PSL to hold Universiade qualifier for NCR


Swimmers from the National Capital Region get a chance to qualify to the 2017 Summer World University Games when the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) holds its 85th National Series dubbed as the All-School Swim Challenge on October 17 at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.

Besides the World University Games, the event will also serve as tryout for international tournaments in Phuket Invitational Swim Meet in Thailand, Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth, Australia, and Hong Kong Stingrays Invitational Swimming Championship.

“It’s open to all with no membership requirement. We want our young talented swimmers from different colleges and universities to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity competing in the prestigious Summer World University Games,” said PSL President Susan Papa.

Forty-nine swimmers were able to take part in the 2015 edition of the Summer World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea in July.

But Papa wants to maximize the country’s participation in the 2017 edition to be held in Taipei, Taiwan as she’s aiming to send 96 tankers (48 male and 48 female).

“We are going to different parts of the country to ensure that we are giving equal opportunity to qualify for the Universiade. We already have qualifiers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and they are all excited to be part of the competition,” added Papa.

Two swimmers (one male and one female) with the highest International Swimming Federation (FINA) points will receive the Presidential Trophies and P1,500 cash incentive each while the swimmer with the most number of records broken will get a separate Presidential Trophy.

Registration is ongoing.

The deadline of submission of entries is on October 10.

For more details, interested parties may contact 09328800400 or 09267204153 or via email at

PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines, internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University.


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