More than 300 swimmers will be seeing action in the 68th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Leg Series dubbed as 1st Mayor Roderick Alcala Swimming Challenge scheduled on Sunday at the Ouan’s The Farm Resort in Lucena City.
The event will serve as tryout for Southern Tagalog Region swimmers vying for slots in the 28th Summer Universiade 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea as well as tournaments in Thailand, Australia, China and Hong Kong.
“This swim meet will encourage participation along with great competition for swimmers ages 8 and under up to Master’s Level.
This is open to all. Everyone can join, participate and submit their entries,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Ninety-six most outstanding swimmers trophies will be given away in the Class A, Class B, Class C and Class Motivational categories.
The champion team gets P3,000 while the runner-up takes home P2,000 and the third placer receives P1,0000.
“We’re bringing the PSL Leg Series to provinces to give them a chance to showcase their skills and the opportunity to get slots for some international tournaments that we’ll be joining next year especially the Summer Universiade in South Korea,” added Papa.
The PSL is the National University Sports Association for Colleges and Universities accredited by the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines—the sole body affiliated to Federation International Sports University.
“We have a lot of local and international tournaments next year and we want these young swimmers to experience a high-level of competition and give them the opportunity to represent our country,” stressed Papa.
This year, the PSL has been successful in international competitions in South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. The team will be competing in Bangkok, Thailand in November.