FOLLOWING the south eliminations in Bago City, Negros Occidental on November 2022, the “Abanse Negrense 2002 Swimming tournament” proceeded with its northern eliminations at the Sta. Fe resort in Bacolod City where swimmers from Bacolod City nabbed the most wins.

Swimmers from Bacolod sweep 29 out of 36 categories including Boys 10 and Under 200 Long Course Meter Individual Medley; Girls 10 and Under 200 Long Course Meter Individual Medley; Boys 11-12 200 Long Course Meter Individual Medley; Girls 13-15 200 Long Course Meter Individual Medley; Boys 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Girls 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Freestyle; and Girls 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Freestyle.

Bacolod swimmers also won at the Boys 11-12 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Girls 11-12 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Girls 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Boys 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Breaststroke; Girls 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Breaststroke; Boys 11-12 100 Long Course Meter Breaststroke; and Girls 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Breaststroke.

They were also victorious at the Boys 10 and Under 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Girls 10 and Under 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Boys 11-12 200 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Girls 11-12 200 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Girls 13-15 200 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Boys 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Backstroke; Girls 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Backstroke; and Boys 11-12 100 Long Course Meter Backstroke.

Other categories they won included Girls 11-12 100 Long Course Meter Backstroke; Girls 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Backstroke; Girls 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Backstroke; Boys 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Butterfly; Girls 10 and Under 50 Long Course Meter Butterfly; Boys 11-12 100 Long Course Meter Butterfly; Girls 11-12 100 Long Course Meter Butterfly; and Girls 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Butterfly.

The Bacolod City team was composed of three groups -- the Bacolod North La Herencia, the Bacolod North Bluefins, and the Bacolod North Swimming Team.

Meanwhile, swimmers from Victorias City dominated Boys 13-15 200 Long Course Meter Individual Medley; Boys 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle; Boys 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Breaststroke; Girls 10 and Under 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle; and Boys 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Butterfly.

As for swimmers from Silay City, they triumph at the Boys 13-15 200 Long Course Meter Freestyle and Boys 13-15 100 Long Course Meter Backstroke.

The winning participants from the North and South Districts Eliminations are qualified for the “Abanse Negrense Swimming Tournament Provincial Championship” scheduled on December 8 at the Sta. Fe Resort where they will be facing the winners from the southern part of the province. (PR)