The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) resumes its search for World University Games bets as it goes to Bicol Region for the 92nd National Series Bicol Swim Meet scheduled on March 5 at the Mariners Polytechnic University Foundation Swimming Pool in Rawis, Legazpi City.
The will be the first qualifying tournament in the Bicol Region for the World University Games scheduled next year in New Taipei City, Taiwan. It will also serve as basis to select swimmers for international tournaments in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Brazil.
Some of the talents discovered by PSL in Bicol are veteran international campaigners Trisha Oliveros and Jiffrey Azur, who represented the country in some major international competitions.
Oliveros won gold medals in Singapore and Thailand and currently part of the University of the Philippines swimming team for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines while Azur grabbed medals in the Western Cape Swimming Gala held in Cape Town, South Africa two year ago.
“We are hoping that we’ll be able to discover more talents from this region. Isa ang Bicol sa may mga aktibong programa para sa swimming and we are happy that we’re able to share our knowledge to them,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The age categories are six-under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15-over for boys and girls.
The top three finishers will be given medals while the Most Outstanding Swimmers get an individual trophy according to age band.
Trophies will also be awarded to the top three teams.
PSL is fresh from staging its 91st National Series last week at the JJ Leido Jr. Sports Complex in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
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).
EMIL C. NOGUERA