The search for talented young swimmers continues on March 22 as the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) goes to Bicol with the staging of its 55th Leg Series dubbed as the 1st Commodore Jaime C. Jimenez Sr. Swim Meet.
The PSL, the national sports association for swimming of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), holds the tournament in an effort to discover fresh talents.
FESSAP is the recognized body of the International Sports Federation (FISU) and is working closely with the PSL, the only organization that has a longest organized swimming grassroots developmental program in the Philippines.
“We are happy to host the PSL Leg series here in at Mariner’s Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, and that we are ready to show case our school and the newly-built swimming pool,” Jimenez said.
The competition will serve as tryout for the 28th Summer Universiade to be held in Gwangju , Korea next year as well as for future international competitions in Australia , Hong Kong and Singapore .
“There will be swimmers staying for free right at the school premises and we thank Commodore Jimenez for his generosity,” PSL President Susan Papa said.
The Bicol leg is the second provincial competition of the PSL this year after holding the first in Capiz last month.
The Mariner’s Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Rawis, Legazpi City hosts the one-day event which features swimmers from 6-under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-over.
Medals and trophies will be awarded to the outstanding swimmers and teams.
“The main objective of the PSL is parallel to FISU – Excellence in Body and Mind. This tryout in open to all and no membership is required,” added Papa.
The PSL is planning to send 96 swimmers to the 2015 Universiade.