To raise the level of competition, the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) will award cash incentives to national and junior record breakers in the 5th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Cup on June 28 to 29 at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool in Manila.
PSL President Susan Papa said a swimmer who will break a national record in the seniors division will gets P8,000, and a national junior record breaker, P3,000.
“It’s one way of raising the level of play. We want to see them push themselves to achieve their goals. We saw a lot of potential swimmers in our previous legs and by giving them this kind of competition, we could monitor their progress,” Papa said.
The event, which is the 59th leg of the PSL series, will be the final tryout for National Capital Region swimmers vying for slots in the World University Games slated next year in Gwangju, South Korea.
The PSL will also pick outstanding swimmers for the Royal Bangkok Meet later this year in Thailand.
“We would like to thank Magnolia for always supporting us. This event is open to all swimmers. No membership requirement. We’re inviting everyone to join and be part of this exciting event,” added Papa.
All eyes will be on University of the Philippines standout Denjylie Cordero who will be gunning for records in the women’s breaststroke event. During her junior years, Cordero smashed records in the 14-15 100-meter (1:15.26), 14-15 200m (2:37.50) and 13-under 200m (2:42.94).
Her younger sisters Delia Angela and Dennise are also expected to go all out, as well as fellow UP tanker Christen Mercado, a record holder in the Palarong Pambansa.
Other swimmers to watch include Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas, McTracy Alindogan of Angeles University Foundation and Martin Jacob Pupos of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta.
For inquiries, contact the PSL Secretariat at 09328800400/09267204153 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission of entries is on June 21.
PSL is accredited by the Federation of School Sports of the Philippines, an affiliate to Federation International Sports University.