Twenty-eight Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standouts will be donning the national colors in the 22nd SSC Open Invitational Midget Meet slated on September 10 to 11 at the Singapore Swimming Club competition pool in Singapore.
Leading the star-studded cast are veteran international campaigners Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy, Aubrey Tom of International Learning Academy of Cainta, Joey Del Rosario of De La Salle-Zobel and Estelle Margaret Mendez of Hollistic Learning Academy.
Dula has won three-straight Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) titles in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong while Tom and Del Rosario recently bagged the MOS awards in Singapore.
“This is part of our grassroots development program. We send them abroad to compete against their foreign counterparts to further hone their skills. They’re being pushed to their limits since they’re not just competing for their teams or schools, they’re competing for our country,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Also in the team are Ma. Alaina Celine Arquiza, Louisse Lana Ballesteros, Jieon Andre Balota, Armaine Victoria Bayubay, Tara Beard, Zevastiane Grey Buhain, Ember Kirsten Cahigan, Aizen John Episcope, Samantha Gail Inkee, Master Charles Janda, Joshua Ezekiel Jordan, Princess Jasmine Moelter, Miguel Alfonso Mujar, Noel Jazen Nunez, Naomi Kim Quiambao, Lorenzo Yvanliel Regalado, Kate Zaira Roberto, Simone Toira Rosayaga, Asha Segotier, Thyrone Somera, Gregory Miles Sumile, Triza Haileyana Tabamo, Euri Sean Raphael Torrefiel and Jaden Will Valin.
PSL wants to sustain its impressive showing in international competitions.
Recently, the Filipino tankers won 79 gold medals and bagged the overall championship title in the Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship.
“Some of the kids competing in Midget were members of our team in Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship. They’re in high spirits, raring to compete again and win medals for our country,” added Papa.
PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).