Philippine amateur swimming association

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The Filipinos needed the motivation to appreciate swimming as a competitive sport. This is due to the fact that their ancestors were sea-faring people owing to the more than 7, islands which compose this country. The American military men introduced swimming as a comparative sport in the country. Through the pioneering efforts of YMCA leaders working among the American military forces, the rudiments of the sports were impressed upon the Filipinos who saw in the construction of the first swimming pool in the country at Fort McKinley YMCA. The next year, the meet was opened to Filipino swimmers.

Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation

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The Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation was organized in a permanent basis in as a result of the gaining of foothold of athletics in the Philippine Islands which was caused by American influence since The early proponents of the PAAF meant not only to promote athletics in the whole archipelago but in the whole Far East. The first Filipino Olympian was David Nepomuceno who participated in Athletics in the m and m sprints events at the Summer Olympics in Paris. The recognition was a year after swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso won the Philippines' first Olympic medal —a bronze in the meters breaststroke event at the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. With the approval of the Republic Act No. Quezon who succeeded Forbes and served from to Padilla served as the first president of the POC from until

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Since the birth of Philippine Swimming League PSL , it has nothing in mind but to develop swimming champions capable of winning in international competitions like the Asian Games and the Olympics. The Southeast Asian Games is an easy task because Filipino tankers are at par with their Southeast Asian counterparts. Why not? Our country is an archipelago consisting of 7, islands. But lack of grassroots development program, corruption and incompetence among sports officials get in the way of developing Filipino champion swimmers of international caliber.