Philippine Swimming is on the rise

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Sixteen Medals. Two SEA Games records. Sixteen Philippine National Records. Six Olympic “B” Cuts. One Philippine Swimming Team.

After a decade of not winning a Gold Medal at the Southeast Asian Games, Philippine Swimming has finally ended the drought at it’s 30th edition in Tarlac, Philippines, and went home with 1 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze medals.

Here’s a summary of Philippine Swimming’s medals at the 30th Southeast Asian Games :

GOLD [ 1 ]
– Men’s 100m Breaststroke (1:01.46) – James Deiparine

SILVER [ 6 ]
– Men’s 50m Breaststroke (28.32) – James Deiparine
– Men’s 4x100m Free Relay (3:22.32) – Luke Gebbie, Sacho Ilustre, Jean-Pierre Khouzam & Jarod Hatch
– Women’s 100m Backstroke (1:03.87) – Chloe Isleta
– Women’s 200m Butterfly (2:10.99) – Remedy Rule
– Women’s 4x100m Free Relay (3:47.05) – Remedy Rule, Nicole Oliva, Xiandi Chua & Jasmine Alkhaldi
– Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay (4:11.10) – Chloe Isleta, Desirae Mangaoang, Remedy Rule & Jasmine Alkhaldi

BRONZE [ 9 ]
– Men’s 50m Freestyle (22.62) – Luke Gebbie
– Women’s 50m Freestyle (25.48) – Jasmine Alkhaldi
– Women’s 100m Freestyle (55.76) – Jasmine Alkhaldi
– Women’s 200m Freestyle (2:01.64) – Remedy Rule
– Women’s 100m Backstroke (1:04.08) – Jasmine Alkhaldi
– Women’s 200m Backstroke (2:18.48) – Chloe Isleta
– Women’s 50m Butterfly (27.09) – Jasmine Alkhaldi
– Women’s 100m Butterfly (1:00.39) – Jasmine Alkhaldi
– Women’s 4x200m Free Relay (8:15.46) – Nicole Oliva, Jasmine Alkhaldi, Xiandi Chua & Remedy Rule)

SEA GAMES RECORDS [ 2 ]
– Men’s 100m Breast new record of 1:01.46 by James Deiparine, erasing the 10-year old record of 1:01.60
– Women’s 200m Fly new record of 2:10.99 by Remedy Rule, erasing the old record of 2:11.12

#Note : Rule though finished 2nd to Jing Wen Quah, thus Quah’s time of 2:10.97 is now the current SEA Games record.

PHILIPPINE SWIMMING RECORDS [ 16 ]
– Men’s 50m Free : 22.62 by Luke Gebbie which equals the current 22.62 record of Daniel Coakley
– Men’s 50m Fly : 24.34 by Luke Gebbie, erasing Daniel Coakley’s record of 24.71
– Men’s 50m Back : 25.99 by Jaden Olson, erasing his old record of 26.00
– Men’s 100m Breast : 1:01.46 by James Deiparine, erasing his old record of 1:02.00
– Women’s 50m Free : 25.48 by Jasmine Alkhaldi, erasing her old record of 25.64
– Women’s 50m Back : 29.53 by Jasmine Alkhaldi, erasing Chloe Isleta’s od record of 29.79
– Women’s 50m Breast : 32.93 by Joy Rodgers, erasing Desirae Mangaoang’s old record of 33.20
– Women’s 50m Fly : 27.09 by Jasmine Alkhaldi, erasing her old record of 27.27
– Women’s 100m Free : 55.76 by Jasmine Alkhaldi, erasing her old record of 55.90
– Women’s 100m Back : 1:03.37 by Chloe Isleta, erasing Dorothy Hong’s old record of 1:03.69
– Women’s 100m Fly : 1:00.39 by Jasmine Alkhaldi, erasing Remedy Rule’s old record of 1:00.42
– Women’s 200m Fly : 2:10.99 by Remedy Rule, erasing her old record of 2:11.38
– Men’s 4x100m Free : 3:22.32, erasing the old record of 3:24.35
– Women’s 4x100m Free Relay : 3:47.05, erasing the old record of 3:53.57
– Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay : 4:11.10, erasing the old record of 4:16.19
– Women’s 4x200m Free Relay : 8:15.46, erasing the old record of 8:18.58

TOKYO OLYMPICS “B” QUALIFYING TIMES [ 6 ]
– Men’s 50m Free : 22.62 by Luke Gebbie, surpassing the 22.67 QTB | QTA is 22.01
– Men’s 100m Breast : 1:01.46 by James Deiparine, surpassing the 1:01.73 QTB | QTA is 59.93
– Women’s 50m Free : 25.48 by Jasmine Alkhaldi, surpassing the 25.51 QTB | QTA is 24.77
– Women’s 100m Free : 55.76 by Jasmine Alkhaldi, surpassing the 56.01 QTB | QTA is 54.38
– Women’s 100m Free : 55.80 by Remedy Rule, surpassing the 56.01 QTB | QTA is 54.38
– Women’s 200m Fly : 2:10.99 by Remedy Rule, surpassing the 2:12.28 QTB | QTA is 2:08.43

With a total of 38 events at this year’s edition of SEA Games, Team Philippines has delivered a clean-slate and was able to qualify a swimmer to the finals of 38 events.

Of all 32 individual events, Team Philippines has produced two finalists in 26 events.

Of all 27 members of the Philippine Swimming team, only four failed to make a Finals appearance in an individual event.

Of all 27 members of this year’s Philippine Swimming Team, NOBODY is RETIRING, and they are all roaring to qualify again at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam this 2021.

#NOTE : Jessie Lacuna though has announced his retirement; but PinoySwimming dot Com is praying that he changes his mind because this kid still has a lot to give for Philippine Swimming. More on him in my next article.


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