The Senate of the Philippines through a resolution filed by Senator Nancy Binay hailed the successful campaign of the eight members of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) in the 2014 Western Province Aquatics Swimming Gala held at the University of Western Cape Aquatics Center in Cape Town, South Africa.
The PSL team won a total of 18 gold, 11 silver and six bronze medals. The squad was led by Angeles University Foundation standout McTracy John Alindogan who earned eight mints and a couple of silvers in the boys’ 13 years category.
The other members of the team were Denjylie Cordero of University of the Philippines (four golds, one silver and one bronze), Portia Kate Doragos (four golds, four silvers and two bronzes), John Carlo Doragos (one gold, two silvers and one bronze), Kyla Soguilon (one gold and two silvers), Emanuel Joshua Lorbes (one bronze), Jifrey Azor (one bronze) and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (Darling of the Crowd).
The Resolution No. 541 stated: “The Western Province Aquatics tournament aims to instill values of equality, dignity, fairness and integrity among participants. The 2014 WPA tournament hosted 400 participants including 31 teams from different countries.”
PSL President Susan Papa expressed gratitude saying: “We are happy that the effort given by the swimmers and the PSL as a whole is now being recognized. We will continue our program especially in grassroots level, as we believe that there are lots of young talented swimmers in our country.
“What we need is a solid grassroots development program and a concrete plan to make sure that these young swimmers got the proper training and exposure,” said Papa.
The PSL also won 21 golds in the 2014 Australia Swimming Championship—All Stars Challenge in Perth and eight golds in the recently concluded Hong Kong Stingrays Swimming Meet.