PSL tankers aim for 10 gold in Phuket meet


Philippine Swimming League (PSL) President Susan Papa has predicted a 10-gold output in the 2015 Phuket International Swimming Championship beginning on Friday in Thanyapura, Thailand.

PSL standouts Kyla Soguilon and Aubrey Tom has already started their conditioning in Phuket in preparation for the three-day meet.

“We expect to bring home 10 golds from our young swimmers by the grace of God. The kids are excited after seeing the world-class competition venue,” said Papa.

Both Soguilon and Tom are scheduled to compete on the opening day in the 200-meter and 100m freestyle events.

“Right now we are conditioning them to get ready for the competition and well prepared by their respective coaches, Manny de Leon from Aklan Team and Joel Villa of Marikina Aquabears. They are well prepared,” Papa said.

“The Thanyapura provided a great environment for racing fast, and focused on developing the swimmers and coaches of the swimming spirit, this will be a great experience for both swimmers who will compete for the first time in Phuket,” she said.

The Phuket meet serves as warm up for Soguilon who will also join the 10-member PSL squad in the 2015 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth Australia slated on April 1 to 8.

“The two swimmers both looking forward of winning the Most Outstanding Swimmer awards in their age groups. These two swimmers are both disciplined and righteous. We are giving them the right strong foundation of good manners and right conduct,” added Papa.

The other Perth-bound tankers are Male Swimmer of the Year Sean Terence Zamora, Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh, Drew Benett Magbag, Martin Jacob Pupos, Stephen Guzman, Rio Lorenzo Malapitan, Julian Pupos, Aalia Jaire Espejo and Paul Christian Cusing.

The PSL is the national sports swimming association for universities and colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP)—an internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).


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