The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) will continue searching for talents as it goes to Baguio City for the 86th National Series dubbed as the Baguio Halloween Swim Meet on Octo-ber 31 at the Athle- tic Bowl Swimming Pool Complex.
The one-day event hosted by the Baguio Penguins Swim Club spearheaded by Anto-nette Reyes Cheng, will serve as qualifying for the prestigious Summer World University Games as well as international tournaments such as the Phuket Invitational Swimming Championship in Thailand and the Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Australia.
“This will be the first visit of Philippine swimming to Baguio and we hope to qualify swimmers there going to Universiade. The Baguio City Sports Promotion and Development Council sponsored the use of the pool as the council is set to frame a unified sports code as if standardize its function in the sports development in the summer capital,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
More than 200 tankers are expected to participate in the competition led by veteran international campaigner Nathan Cheng.
“Nathan has been with the Philippine Swimming League in many international competitions in Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Thailand, and now looking forward to the World University Games 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan,” added Papa.
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers by age band while trophies await the Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees.
“PSL would like to thank Councilor Peter Fianza, Fred Bagbagen, Elmer Datuin, Joel Alangsab, Leandro Yangot Jr, Faustino Olawan and Michael Lawana for opening the gates to PSL and Baguio Penguins,” Papa said.
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).