PSL to host ‘Challenges in Swimming’ seminar

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Former Senator Nikki Coseteng

Former Senator Nikki Coseteng

The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) in cooperation with Diliman Preparatory School (DPS) will host a seminar titled “Challenges in Swimming” scheduled on March 22 at the DPS in Quezon City.

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The program starts at 8:30 a.m. at the DPS High School Audio-Visual Room. Former Senator Nikki Coseteng, the honorary chairman of PSL, will talk about the current status of Philippine sports while PSL board member and regional director of Region V lawyer Ma. Teresa Mahiwo will tackle the Law in Sports (PSC-R.A. 6847).

“We have to start moving in 2015 and has to build a strong foundation among coaches, parents and swimmers. I see the problem and conflict, it is sad to say that knowledge is the problem. The lack of strong foundation and knowledge will bring everyone down the drain,” PSL President Susan Papa said

“We have to go back to basics, I have to start with good manners and right conducts among our participants, the respect is very important between the coaches, parents and swimmers. We have conflicts on that aspect especially to others who have been swimmers before the birth of PSL,” she added.

PSL Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa will deliver an introductory speech discussing the “Birth of PSL” while Gary Espejo will lead the invocation.

One of the highlights of the seminar is the presentation of swimmers going to Phuket, Thailand and Perth, Australia. The uniforms will be handed to the swimmers by Vince Garcia, representative of Finis and owner of Wet Shop.

Kyla Soguilon of Aklan will be honored by Garcia as one of the models in swimming, citing her achievements as the Junior Athlete of the Year and Tony Siddayao awardee by the Philippine Sportswriters Association.

Issues and concerns will be tackled toward the end of the seminar, according to Papa.

The PSL is the 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 and recognized by the Commission on Higher Education.

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