Describe yourself :
Shy, introverted, book-reader, hungry, adventurous, adaptable
What side or character of yours that would most likely surprise
In spite of being bashful, I can let anyone be my friend. I eat
a lot. Just like every swimmer. I also like discovering new
things. I like knowing how things work.
What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport
I started when I was ten. Our family goes to province every
summer to meet our titoís and titaís. We would go swimming then
my mom saw that I liked to stay in the water longer than others,
she entered me to swimming lessons.
During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that
you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?
When I started, all I wanted was just to have fun. I never
thought of reaching this point. Actually, my coach had a hard
time improving my skills. It was only then that I climbed up.
What do you think are the factors that make you a successful
I like what Iím doing. Swimming has been an important part of my
life. I have faith in God. I know He is there helping me in
whatever I may do. I also have my family to support my swimming
What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?
My most memorable moment as a swimmer was when I was in Grade 8.
I had my first individual podium finish in UAAP. I held our
university flag up to the podium proudly representing our
Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other
goal(s) as a swimmer?
My goal is to break a world record. It may seem hard but it is a
great achievement if accomplished.
Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming?
I have thought of quitting when it took so long for me to
improve my performance. I started doubting myself for not
improving, but I worked hard and eventually improved.
Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
I look up to Kuya Johan Aguilar. He does great in swimming and
at the same time graduated college with flying colors.
Any specific routines before and during the meet or
before a swim? What are these?
Before I swim, I talk to God like some friend. I let Him do
whatever He wants to do. Before a meet, I avoid eating sweets
and fast food. I do less activities to preserve my strength.
Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be
Life gets hard when you think it that way. Just know that
everything will get better soon. Not now, but real soon.
Message to your supporters :
Thank you for your support! Knowing that I have supporters makes
me motivated. Iíll keep pushing harder for you all!