Age : 1996

Events : Breaststroke & IM

Place of Birth : Quezon City, Philippines

Current City : Quezon City, Philippines

International Debut : June 1, 2012

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Full Name : Alberto Batungbacal
Nick Name : Aldo, Peter, Miles, Dong & Albert 

Birthday : November 18, 1996

Current City/Country : Quezon City, PHI

City/Country of Birth : Quezon City, PHI

Current Club : Harpoons Swimming Club

Current Coaches : Archie Lim & Candice Esguerra-Federiso

Past Club : Xavier Swim Club & QC Waves Swim Club

Past Coaches : Cyrus Alcantara

           
 

ASEAN University Games Career Highlights ( 1 Bronze )

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Bronze

4x100m Free Relay

03:34.87

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.18.14

           
 

Describe yourself :

When Iím in the pool, Iím hard working and Iím confident (Iím not the sexiest swimmer ever so confidence is key).

 

What side or character of yours that would most likely surprise others?

Same with what my teammate, Raegan Gavino, I think people will find it surprising that I genuinely want other swimmers to succeed also. I also love being able to help others (mostly the younger swimmers) become better swimmers and persons. I also enjoy going on different diets with my FAST teammate, Getty Reyes.

 

What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport of swimming?

I started swimming when I was about 2-3 years old mostly because my older brother started swimming at a young age also.

 

During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?

Not at all because I used to never think about any other competition aside from UAAP. So I never looked at bigger competition outside of the country. I didnít even know anything about SEAAG or SEA Games until I was in my 3rd year of high school. I never gave the idea of being able to compete outside of the country much thought. Right now, my mentality is very different and Iím trying to make the most out of the time I have left.

 

What do you think are the factors that make you a successful swimmer?

Proper goal setting, being coachable, having committed coaches AND teammates, consistency, a strong mentality.

 

What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?

I lost to my brother in UAAP during my 1st year of high school. He was in 4th year high school at that time and he beat me by 6 seconds. This was memorable for me because itís not everyday you get to stand in the podium with your sibling. Also, he is the only person that I havenít beaten in ANY event, so that gives him a one up on me.

 

Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other goal(s) as a swimmer?

My main goal is to have no regrets by the time I retire from swimming. I also want to affect other swimmersí lives positively in any way I can.

 

Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming? Why?

Yes because priorities change as you get older.

 

Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?

Axel and Jessie Ė because they are the ones I cant beat but I try to beat everyday and that makes me better.

The younger swimmers who always compete (even in small competitions like G-league) Ė because itís hard to beat a person who never backs down from a challenge and they will be the future of Philippine swimming.

 

Any specific routines before and during the meet or before a swim? What are these?

Sleep early, talk to coaches on what to do, eat well but not too much, listen to music, mentally prepare.

 

Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be like you.

Donít wish to be like meÖ be yourself and always strive to be better #StriveForGreatness #ALLin216

 

Message to your supporters :

Respect not given. Itís earned. So respect everyone, especially your coaches, because you wonít make it in this sport alone no matter how talented you are.

         

2016 International Results

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36/43

04:32.74

400m IM Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN

12.10.16

50/67

02:05.00

200m IM Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN

12.06.16

50/59

02:21.97

200m Breaststroke Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN

12.08.16

55/84

00:58.39

100m IM Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN

12.08.16

77/99

01:03.76

100m Breaststroke Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN

12.06.16

18/19

01:35.64

4x50m Freestyle Relay

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN

12.09.16

18/21

03:47.84

4x100m Medley Relay

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN

12.08.16

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4th

02:13.84

200m IM Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

5th

04:40.29

400m IM Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

5th

03:39.72

4x100m Free Relay Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.14.16

5th

08:12.26

4x200m Free Relay Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.13.16

5th

04:04.53

4x100m Medley Relay Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

6th

18:06.04

1500m Freestyle Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

7th

00:31.60

50m Breaststroke Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.13.16

7th

02:30.17

200m Breaststroke Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.14.16

9th

01;07.79

100m Breaststroke Prelims

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

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2014 International Results

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Bronze

03:34.87

4x100m Free Relay Finals

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.18.14

5th

01:07.92

100m Breasts Finals

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.18.14

6th

05:02.23

400m IM Finals

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.18.14

7th

02:28.23

200m Breast Finals

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

8th

00:31.55

50m Breast Finals

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.20.14

8th

02:34.60

200m IM Finals

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.19.14

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4th

02:30.88

200m Breaststroke Finals

6th ASEAN School Games, PHI

12.03.14

4th

04:08.48

4x100m Medley Relay Finals

6th ASEAN School Games, PHI

12.04.14

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7th

02:33.34

200m Breast 16-18 Boys

38th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, SIN

06.08.14

10th

01:12.35

100m Breast 16-18 Boys

38th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, SIN

06.07.14

10th

02:19.65

200m IM 16-18 Boys

38th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, SIN

06.06.14

10th

05:02.56

400m IM 16-18 Boys

38th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, SIN

06.07.14

11th

00:32.71

50m Breast 16-18 Boys

38th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, SIN

06.06.14

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2013 International Results

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7th

04:55.74

400m IM 16-18 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, BRU

06.08.13

9th

02:17.61

200m IM 16-18 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, BRU

06.07.13

11th

00:32.83

50m Breast 16-18 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, BRU

06.07.13

11th

01:11.17

100m Breast 16-18 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, BRU

06.08.13

11th

02:32.11

200m Breast 16-18 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, BRU

06.09.13

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2012 International Results

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11th

01:17.77

100m Breaststroke Prelims

4th ASEAN School Games, INA

07.01.12

11th

02:45.39

200m Breaststroke Prelims

4th ASEAN School Games, INA

07.02.12

11th

02:31.90

200m IM Prelims

4th ASEAN School Games, INA

07.01.12