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FINIS Long Course Luzon leg today in Clark

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photo: The top two swimmers in the Mindanao leg in Zamboanga City.

OVER 200 young swimmers from 22 clubs and associations troop to the New Clark City Olympic-size swimming pool in Capas, Tarlac as action in the FINIS Philippines-organized Long Course Swimming Championship Luzon leg blast off this weekend.

FINIS Philippines Managing Director Vince Garcia said Brand Ambassadors and National members Kyla Soguilon, Marcus DeKam and Juniors record holder Jamesray Ajido and Jasmine ‘Water Beast’ Mojdeh are invited to give inspirational messages in the opening ceremony set at 8am.

“Our FINIS brand ambassadors are all product of grassroots swimming program supported by the company. They came along way and their presence will boosts the morale of the young swimmers who are all wants to follow their footsteps,” said Garcia, an active triathlete and ‘Godfather’ to TODO Para Triathletes team.

The best swimmers in the Luzon leg will qualify as NCR representatives in the National Championships slated December 17-18 also in New Clark City. They slug it out with champions from the Visayas and Mindanao leg previously held in Las Paz, Iloilo, and Zamboanga City, respectively.

“Exciting ito, dahil yung mga tops swimmers natin masusubok sila sa mga top swimmers from our previous series sa Visayas and Mindanao for the National Finals. This will make them proud as they represent their respective region. Aside from this, tatangap sila ng medalya na talagang ginawa namin na pang-international standard,” added Garcia.

As to date, some of the teams already confirmed are Angeles City, Baguio Invictus, Bulacan Water Dragons, Cainta Alpha, Dax Swim, Ilocos Urban, Manta Ray Swim Team, Marikina Poseidon, Viking, Pampanga, Baguio, St. Mary Swim Team, and Joey Andaya Swim Club which has the biggest number of swimmers with 24.

Garcia also recommend participants coming from the North to take the SCTEx Concepcion-Magalang exit, proceed to MacArthur Highway southbound, then take Capas Cloverleaf Interchange going to the access road.

While participants from the South/Metro Manila may take SCTEx Dolores Exit, proceed to MacArthur Highway northbound, then take Capas Cloverleaf Interchange going to the access road.

“Make sure that you install the provided “FINIS SWIMMER” sign at the windshield of your  service vehicle,” Garcia said.

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