A total of 40 junior tankers composed the Philippine Team who saw action at the 40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last December 9-12; where they brought home a total of 1 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals, enough to place 6th in the medal tally, among nine participating nations.
For the past six years, this is the highest number of swimmers that we have sent to this annual age-group championships in the region.
The last time was in Vietnam in 2011, where the country has sent 47 athletes, and won 4 gold, 5 silver and 8th bronze medals to place 6th in the medal tally, with eight participating nations.
The highest number of swimmers we have assembled in this SEA youth champ since 2002 was in year 2010 in Laguna, Philippines, with 58 swimmers winning 13 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals, and landing 2nd in the medal tally.
Of the 40 junior tankers who saw action in Bangkok, only Maurice Sacho Ilustre has broken a championship record at the three-day championships.
Ilustre broke the 2:04.04 championships record of Thailand’s Navaphat Wongcharoen in the 200m Fly Boys 16-18 event set two years ago, with his silver medal time of 2:03.31. Vietnam’s Nguyen Hoy Hoang though, now holds the record with his 2:01.46 gold medal time.
Of the 40 junior tankers who saw action in Bangkok, three swimmers have delivered Philippine junior record breaking swims.
They are Miranda Renner who now holds the 50m Free (26.88) and 100m Free (59.82) Girls 14-15 PH Junior Records; Bhay Maitland Newberry who now holds the 100m Back (1:08.10) and 200m Back (2:28.69) Girls 13 & Under PH Junior Records; and Christian Sy who now holds the 100m Back (1:01.71) Boys 14-15 PH Junior Record.
Of the 40 junior tankers who saw action in Bangkok, 11 swimmers have delivered at least a single medal for the country.
They are 16-18 Age-Group swimmers Akiva Jose Carino, Maurice Sacho Ilustre, Rafael Barreto, Raissa Regatta Gavino and Nicole Meah Pamintuan; 14-15 Age Group swimmers Christian Sy, Phillip Joaquin Santos, Miranda Renner and Xiandi Chua; and 13 & Under Age-Group swimmers Bhay Maitland Newberry and Camille Lauren Buico,
Renner and Newberry delivered the most number of medals, with four each.
Thirteen-year-old Newberry, the lone gold medalist in the Team, topped the 100m Back event, finished second in 50m and 200m Back, and won the bronze in 50m Free.
Fifteen-year-old Renner, won the silver in the 50m Free, 100m Free and 50m Breast, and a bronze in 50m Free.
Winning two medals each were Ilustre, Barreto, Gavino, Chua and Buico.
Ilustre won a silver in 200m Fly and bronze in 400m IM; Barreto took the bronze in both 50m and 100m Fly; Gavino clinched the silver in both 100m and 200m Breast; Chua delivered a silver in 200m Back and bronze in 400m IM; and Buico snatched the silver in 50m Fly and bronze in 100m Fly.
Winning a bronze medal each were Carino in 200m Back, Sy in 100m Back, Santos in 200m IM, and Pamintuan in 200m Back.
Although this year’s team may have remained 6th in the medal tally, the 22 medal haul at this year’s edition is a great improvement compared to last year’s performance where we only won a total of 11 medals (2 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze). Another gold medal this year though, could have undeniably stamped our success this year.
FINA POINTS PERFORMANCE
At this year’s edition, our Philippine junior tankers a dilvered a total of 11 swims (in an individual event) that breached the 650 FINA Points mark, compared to last year’s two swims.
Last year, only Jeremey Bryan Lim and Xiandi Chua clocked an above 650 FINA Points time, with 659 FINA Points for Lim in 100m Fly and 667 FINA Points for Chua in 400m IM.
This year, six swimmers have produced an above 650 FINA Points swim in Bangkok. They are Maurice Sacho Ilustre, Rafael Barreto, Raissa Regatta Gavino, Nicole Meah Pamintuan, Xiandi Chua and Miranda Renner
The highest FINA Points achieved last year was 667fp by Chua, while this year, the highest FINA Points achieved is 739fp, by Maurice Sacho Ilustre in 200m Fly (2:03.31) event.
These are the above 650 FINA Points Swims at the 40th SEA Age-Group Champs:
1> 739 FINA Points : 02:03.31 : 200m Fly – Maurice Sacho Ilustre
2> 688 FINA Points : 00:26.88 : 50m Free – Miranda Renner
3> 684 FINA Points : 01:55.74 : 200m Free – Maurice Sacho Ilustre
4> 671 FINA Points : 04.11.37 : 400m Free – Maurice Sacho Ilustre
5> 662 FINA Points : 02:09.59 : 200m Free – Miranda Renner
6> 659 FINA Points : 00:59.82 : 100m Free – Miranda Renner
6> 659 FINA Points : 00:33.86 : 50m Breast – Miranda Renner
8> 658 FINA Points : 05.08.58 : 400m IM – Xiandi Chua
9> 657 FINA Points : 00:53.96 : 100m Free – Rafael Barreto
10> 652 FINA Points : 01:00.04 : 100m Free – Nicole Meah Pamintuan
10> 652 FINA Points : 01:14.19 : 50m Breast – Raissa Regatta Gavino
16-18 Age-Group : Top 5 Swimmers by FINA Points
1> 739 FINA Points : 02:03.31 : 200m Fly – Maurice Sacho Ilustre
2> 657 FINA Points : 00:53.96 : 100m Free – Rafael Barreto
3> 652 FINA Points : 01:00.04 : 100m Free – Nicole Meah Pamintuan
3> 652 FINA Points : 01:14.19 : 50m Breast – Raissa Regatta Gavino
5> 633 FINA Points : 04:43.86 : 400m IM – Ianiko Limfilipino
14-15 Age-Group : Top 5 Swimmers by FINA Points
1> 688 FINA Points : 00:26.88 : 50m Free – Miranda Renner
2> 658 FINA Points : 05.08.58 : 400m IM – Xiandi Chua
3> 635 FINA Points : 02:12.60 : 200m IM – Phillip Joaquin Santos
4> 616 FINA Points : 01:01.18 : 100m Free – Althea Michel Baluyut
5> 613 FINA Points : 00:31.85 : 50m Back – Samantha Therese Coronel
13 & Under Age-Group : Top 5 Swimmers by FINA Points
1> 623 FINA Points : 00:31.67 : 50m Back – Bhay Maitland Newberry
2> 603 FINA Points : 01:05.84 : 100m Fly – Camille Lauren Buico
3> 544 FINA Points : 00:36.11 : 50m Breast – Thanya Angelyn Dela Cruz
4> 543 FINA Points : 02:32.02 : 200m Back – Gianna Vivien Garcia
5> 532 FINA Points : 00:33.99 : 50m Back – Shayne Francince Lugay
PERFORMANCE BASED ON NEW PB’s, SEASON’S BEST TIMES AND ENTRY TIMES
Of the 40 tankers in Bangkok, 26 of them have beaten at least one of their entry times; while 18 swimmers have delivered at least one personal best time, 1 has equaled his personal best time, and 3 swimmers have clocked their 2016 season’s best times.
Only one tanker though has delivered a clean sweep, clocking her new personal best times in all of her four individual events. She is no other than Althea Michel Baluyut, with new personal best times in 100m Free, 400m Free, 100m Fly and 200m Fly.
Raphael Henrico Santos and Bhay Maitland Newberry also delivered four sterling swims, clocking three new personal best times each, plus beating one of their entry times; while Miguel Barreto clocked three new personal best times.
Here are our Top Swimmers who have lived-up to the mantra of PinoySwimming dot Com : “To deliver at least one personal best time, or season’s best time or beat their entry time in an INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION!
(1) Althea Michel Baluyut
– New PB : 01:01.18 : 100m Freestyle
– New PB : 04:55.83 : 400m Freestyle
– New PB : 01:07.66 : 100m Butterfly
– New PB : 02:28.32 : 200m Butterfly
(2) Raphael Henrico Santos
– New PB : 00:26.79 : 50m Freestyle
– New PB : 00:58.88 : 100m Freestyle
– New PB : 01:03.92 : 100m Butterfly
– Beat Entry Time of 02:10.80 => 02:07.96 – 200m Freestyle
(2) Bhay Maitland Newberry
– New PB : 01:02.87 : 100m Freestyle
– New PB : 01:08.10 : 100m Backstroke
– New PB : 02:28.69 : 200m Backstroke
– Beat Entry Time of 00:32.31 => 00:31.67 – 50m Backstroke
(4) Miguel Barreto
– New PB : 04:32.39 : 400m Freestyle
– New PB : 02:20.33 : 200m Butterfly
– New PB : 05:06.72 : 400m Individual Medley
(5) Armand Pierre Chan
– New PB : 00:27.85 : 50m Freestyle
– New PB : 02:11.96 : 200m Freestyle
– New SB : 01:07.50 : 100m Backstroke
– New SB : 02:26.74 : 200m Backstroke
(6) Nicole Meah Pamintuan
– New PB : 02:26.38 : 200m Backstroke
– New PB : 02:27.06 : 200m Individual Medley
– New SB : 00:27.98 : 50m Freestyle
(7) Christian Sy
– New PB : 01:01.71 : 100m Backstroke
– New PB : 02:15.43 : 200m Backstroke
– Beat Entry Time of 00:28.88 => 00:28.76 : 50m Backstroke
(8) Shayne Francine Lugay
– New PB : 05:14.59 : 400m Freestyle
– New PB : 01:12.13 : 100m Backstroke
(8) Gianna Vivien Garcia
– New PB : 02:39.36 : 200m Individual Medley
– New PB : 05:34.36 : 400m Individual Medley
(10) Maurice Sacho Ilustre
– New PB : 02:03.31 : 200m Butterfly
– New SB : 01:55.74 : 200m Freestyle
(11) Robi Mangilinan
– New PB : 02:19.41 : 200m Backstroke
(11) Keane Cedric Ting
– New PB : 00:56.16 : 100m Freestyle
(11) Joshua den Ouden
– New PB : 2:15.58 : 200m Backstroke
(11) Enrique Bryan San Diego
– New PB : 02:08.67 : 200m Freestyle
(11) Samantha Therese Coronel
– New PB : 04:55.31 : 400m Freestyle
(11) Zoe Mari Hilario
– New PB : 00:32.57 : 50m Backstroke
(11) Jose Antonio dela Rosa
– New PB : 01:03.54 : 100m Butterfly
(11) Alyza Paige Ng
– New PB : 02:37.29 : 200m Individual Medley
(19)David Franco Dela Rosa
– Equals PB : 00:27.08 : 50m Butterfly
– Beat Entry Time of 00:25.37 => 00:25.33 : 50m Freestyle
(20) Romina Rafaelle Gavino
– New SB : 09:44.74 : 800m Freestyle
– Beat Entry Time of 05:22.83 => 05:19.74 : 400m Individual Medley
(21) Raissa Regatta Gavino
– New SB : 01:14.19 : 100m Breaststroke
(21) Xiandi Chua
– New SB : 01:09.29 : 100m Backstroke
(23) Thanya Angelyn Dela Cruz
– Beat Entry Time of 00:37.23 => 00:36.11 : 50m Breast
– Beat Entry Time of 01:25.47 => 01:22.25 : 100m Breast
– Beat Entry Time of 03:02.78 => 02:57.60 : 200m Breast
(24) Rafael Barreto
– Beat Entry Time of 01:59.90 => 01:59.67 : 200m Freestyle
(24) Phillip Joaquin Santos
– Beat Entry Time of 2:15.60 => 02:12.60 : 200m Individual Medley
(24) Camille Lauren Buico
– Beat Entry Time of 01:05.96 => 01:05.84 : 100m Butterfly
Team Philippines in Bangkok, Thailand was mentored by coaches Rey Galang, Sherwin Santiago, Marichi Gandionco and Jenny Guerrero, with PSI Secretary General Lailani Velaso as Team Manager, and Raquel Syquia-Ner as assistant Team Manager.