More than 500 swimmers will be vying for World University
Games berths in the 71st Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Leg Series dubbed as 2014 Pamaskong Handog beginning today at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City.
“We are now completing our lineup for the World University Games. It’s a world-class competition and we want out swimmers experience this once in a lifetime experience,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Besides the Summer Universiade scheduled next year in Gwangju, South Korea, slots for international competitions in Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and India are up for grabs.
So far, there are swimmers from Southern Tagalog Region, Western Visayas Region, Bicol Region and National Capital Region, who qualify to the Universiade.
Medals and trophies will be given to the top finishers in the 6-under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18-over age bands.
Part of the program is the announcement of candidates for the Coach of the Year, Swimmer of the Year (boys and girls), Rookie of the Year (boys and girls) and Most Improved Swimmer of the Year (boys and girls) awards.
“Our swimmers have worked hard this year just to give honors to our country. It’s time to give them recognition for their efforts and sacrifices through these awards,” added Papa.
The PSL is the National University Sports Association for Colleges and Universities accredited to Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP) and internationally affiliated to Federation International Sports University (FISU).