The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) will be holding for the first time its own motivational swimming competition for young swimmers from Capiz and Roxas City.
The event will be staged by the PSL in coordination with the Region 6-Western Visayas chapter led by Jose “Pepe” Borres, the team manager/president of the Capiz Turbo Shark swimming team. It is part of the continuing advocacy and development program of the PSL to develop young Filipino swimmers and increase participation in swimming as a grassroots sport.
The tournament is open to boys and girls, aged six years and above, in an effort to encourage the participation of young swimmers.
“It is the continuing series of our regional program as we go all out to promote swimming all over the country. We have started it with the Bicol region, Southern Tagalog, Central Visayas and moving forward to Western Visayas,” Papa said.
Papa added that they are in a process of completing the PSL’s nationwide network with the appointment of regional directors from 15 regions all over the country.
Under the PSL blueprint, regional chapters will stage their monthly tournaments under the guidance of the PSL. The PSL, on the other hand, will concentrate on national and international competitions.
“We will build a strong swimming community in Capiz. We will try to hold competitions every other month to come up with a strong representation in our national event,” said Borres.
After the Capiz leg, the next competition will be hosted by Aklan in April.
“We will choose potential swimmers from this region and hopefully we will bring them to International competition in Hong Kong and Singapore,” Papa said.
Swimming clubs and individual swimmers who have not registered may still join the event. Interested participants may contact the PSL office at 5563408 or 09267204153 or email@example.com.