Describe yourself :
I am persevering and passionate in the
things that I do.
What side or character of yours that would
most likely surprise others?
It may not look like it, but I am studious.
I don’t like cramming. So I make sure my homework are done
before the due date. I am also fun to be with once you know me.
What age did you start swimming? What
brought you to the sport of swimming?
As far as I can remember, I started
learning to swim about 1 year old. My parents wanted me to learn
to swim because everybody in the family swims. Plus, we all love
the sun and the sea.
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 when I started swimming, I
thought of it as play time.
What do you think are the factors that make
you a successful swimmer?
The constant “coaching” and “pushing” of my
brother, and the want in my heart and my mind to achieve my
goals in swimming.
What is your most memorable experience as a
There is none in particular because every
time I get a chance to compete, it’s always a memorable
experience. I get to learn new things, being with my friends and
Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is
(are) your other goal(s) as a swimmer?
My goals as a swimmer is to represent the
country more and bring honor to the country. Also, to be able to
break my best times and to swim my best every single time.
Was there ever a time that you thought of
quitting swimming? Why?
No, because I really enjoy swimming and it
is sort of an outlet for my stress. Quitting is never really an
option in our family, besides, quitters never win.
Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
I look up to my brother Axel Ngui and
Jessie Lacuna because of their hard work, dedication, and
passion for swimming and their studies.
Any specific routines before and during the
meet or before a swim? What are these?
Weeks before the meet, I always eat really
clean and healthy food only and try to sleep early or after I do
my homework. Then the night before the meet, I try to loosen up
my muscles and watch a movie to relax. During the meet, I just
try to stay calm and focus.
Please share some words of wisdom for
swimmers who wish to be like you.
There are good and bad training days, but
never let it get to you. Always remember to keep your focus and
stay on track with your goal. If you slip, just go right back
into the game. Hard work is never easy, but the result could be
very rewarding. Pain is temporary but happiness is forever.
Message to your supporters :
Please support Philippine Swimming and pray
for us in this coming SEA Age Group Swimming Championships.