The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) has tied up with Mariners in an effort to strengthen its grassroots development program in the Bicol Region.
Bicol, known as typhoon belt area, awakens a Survival Program through Mariners’ Polytechnic College under Commodore Dante Jimenez by building a swimming/survival training pool at Rawis Legazpi.
PSL President and Founder, Susan Papa led the ribbon cutting together with Capt. Leopoldo Tenorio and PSL Secretary General Dr. Maria Susan Benasa.
The Mariners’ Legazpi Swimming/Survival training pool is dedicated to students, cadets and cadettes of Mariners Polytechnic College for their survival training exercise and physical fitness program to enhance Maritime competencies stipulated in the Standard Trainings, Certification and Watchkeeping.
During the opening ceremony, PSL swimmer and student of Mariners Polytechnic College Jifrey Azur, shows his prowess thru exhibition of different swimming strokes.
Azur was the Most Outstanding Swimmer for his age-group in the 50th PSL Leg series last November.
He was chosen by the PSL to represent the country in the Royal Bangkok Swim Meet held in Bangkok Thailand. He won a gold medal in the boys’ 15-Over 100-meter backstroke.
“It is his first time to compete abroad, and we are proud of him. We will continue to support him in his swimming endeavor,” said Commodore Jimenez.
”Azur will participate in the forthcoming biennial world university games called Summer Universiade 2015, to be held in Gwangju, South Korea,” assured Papa.
“His bold effort embodies the courageous and resilient spirit of a Filipino and opportunity was given for financially challenge yet highly deserving athletes to train, developed and to be able to compete internationally as parallel to the mission and vision of Philippine Swimming League,” added Papa.