The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) will be holding its 87th National Series dubbed as the 8th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championship scheduled on December 5 to 6 at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.
The two-day meet will serve as qualifying for the prestigious 2017 Summer World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan as well as major international tournaments the PSL has lined up next year including the Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth, Australia.
“The Philippine Swimming League is creating programs with the intention to provide opportunities and appropriate training and educational intervention essential in establishing ‘long-term growth’ and we are thankful that there are lots of people who support our program especially Sen. Nikki Coseteng,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
So far, there are 198 candidates from all over the country who made it to the initial list for Universiade.
Besides the Universiade, the other international events are the Phuket Thailand Invitational Swimming Championship, the Hong Kong Stingrays Swimming Meet and the Japan Spring Swimming Championship.
“Swimmers are excited to compete every time there is a Sen. Nikki Coseteng Championship as they are excited to be awarded with the huge medal. We’re happy every time we see smiles on their faces,” added Papa.
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers by age band while trophies await the Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees. Two swimmers (one male and one female) with the highest International
Swimming Federation (FINA) points will receive the Presidential Trophies and P1,500 cash incentive each while the swimmer with the most number of records broken will get a separate Presidential Trophy.
For more details, interested parties may contact the PSL secretariat – 09328800400 or 09267204153.
PSL is fresh from successful campaign in the 2015 Japan Invitational Swimming Championship held in Tokyo, winning 19 golds, 10 silvers and 10 bronzes.
PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).
EMIL C. NOGUERA