Tuesday, April 26, 2011

8 UC swimmers to compete in Olango Challenge

8 UC swimmers to compete in Olango Challenge
By Mars G. Alison
Cebu Daily News
April 26, 2011

Eight swimmers from the University of Cebu (UC) will be participating in the 4th Olango Challenge “Swim for Nature, Swim for the Future” slated April 30 at the Tambuli East beach resort.

Seeing action in the six-kilometer competitive category are Michael David, Paula Abigail Vega, Cristine Indaya and Jerose Rosadd.

Trying their luck in the 2k competitive category are Noel Cañeda, Trina Cañeda, Romylin Nina Ignacio and Joyce Huguete.

All eight tankers are also members of the Cebu Blue Marlins (CBM) Swimming Club.

This open-water marathon swimming contest is one of the three sporting activities held in line with Lapu-Lapu City ’s annual celebration of the Kadaugan sa Mactan.

Aside from the Olango Challenge, a FUNRUN4JAPAN and a chess tournament will also be held.

The Olango Swim is organized by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in partnership with the Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (PASA). It is a fund-raising activity for the benefit of Olango residents. It is also aimed as a talent identification for the national training pool; advocacy for a clean and safe environment and to promote drowning prevention.

The competition will also have a fun category in 6k and 2k distances and a relay category.

First placers in the 6K and 2K competitive category will pocket P10,000 and P3,000 respectively in both divisions while the relay champion will get P3,000. Cash prizes will also be given to the second and third placers.

In the fun category, 6K and 2K top finishers will get P7,000 and P2,500, respectively, also in both divisions while the second and third placers will also get cash prizes.