More than 200 young tankers will be seeing action in the 96th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series Novice and Motivational Meet scheduled today at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.
Teams from Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna, Aklan, Cebu, Mindoro and National Capital Region have already confirmed attendance in the tournament which will serve as qualifying for international competitions.
More than 500 medals are up for grabs in the 100m Individual Medley, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle for motivational and 25m butterfly, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m breaststroke (with kickboard), 25m freestyle and 25m freestyle (with kickboard) for novice category.
According to PSL President Susan Papa, the association is preparing for two major international events – the SICC Invitational Swimming Championship in August in Singapore and the 2016 SSC Midget Meet Swimming Competition in September also in Singapore.
“We want to pick swimmers as early as possible. We already have a number of swimmers who qualified in our previous competitions but we are still opening the doors to other potential swimmers,” stressed Papa.
Medals will be awarded to the top three tankers in each event while special medals will be given to all finishers. Trophies also await the Most Outstanding Swimmers in each age bracket.
“This competition is open to all swimmers. We don’t have any restrictions. As long as they are interested and willing to improve your craft, we’re here to guide them. The reason why PSL was created because we are trying to free it from the hands of unrighteousness. The reason why we open swimming for all and that anyone can join our competition. That it is not for members only. It is time for a change in the national association,” added Papa.
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).