The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) is bracing for another busy schedule next year in an effort to give ample exposure to the young athletes.
PSL President Susan Papa said the association is mapping out a concrete program for the promising swimmers, which she considers as the future of Philippine swimming.
“Right now, we’re getting a lot of invitations to compete abroad. But due to limited funding, but we’re just selecting tournaments where our athletes could gain. The athletes need this [exposure]one to strengthen their physical and mental toughness,” said Papa.
The 2014 Age-Group Swimming Championships in Cape Town, South Africa, the Hong Kong Swimming Championships in Victoria, Hong Kong and the 2014 Singapore Invitational Swimming Tournament in Singapore City are among the tournaments the PSL will be joining.00
The PSL swimming team is fresh from winning 28 gold medals in the 2013 Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC)—Invitational Swimming Championships held at the RBSC swimming pool in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ma. Claire Adorna and Sean Terrence Zamora led the individual old medallists with seven and six, respectively.
The other gold medallists were Joy Rodgers, (two golds in girls’ 15-Over), Angela Villamil (2 golds in girls’ 13-14), Yuri Ilustre (two golds in boys’ 13-14), Charles Ticbaen (2 golds in boys’ 9 years old), Emmanuel Joshua Lorbes (one gold in boys’ 15-Over), Jifrey Azor (one gold in boys’ 15-Over), the girls’ 8-Under 200m medley relay, girls’ 15-Over 200m medley relay, boys’ 15-Over 200m medley relay, girls’ 8-under 200m freestyle relay, boys’ 13-14 200m freestyle relay and girls’ 15-Over 200m freestyle relay, boys’ 11-12 200m freestyle relay.
“A lot of them have improved their records. We just have to keep on giving them proper training and exposure to further hone their skills,” added Papa.