• 73rd PSL Leg Series fires off Feb. 28

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    PROMISING TANKER  Drew Magbag of University of the Philippines Integrated School finishes a lap in a recent swimming competition. Magbag is one of the country’s representatives to the 2015 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in April in Perth, Australia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    PROMISING TANKER
    Drew Magbag of University of the Philippines Integrated School finishes a lap in a recent swimming competition. Magbag is one of the country’s representatives to the 2015 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in April in Perth, Australia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    The country’s young and talented swimmers will be vying for honors in the 73rd edition of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL)-Diliman Preparatory School (DPS) Leg Series on February 28 to March 1 at the DPS swimming pool in Quezon City.

    PSL President Susan Papa invites everyone to participate in the two-day tournament, which aims to discover fresh talents for future international competitions in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, China, India and Japan.

    “The main objective of the PSL is parallel to FISU – Excellence in Body and Mind. This event in open to all and no membership is required as we want to open the door to young talented swimmers,” said Papa.

    “We would like to develop a consistent performance and good attitude of swimmers. We really underscore the development of the swimmers both in athletic side and character side to not waste their hard work. Attitude is really an important factor,” she added.

    Two swimmers (one boy and one girl) with the highest FINA (International Swimming Federation) will be awarded with the President’s Trophy and additional P1,500 cash reward each.

    “Due to upcoming World University Games scheduled in July in South Korea, we are adding an opend-mixed events with qualifying time. The purpose of this is to see the strength of swimmers even at a young age can join,” explained Papa.

    The qualifying times are 3:05 for girls and 2:45 for boys in the 200m butterfly, and 3:20 for girls and 3:00 for boys in the 200m breaststroke. The top eight swimmers, regardless of age and gender, will be awarded with medals.

    The Most Outstanding Swimmer trophies will be given by age band – 6-under, 7, 8, 9, 10 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16 and 17-over.

    For inquiries, email the PSL secretariat at philippineswimmingleague@hotmail.com or call 09328800400 and 09267204153.

    The PSL is the national sports swimming association for universities and colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP)—an internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).

    The PSL is preparing for the prestigious 2015 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in April in Perth, Australia as well as the World University Games in July in Gwangju, South Korea.

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