Hatch and Tandingan set new Philippine Swimming national records


Jarod Hatch and Jeremiah Lhea Tandingan set a new Philippine Swimming national records on the second day of the Santa Clara International Meet in California, USA, Saturday morning.

Twenty-one year-old Hatch, the current seniors national record holder of the Men’s 100m Butterfly, has reset his own 54.75 record to 54.36 en route to his silver medal finish.

This is the second time that Hatch as reset the Men’s 100m Fly senior national record.

Last year, he broke Olympian Jessie Lacuna’s 55.08 record at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

He then equaled his 54.75 record two weeks ago at the Nova Grand Challenge, and then reset it to 54.36 this morning.

He is Team Philippines’ top bet in this event at the upcoming 2019 SEA Game in Clark.

Tandingan on the other hand broke the 14-15 Girls 100m Freestyle record at the morning.

She clocked a new record time of 59.05, erasing Camille Lauren Buico’s 59.77 record set last year at the UAAP Swimming championships.

Tandingan, who is set to debut for Team Philippines at the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Cambodia later this month, is the first 14-15 year-old swimmer who has broken a junior national record this season.

Meanwhile, Youth Olympian Nicole Oliva has trimmed downed her 100m Freestyle best time to 56.86 in the morning prelims.

Her new best time has solidified our 2019 SEA Games campaign in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle event, making our team a contender for the gold along with Jasmine Alkhaldi, Remedy Rule.

She also saw action in the Women’s 400m IM event and clocked 5:03.25

Chloe Kennedy Isleta, who just clocked a 2019 SEA Games QTA two weeks ago clocked 2:20.37 in the 200m Back and 5:03.09 in the 400m IM.

Jonathan Cook finished the Men’s 100m Freestyle finals with 53.33 and 30.14 in 50m Breaststroke event.

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