More than 500 young swimmers will vie for supremacy in the Philippine Swimming League’s (PSL) 118th National Series – Motivational and Novice Swimming Meet beginning today at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City.
Swimmers from Cavite, Zambales, Parañaque, Pampanga, Quezon, Bicol, Quezon City, Manila, Marikina,
Baguio and other teams from Visayas and Mindanao are expected to show up in the tournament which is open to all swimmers ages 6-under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15-over in boys and girls.
“This motivational program of the PSL helps a lot of coaches, parents and swimmers sustain their interest to continue to train, as they are very motivated as they keep on improving their times inch by inch in each competition and winning,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Trophies and medals will be awarded to the Most Outstanding Swimmers.
“Even it is difficult for us to hold a monthly competition for our newly found potential swimmers, we are keeping the program as our swimming community continue to grow,” added Papa.
The PSL aims to discover fresh talents for international competitions including in the Singapore Invitational Swimming Meet, Hong Kong Stingrays Swimming Championship and Japan Age-Group Swimming Championship.
“Each month more coaches and swimmers coming to the PSL because they realized that we have better and efficient programs to offer. We are also open to all – with free membership,” Papa added.
Among the products of the PSL Motivational and Novice program are Swimmers of the Year Marc Bryan Dula and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh as well as PSL Junior Hall of Famer Kyla Soguilon, Lee Grant Cabral, Albert Sermonia and Paul Christian King Cusing who are consistently winning gold medals in international competitions.
The PSL is recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission as an official swimming association in the country following its impressive grassroots development program that aims to train talented swimmers for future international competitions.
It is also accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines – an affiliate of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).