Describe yourself :
I'm a simple person. I
love reading books and eating sweets, especially chocolates.
What side or character of yours that would most
likely surprise others?
Some people think that
I am a snob, but once you get to know me, I'm pretty jolly.
What age did you start swimming? What brought you
to the sport of swimming?
I started swimming when
I was four years old. My parents took me and my sister to the
summer learn to swim just to learn the basics and be safe in the
During your early years of swimming, have you
ever thought that you will reach where you are now today as a
No. Because I just
liked being in the pool when I was a kid which made me train
everyday and I got faster I guess.
What do you think are the factors that make you a
I love training.
Especially when I train with my friends. I love the feeling when
you're very tired but you still push yourself to go faster.
Thanks to my passionate and dedicated coaches.
What is your most memorable experience as a
When I broke the record
in the 200m Breaststroke during the UAAP Season 79.
Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are)
your other goal(s) as a swimmer?
To improve my time
further and to inspire other swimmers to believe in themselves
and be the best that they can be.
Was there ever a time that you thought of
quitting swimming? Why?
Yes. Because there came
a time when I was having a hard time balancing my studies and my
Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
Sacho Ilustre. Because
he swims so fast and also does very well in school.
Any specific routines before and during the meet
or before a swim? What are these?
Stretching my muscles,
focus, and lots of prayers.
Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers
who wish to be like you.
Train hard, pray
harder, and enjoy what you do.
Message to your supporters :
Thank you for all the
support and Godspeed to everyone.