Soguilon, Tom test mettle in Phuket Championship

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Kyla Soguilon and Aubrey Tom

Kyla Soguilon and Aubrey Tom

Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standouts Kyla Soguilon of Aklan and Aubrey Tom of Marikina will be donning the national colors in the 2015 Phuket International Swimming Championship scheduled on March 27 to 29 in Thailand.

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The 10-year-old Soguilon takes part in seven events including the girls’ 10 years 200-meter open water category. She will also see action in the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 100m back- stroke, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.

For her part, Tom will compete in the 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle.

“The competition will take place at the world class facilities in Phuket, Thailand which is considered as one of the finest aquatics facilities in Asia. The championship is open to Asian Pacific region and one of Asia’s classic races for age groupers,” said PSL President Susan Papa.

Medals will be awarded to the first, second and third placers while trophies are up for grabs for swimmers who got the highest points after the competition.

“The two girls are ready to compete and will try to break Philippine Swimming record in their age category. It will be the first time for Tom to be exposed in international competition and I know that she will do great,” said Papa, who will accompany Soguilon and Tom along with PSL Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa, Victoria Soguilon and Shirley Tom.

“Also in this competition, they will get a chance to see the Dutch and Hungarian national teams currently training in Thanyapura, Thailand,” Papa added.

After the Phuket tournament Soguilon will join the 10-member PSL squad that will be participating in the 2015 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth Australia slated on April 1 to 8.

The PSL is the national sports swimming association for universities and colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) —an internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).

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