Zia, the 7-year-old daughter of the beloved actress Marian Rivera, has made a huge splash in the world of competitive swimming! Proud mom Marian shared the exciting news on Instagram, beaming with joy as she revealed that Zia won an impressive six medals at the First Plunge Novice Swim Meet 2023 held last Saturday.

The pictures and videos Marian posted captured the young athlete in action, showcasing her talent and determination. Zia’s swimming prowess shone through as she secured two gold medals for dominating the 25-meter freestyle and 25-meter backstroke events among all 7-year-old girls. Additionally, she also clinched silver medals in the 25-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle races.


Overflowing with pride, Marian couldn’t help but express her admiration for her daughter’s achievements in her swimming journey. She thanked the Lord and Zia’s coaches, Coach Angelo and Coach Miguel, for their dedication in training her little champion.

Her husband, actor Dingdong Dantes, joined in the celebration, posting a photo of Zia from the tournament and sharing encouraging words from Fr. Roque Angel Jamias Ferriols SJ — “Lundagin Mo Beybe.”

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Marian and Dingdong’s posts also highlighted the essential role of the support team behind every aspiring athlete, with Marian’s leadership shining as the cornerstone of Zia’s success.

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Zia’s swimming achievements have not only filled her parents with pride but also garnered praise and cheers from fans and fellow celebrities alike. With her undeniable talent and unwavering support system, there’s no doubt that this young swimming sensation has a bright future ahead!

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