Zia Dantes Keeps the Wins Flowing With More Swimming Awards

Zia Dantes continues to make a splash in the world of swimming!

The beautiful daughter of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes just won the Most Outstanding Swimmer award at the Speedo Jumpstart Novice Swim Carnival, weeks after bagging six medals at the recent Bert Lozada Swimming School tournament! In a photo posted by her proud momma, Zia posed with her trophy along with four medals around her neck.

“Speechless and proud of you, Zia,” Marian wrote in the caption. She also said that this recent feat is a testament to her daughter’s hard work and dedication. “Watching you grow from the beginning till now fills Mama’s heart with pride. Keep giving your best, guided by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,” she added.

Dingdong, on the other hand, penned a heartfelt letter to his daughter before the competition. Despite being unable to attend due to prior commitments, he managed to capture moments of Zia’s training through photographs. Signed with love, it read:

My Dearest Letizia,

These photos were taken during your practice last week — one of the final sessions before today’s 13th Speedo Jumpstart Novice Carnival.

With only about 4 hours of sleep (since the Royal Blood taping ended quite late the night before), I was a bit shaky while attempting to capture this dive of yours. Thank God it came out very clear — for our remembrance.

Your progress since your first competitions has been remarkable, and I commend the entire team under the guidance of your coaches, Angelo and Miguel from the Bert Lozada Swimming School.

As I embark on my trip to Davao for work, where I’ll have the opportunity to express gratitude to our Davaoenos for their unwavering support of our show, Royal Blood, I’ll unfortunately miss a significant portion of this crucial competition.

Please understand that regardless of the outcome, I am already incredibly proud of the dedication, passion, and enthusiasm you bring to this sport.

Of course, remember to extend your gratitude to your Mama for her constant support and guidance. Just as she has been for me, she undoubtedly serves as your lucky charm as well.😉

In the pool, as in life, every stroke you take not only propels you forward but also reflects your commitment and resilience. Embrace the water’s hold, for within its depths, you discover your true strength. Keep pushing, keep swimming, and let the currents of determination guide you to greatness.

Sabi nga ni Fr. Ferriols, “Lundagin mo, Beybe!”

Love, Dad


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Congratulations, Zia!

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