More than 300 tankers have already signed up for the 166th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Swimming Championships Class AB and C Category slated on November 23 to 24 at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City.
The country’s finest young swimmers will be battling it out for supremacy in the 6-under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15-over age bands for girls and boys.
Tarlac’s Trizia Tabamo and Masville National High School standout Marc Bryan Dula banner the list of participants in the tournament that serves as tryout to select swimmers who will represent the country in international competitions in Singapore, Japan and United Arab Emirates.
“I want to give priorities and directions of promoting swimming and development and emphasizing on grassroots participation. Through this, we will be able to discover and develop young swimmers for future international tournaments,” said PSL president Alexandre Papa.
Medals and trophies will be given to the top finishers in each age-band.
The two-day meet is open to all with no membership requirement.
For the past years, the PSL has been successful in different international competitions in South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, China, United States, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Japan and Canada.
Participants from Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Capiz, National Capital Region, Cavite, Davao, Baguio, Laguna, Pampanga, Quezon and Mindoro are coming in to vie for honors and pride in the two-day event supported by The Manila Times.
“The grassroots development program of PSL continues. We just want to continue the legacy of my sister coach Susan Papa. She started it back in 2010 and we are happy that we’re able to develop a number of talented swimmers,” added Papa.