psl--group20140331The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) is bracing for a busy schedule in April as it stages two important local tournaments and a participation in an international event in Australia.

    A total of 1,284 medals are at stake in the PSL League Series 2014 scheduled on April 12 to 13 at the Diliman Preparatory School in Quezon City.

    The PSL then goes to Western Visayas anew with the staging of the 1st Congressman Ted Haresco Jr. Swimming Cup on April 26 to 27 in Aklan. The first day of the competition will be held in Kalibo for the regular pool swimming competition while the second day will be in Boracay for the open water swim.

    The tournaments will serve as tryout to select PSL’s representative to the Philippine National Games and Batang Pinoy as well as tournaments in Hong Kong, Singapore and 2015 World Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

    “PSL has gone a long way, this competition is something different, we will be motivating the young swimmers, coaches and parents as well. There will be 1,284 pieces of medals at stake. The most number of medals I can think of in any competitions. I am proud to say that PSL is the very first sports that did it,” PSL President Susan Papa.

    The PSL is also gearing up for the 2014 Australia Swimming Championship on April 19 to 20 in Perth, Australia.

    “It is a busier year for PSL as we have to come up with two or three in a month in local competitions and if there will be an international competitions we have to prepare documentations, booking swimmers and coaches in their flight and accommodations,” stressed Papa.

    “And it is more complicated if visa is required such as like the one in Australia. But no complaints because the busier we get it just mean we are doing a lot of positive things in PSL,” added Papa.

    The PSL is the national sports association affiliated with the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines, and holds the longest running grassroots developmental program.


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