The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) continues its grassroots development program in Western Visayas Region as it stages its 66th Leg Series dubbed 2nd Langoy Capiz Swim Meet scheduled on September 20 to 21 at the Villareal Stadium in Roxas City.
The two-day meet is open to all swimmers and will serve as qualifying for the prestigious World University Games to be held in Gwangju, South Korea and the 2014 Royal Bangkok Swimming Meet in Thailand.
It will be hosted by the Capiz Turbo Sharks.
“We are looking for talented swimmers who will be given the chance to represent our country in international level. We want them to set their goals high. Don’t aim for medals in local tournaments, aim for medal in international competitions,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The PSL chief also announced the appointment of PSL Western Visayas Regional Director Pepe Borres and Secretary General Paul Bongco.
Trophies and medals will be awarded to the Most Outstanding Swimmers in each age group (6-under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-over for boys and girls).
The PSL has discovered young talented in some parts of the region including Aklan standouts Kyla Soguilon, Kobe Soguilon, Emanuel Jelankarlo and Michael Gabriel Lozada.
“This is just to continue our grassroots development program as we believe that there are lots of talented swimmers in this region. We want to democratize swimming in the country. All interested swimmers are welcome to join,” added Papa.
The PSL has been successful in major international competitions this year. It started its impressive showing in the 2014 Western Cape Swimming Gala held in Cape Town, South Africa where they won 18 gold medals in February.
One month later, the team went to Perth, Australia and won 21 gold medals in the Australia Swimming Championship All Stars Challenge. They also bagged eight golds in the Hong Kong Invitational Swimming Championship in April and a glittering 69-gold output in the Singapore Invitational Swimming Meet in August.
Recently, the PSL won one gold, one silver and one bronze in the Singapore Open Midget Meet with Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh winning the country’s first gold in the tournament.