keane Ting gave a new record at 3:56.57 minutes.
The swimming tournament was held from Nov. 23 to 26 at the Teofilo Yldefonso Swimming Pool at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila.