Three young swimmers of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) will represent the country in the 20th Singapore Open invitational Midget Meet scheduled on September 13 to 14 at the Singapore Swimming Club.
Veteran campaigners Jasmine Mojdeh, Michael Gabriel Lozada and Emanuel Jelankarlo Solina will be up against the region’s best tankers in the two-day meet.
“We will try our best to bring home a gold medal. It is the best exposure for our young swimmers ages below nine. The trend has change and we are exposing them to international competition at young age to catch up with the lost time,” said Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa.
Mojdeh, Lozada and Solina have been competing in international scene since last year, winning gold medals in the Royal Bangkok Swimming Meet in Thailand and the Singapore Invitational Swimming Championships.
Mojdeh bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) award in the girls’ 8 years category in Singapore while Solina pocketed the MOS trophy in the boys’ 7 years event.
“We will try very hard and establish a new Philippine record for their age level.
All of them have been exposed to international competition. At their young age, they are veteran international swimmers,” added Papa.
The PSL is the national sports association for swimming of the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines. It has the longest running swimming grassroots development program in the country. The PSL is also an affiliate to Federation International Sports University.
The PSL will be going yo Roxas City in Capiz for the staging of the 66th Leg Series. It will also serve as tryout for the 2014 edition of the Royal Bangkok Swimming Meet in November.