The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) stages its 65th Leg Series with the PSL-Magnolia Motivational Meet on August 30 to 31 at the Diliman Preparatory School in Quezon City.
Some 200 swimmers have already confirmed attendance with high hopes of making it to the PSL team going to Thailand in November for the 2014 Royal Bangkok Swimming Meet.
“The tournament will serve as basis to select swimmers for the Bangkok competition in November. A lot of novice swimmers are improving from time to time and we want to give them proper exposure to further develop their skills and confidence,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The Class C and Novice categories will be on the first day (Saturday) while the Class A and B events are scheduled on the second day (Sunday).
All winners will be awarded with medals while the Most Outstanding Swimmers in each age band get a trophy and a PSL shirt.
The champion team will pocket the P3,000 top purse while the second and third placers get P2,000 and P1,000, respectively.
“This is open to all. Everyone can participate with no membership requirement. “We want to provide excellent program to swimmers to further develop their individual potential so that they will achieve high level of competitiveness. To inspire and enable swimmers to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life,” added Papa.
After the PSL-Magnolia Motivational Meet, the PSL goes to Capiz for the 66th Leg Series dubbed as “2nd Langoy Capiz Swim Meet” on September 20 to 21 at the Villareal Sports Complex in Roxas City, Capiz.
“I want to develop youth as fully integrated members of society not just for the promotion of swimming but also for the development of young generation,” stressed Papa.