Swim Festival slated in Davao
The Manila Times
THE third and last leg of the Finis Short Course Swim Competition will be the centerpiece of the Davao del Sur Swim Festival on August 6 to 7 in Mati, Digos City, Davao del Sur. Organized by Finis Philippines, in collaboration with the provincial government of Davao del Sur led by Gov. Yvonne Rona-Cagas, the Swim Festival will start with the culmination of the Finis Short Course Swim Championship — the Mindanao leg — at the Davao del Sur Olympic Size Pool inside the newlyconstructed Gov. Douglas RA Cagas Sports, Cultural and Business Complex in Mati, Digos City, Davao del Sur. “Finis is offering the best program for homegrown talents. Because we focus on giving regular swimmers a chance to compete in a global-type of environment. Here they are like participating in an international event, from medals, equipment and technical people we based it to an international organized event,” said Finis Philippines managing director Vince Garcia. “We at Finis are helping to create a program at the grassroots, with the number of talented people in the Philippines, we’re hoping that the NSA’s will help homegrown talents so that they can compete in the competition abroad.” The top 16 swimmers in each leg will compete in the National Finals on August 20 to 21 in New Clark City, Tarlac. The Finis Passig Islet 5K Open Water Swim Challenge, meanwhile, is scheduled on August 27 and the Kids of Steel Triathlon Finis Green Aquathlon (kids and adults) on August 28 in Digos City.