Age : 1994

Events : Free, Fly & IM

Place of Birth : Las Pinas City, Philippines

Current City : Las Pinas City, Philippines

International Debut : June 4, 2009

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  Full Name : Hannah E. Dato
Nick Name : Hannah
Birthday : December 6, 1994
Current City/Country : Las Pinas City, PHI
City/Country of Birth : Las Pinas City, PHI

Current Club : National Team / Harpoons

Current Coaches : Pinky Brosas, Archie Lim & Candice Esguerre
Past Clubs : Tigersharks Swim Club, Dalta Swim Club

Past Clubs :: Hydrojets Swim Club & Thundersharsk Swim Club
Past Coaches : Edwin Yumul, Steve Gamboa, Ariz Quiambao,

Past Coaches ::Jethro Asis & James Guinto

           
 

Senior Philippine National Swimming Record (LC)

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200m Individual Medley

02:21.00

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champoinship, SIN

06.02.14 - 06.21.15

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4x100m Freestyle Relay

03:53.57

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.06.15 - Present

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4x100m Medley Relay

04:16.19

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.10.15 - Present

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Junior Philippine National Swimming Records (LC)

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200m IM

14-15 Girls

02:27.62

1st Asian Youth Games, SIN

07.05.09 - 03.27.15

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ASEAN University Games Championship Record

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100m Butterfly

01:01.75

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.17.14 - Present

       

Asian Indoor Games Career Highlights

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Finalist

200m Free (SC)

02:03.60

4th Asian Indoor Games, KOR

07.02.13

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Finalist

200m IM (SC)

02:20.22

4th Asian Indoor Games, KOR

07.03.13

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Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships Career Highlights (1 Silver, 1 Bronze & 5 Finals)

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Silver

50m Butterfly 18 & Above

00:28.61

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.02.15

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Bronze

100m Butterfly 18 & Above

01:02.55

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.01.15

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Finalist

100m Freestyle 18 & Above

00:59.14

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.03.15

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Finalist

200m IM 18 & Above

02:24.32

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.03.15

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Finalist

100m Freestyle 15-17

01:00.67

7th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, INA

10.07.11

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Finalist

200m Freestyle 15-17

02:11.06

7th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, INA

10.05.11

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Finalist

200m IM 15-17

02:28.86

7th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, INA

10.06.11

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Asian Youth Games Career Highlights

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Finalist

200m IM

02:27.62

1st Asian Youth Games, SIN

07.05.09

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Southeast Asian Games Career Highlights ( 1 Bronze )

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Bronze

4x100m Medley Relay

04:16.19

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.10.15

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Asean University Games Career Highlights ( 3 Golds, 6 Silvers & 5 Bronzes)

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Gold

50m Butterfly

00:28.33

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

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Gold

100m Butterfly

01:01.75

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

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Gold

200m Individual Medley

02:21.13

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

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Silver

50m Butterfly

00:27.82

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.14.16

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Silver

100m Butterfly

01:02.42

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

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Silver

200m IM

02:22.32

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

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Silver

4x100m Medley Relay

04:30.50

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

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Silver

100m Freestyle

00:58.06

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

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Silver

400m Individual Medley

05:02.30

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

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Bronze

100m Freestyle

00:58.13

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

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Bronze

200m Butterfly

02:17.48

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

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Bronze

400m IM

05:05.28

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

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Bronze

200m Butterfly

02:22.62

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

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Bronze

4x100m Medley Relay

04:24.98

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

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SEA Age Group Swimming Championship Career Highlights ( 1 Bronze )

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Bronze

200m IM 16-18 Girls

02:24.88

34th SEA Age Group Championship, PHI

06.03.10

   
 

Describe yourself : 
Never gives up despite hardships.

 

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

 

What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport of swimming?
I started swimming at the age 6 and started training or competitive swimming when I was in Grade 3. All of it was coupled by viewing the Sydney Olympics.

 

During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?
No, it never came to my memory simply because I was too young then to foresee the future. All I want was to frolic in any pool. Go and enjoy beaches with friends. But I must admit that I could still vividly remember viewing the Sydney Olympics in a recorded video when our family visited my Dads at his quarters at naval station San Miguel, San Antonio Zambales one weekend.

 

What do you think are the factors that make you a successful swimmer?
Discipline, I must say that at tender age (unless at slept), I was never idle. Always on the moved and on the run but I obey rules. I gave my parents, teachers and coaches the privilege to give me order and control. Calm & I behave even in a difficult or stressful situation. As I grew older I had a conscious control over lifestyle. Learning or training for something is always paramount.

 

Hard work, I say again, & I behave even in a difficult or stressful situation.

 

Perseverance, I persist determinedly. I persist over a long period despite problems or difficulties, just like what Og Mandino said on his book, I will persist until I succeed.

 

Faith, an unwavering faith and principles must exist and applied. Belief or trust is the very first commandment for one who has ambition and then be loyal to oneself.

 

As a word of comfort: herewith I would like to share one of my guiding principles from the books of Og Mandinos The Greatest Salesman in the World; I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

 

What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?
In some of my interviews Id already said this and I quote, back in 2006 Id aimed to qualify to the Palarong Pambansa. But after bagging a bronze medal Id failed to make it to the team since silver medal is required in order to qualify. After that I took it quite hard but with support of my family, determination and perseverance I made it the following year 2007. But what Id treasure most in this career starting with; the local, national and then the internationals are the people Id met & off course the beautiful places.

 

Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other goal(s) as a swimmer?
At the early part of my swimming career, my goal was merely not to go home empty-handed. I just see to it that I will be having a podium finish swim. Then as the years go by, Id aimed for venerable international competitions if only for the audience to sing/play our Philippine National Anthem in a foreign land &, in my honor. That has been complied with. However, today if given the chance to qualify for Rio, to the Worlds greatest show on earth, I can only try to justify this trust to mother Philippines.

 

Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming? Why?
Yes, because sometimes I realize that it is so hard to be a swimmer. It needs commitment wholeheartedly. It isnt like boxing that one could stop for some months and just train eight (8) weeks before the next boxing bout (from the words of Manny Pacquiao). Swimming wise one should pay attention daily on both the athletics and academics because it is hard to juggle swimming and studies. They said and I must admit: No one can serve two masters at a time, is very correct.

 

Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
From the start my parents and I got no knowledge of swimming personalities. But as I grew up in the swimming community, Id find to idolize and one amongst others is Miss Akiko Thomson, now Mrs. Guevarra & currently one of our PSC Commissioners. Having been born way behind, I was not a witness to her swimming journey, but records specks and Id learned to know a name that has mark a record in the SEA Games, Asian Game & the Olympic.

 

Any specific routines before and during the meet or before a swim? What are these?
I see to it that I am well hydrated, eat healthy or proper foods before the meet and followed by stretching before and after the swim.

 

Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be like you.
Take care of your academics as you take care of your swimming career. Because if you fail in academics then you wont be allowed to swim & if you wont be able to swim then you failed to fulfill your duty to unfurl your school emblem with flying colors in full view of an audience of assorted heavy royalty.

 

Message to your supporters : 
Persist until you succeed.

         

2016 International Results

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Silver

00:27.82

50m Butterfly Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.14.16

Silver

01:02.42

100m Butterfly Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

Silver

02:22.32

200m IM Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

Silver

04:30.50

4x100m Medley Relay Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

Bronze

00:58.13

100m Freestyle Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

Bronze

02:17.48

200m Butterfly Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

Bronze

05:05.28

400m IM Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.12.16

4th

00:26.74

50m Freestyle Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.15.16

4th

04:09.11

4x100m Free Relay Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.14.16

4th

08:57.40

4x200m Free Relay Finals

18th ASEAN University Games, SIN

07.13.16

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2015 International Results

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Silver

00:28.61

50m Butterfly 18 & Above

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

08.02.15

Bronze

01:02.55

100m Butterfly 18 & Above

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

08.01.15

6th

02:24.32

200m IM 18 & Above

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

08.02.15

8th

00:59.14

100m Freestyle 18 & Above

8th Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, THA

08.03.15

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Bronze

04:16.19

4x100m Medley Relay Finals

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.10.15

4th

03:53.57

4x100m Free Relay Finals

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.06.15

4th

05:00.96

400m IM Finals

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.06.15

5th

02:21.65

200m IM Finals

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.07.15

7th

00:27.91

50m Butterfly Finals

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.07.15

7th

01:01.94

100m Butterfly Finals

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.11.15

7th

02:18.47

200m Butterfly Finals

28th Southeast Asian Games, SIN

06.09.15

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2014 International Results

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Gold

00:28.33

50m Butterfly

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

Gold

01:01.75

100m Butterfly

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.17.14

Gold

02:21.13

200m Individual Medley

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.19.14

Silver

00:58.06

100m Freestyle

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.20.14

Silver

05:02.30

400m Individual Medley

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.18.14

Bronze

02:22.62

200m Butterfly

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.20.14

Bronze

04:24.98

4x100m Medley Relay

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.19.14

4th

04:33.14

400m Freestyle Finals

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.16.14

4th

04:07.75

4x100m Freestyle Relay

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.17.14

5th

02:07.34

200m Freestyle

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.17.14

5th

09:39.63

800m Freestyle

17th ASEAN University Games, INA

12.19.14

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24th

04:54.74

400m IM Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.03.14

28th

02:15.47

200m Butterfly Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.03.14

33rd

02:19.89

200m IM Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.06.14

35th

01:00.53

100m Butterfly Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.06.14

36th

00:27.80

50m Butterfly Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.04.14

38th

01:04.82

100m IM Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.04.14

48th

02:02.96

200m Freestyle Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.07.14

49th

00:56.80

100m Freestyle Prelims

12th FINA World Championship (25m), UAE

12.04.14

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4th

01:02.06

100m Butterfly Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.19.14

4th

02:21.00

200m IM Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.22.14

4th

05:04.63

400m IM Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.19.14

5th

00:28.76

50m Butterfly Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.18.14

5th

02:19.73

200m Butterfly Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.20.14

7th

00:59.19

100m Freestyle Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.18.14

7th

09:26.70

800m Freestyle Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.21.14

8th

04:29.86

400m Freestyle Finals

2nd SEA Federation Swimming Champ'ship, SIN

06.17.14

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2013 International Results

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7th

02:03.60

200scm Freestyle Finals

4th Asian Indoor Games, KOR

07.02.13

8th

02:20.22

200scm IM Finals

4th Asian Indoor Games, KOR

07.03.13

9th

00:57.91

100scm Freestyle Prelims

4th Asian Indoor Games, KOR

07.01.13

9th

01:02.53

100scm Butterfly Prelims

4th Asian Indoor Games, KOR

07.02.13

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2011 International Results

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7th

02:28.86

200m IM 15-17 Girls Finals

7th Asian Age Group Championship, INA

10.06.11

8th

01:00.67

100m Freestyle 15-17 Girls Finals

7th Asian Age Group Championship, INA

10.07.11

8th

02:11.06

200m Freestyle 15-17 Girls Finals

7th Asian Age Group Championship, INA

10.05.11

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5th

02:26.78

200m IM 16-18 Girls

35th SEA Age Group Championship, VIE

06.10.11

6th

05:21.97

400m IM 16-18 Girls

35th SEA Age Group Championship, VIE

06.11.11

8th

02:11.21

200m Freestyle 16-18 Girls

35th SEA Age Group Championship, VIE

06.11.11

9th

00:30.57

50m Butterfly 16-18 Girls

35th SEA Age Group Championship, VIE

06.11.11

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2010 International Results

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Bronze

02:24.88

200m IM 16-18 Girls

34th SEA Age Group Championship, PHI

06.03.10

4th

05:10.98

400m IM 16-18 Girls

34th SEA Age Group Championship, PHI

06.04.10

6th

09:41.68

800m Freestyle 16-18 Girls

34th SEA Age Group Championship, PHI

06.05.10

6th

00:29.67

50m Butterfly 16-18 Girls

34th SEA Age Group Championship, PHI

06.04.10

8th

00:32.28

50m Backstroke 16-18 Girls

34th SEA Age Group Championship, PHI

06.05.10

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2009 International Results

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7th

02:27.62

200m IM Finals

1st Asian Youth Games, SIN

07.05.09

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6th

00:30.52

50m Butterfly 14-15 Girls

33rd SEA Age Group Championship, MAS

06.05.09

7th

01:01.72

100m Freestyle 16-18 Girls

33rd SEA Age Group Championship, MAS

06.06.09

7th

01:07.21

100m Butterfly 14-15 Girls

33rd SEA Age Group Championship, MAS

06.04.09

8th

02:30.50

200m IM 14-15 Girls

33rd SEA Age Group Championship, MAS

06.04.09

9th

02:14.19

200m Freestyle 14-15 Girls

33rd SEA Age Group Championship, MAS

06.05.09

9th

04:48.06

400m Freestyle 14-15 Girls

33rd SEA Age Group Championship, MAS

06.04.09