I’m a quiet person but very disciplined and determined.
What side or character of yours that would most likely surprise
I am very good at building Lego. I can finish building the Star
Wars ships in one day.
What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport
I started swimming at the age of 4. My parents wanted me to swim
to strengthen my immune system since I cough a lot when I was
During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that
you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?
No, because I considered swimming just an exercise and having
fun in the water.
What do you think are the factors that make you a successful
Hard work, determination, discipline, and commitment.
What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?
When I was able to qualify for the finals in the Long Course
Nationals competing against swimmers older than me and winning
my first IMX award.
Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other
goal(s) as a swimmer?
My goals are to beat my personal best times and hopefully
compete and win in International competitions.
Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming? Why?
No, because I enjoy this sport a lot even if it means waking up
early for training and staying up late to study and do home
Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
I look up to my present coach, Coach Pinky, for believing in me
and motivating me to do my very best at all times. To my past
coaches, Coach Roland, Coach Jenny, and Coach Mhel for seeing
the talent in me and molding me to who I am now. To my teammates
who I look up to, they are my inspiration to work and train
harder. And to my family, most especially my mom, who always
supports me from the very start.
Any specific routines before and during the meet or before a
swim? What are these?
I listen to music to relax myself and think of the things I will
do for that meet. I also stretch my body before a swim to help
me relax and prepare for the swim.
Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be
In life, there are simply no short cuts. Train hard and always
be humble about your success. Most of all “Never give up
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