The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) will stage its 96th National Series with the Novice and Motivational Meet scheduled on June 11 at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.
More than 100 swimmers have already confirmed attendance with high hopes of making it to the PSL team going to different international competitions including in Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Japan.
“The tournament will serve as basis to select swimmers for our international competitions. A lot of novice swimmers are improving from time to time and we want to give them proper exposure to further develop their skills and confidence,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
All winners will be awarded with medals while the Most Outstanding Swimmers in each age band.
“We are doing this to sustain our grassroots development program. We want to identify potential swimmers, to train and guide them properly for future international competitions,” added Papa.
Motivational participants will compete in 100m Individual Medley, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle while Novice swimmers will vie for medals in 25m butterfly, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m breaststroke (with kickboard), 25m freestyle and 25m freestyle (with kickboard).
“This is open to all. Everyone can participate with no membership requirement. We want to provide excellent program to swimmers to further develop their individual potential so that they will achieve high level of competitiveness. To inspire and enable swimmers to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life,” Papa stressed.
“I want to develop youth as fully integrated members of society not just for the promotion of swimming but also for the development of young generation,” she ended.
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).