Sports Information:
 Swimming

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Overview


The discipline of swimming is a water-based sport wherein individuals or teams race to a certain length using required strokes to the fastest possible time. It is considered as one of the five disciplines in the generalized umbrella of the sport of aquatics.
Governing Body: Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) (Official Site)
 

History


Swimming is a skill developed by humans since time immemorial as a means of being able to cross bodies of water such as rivers and lakes – a fact widely based on cave paintings dating back from around 14 000 years ago during the Stone Age. Written records of the sport from 2000 BC likewise exists. Competitive swimming is not widely practised. However, in early 1800s The National Swimming Society of Great Britain began holding competitions in man-made indoor pools. Such competitions became popular in England and it led to the formation of Amateur Swimming Association in 1880. Most early swimmers used the breastroke (or a similar form). It was not until
 

Playing Field


Note: Spectator transport information are given assuming one comes from the University (Diliman campus).
 Public Transportation:
• via EDSA/Alabang: Take a UP-Philcoa (can also be -Pantranco or -SM North) jeepney on one of the loading points in the University. Alight at the Petron gas station at Philcoa area. Take a bus going to Alabang. Alight at the Metropolis Bus Station. Board a bus going to Sta. Rosa, Laguna (a signboard reads Los Baños/College). Alight at Lopez Avenue. Walk a few meters straight and turn right to El Danda Street. You may board a pedicab or walk a few more meters to Trace College.
• via Quezon Avenue/Taft: Take a UP-Philcoa (can also be -Pantranco or -SM North) jeepney on one of the loading points in the University. Take an FX going to Buendia and alight at the bus terminal near Buendia LRT station. Board a bus going to Sta. Rosa, Laguna (a signboard reads Los Baños/College). Alight at Lopez Avenue. Walk a few meters straight and turn right to El Danda Street. You may board a pedicab or walk a few more meters to Trace College.
• via Katipunan/Taft: Take a UP-Katipunan jeepney on one of the loading points in the University. Alight at the terminal (near Mini-stop, under the bridge). Take the LRT Line 2. Either way, alight at the Recto station of LRT-2 and take the connecting pathway to LRT Line 1. Board LRT-1 and alight at Buendia station. The bus terminal is across the street. Board a bus going to Sta. Rosa, Laguna (a signboard reads Los Baños/College). Alight at Lopez Avenue. Walk a few meters straight and turn right to El Danda Street. You may board a pedicab or walk a few more meters to Trace College.
 

Equipment


Season Pass: P 300
Daily Admission: P 100
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