The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) started its intensive training camp on Sunday at The Mills Country Club in Morningfields, Carmeltown in Laguna as part of the association’s preparation for international competitions in Hong Kong and Singapore.
The swimmers have two sessions each day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – under Susan Papa Swim Academy coaches headed by no less than PSL President Susan Papa.
“The swimmers are staying at The Mills country Club bordered by naturally refreshing surroundings coupled with breathtaking views of the Tagaytay Ridge and Mount Makiling,” said Papa.
”It is very comfortable for all of us having the camp here at Mills, waking up early is no longer a problem as we are five meters away from the pool. The kids are inspired because they are experiencing new heights if luxury at the camp venue as it offers a revitalizing treat for both mind and body,” she added.
The PSL tankers are revving up for the 2015 Hong Kong Stingrays Swimming Championships on May 29 to 31 as well as the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea in July and the 2015 Singapore Swimming Championships in August.
“Masarap mag-practice dito. We have plenty food, ang lamig at ang ganda ng lugar at tulugan namin. I’m looking forward to use all the techniques I am learning here in the upcoming competition on May 17,” said Marc Bryan Dula, a consistent Most Outstanding Swimmer awardee and a veteran of many international competitions.
“My target right now is to improve my time and break some records in my age group. It’s kind of fulfilling every time you improve you personal best as well as nailing a new record,” stressed Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh, a member of the eight-member team seeing action in Hong Kong tournament.
The 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).