Age : 1993

Events : Breaststroke

Place of Birth : Washington, Philippines

Current City : Washington, Philippines

International Debut : September 17, 2016

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Full Name : James Christian Deiparine
Nick Name : Jimmy 

Birthday : January 4, 1993

Current City/Country : Washington, USA

City/Country of Birth : Washington, USA

Current Club : Bellevue Club Swim Team

Current Coaches : Andrew Nguyen & Klaas Schenk

Past Clubs : California Polytechnic State University

Past Coaches : Tom Milich & Phil Yoshida



Senior Philippine National Swimming Record (LC)

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50m Breaststroke


Scottish National Swimming Championships 2016, GBR

06.30.16 - Present

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100m Breaststroke



Scottish National Swimming Championships 2016, GBR

Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara Leg, USA

07.02.16 - Present

06.03.16 - 07.02.16


Describe yourself :

To most people, I come off as a shy and mellow person, but my mind is loud. Once I open up I can be goofy and according to my family, even annoying at times.


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

Although I like to be laid back, I am very passionate and competitive. I want to take advantage of my opportunities, potential, and have no regrets.


What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport of swimming?

My two sisters, brother, and I grew up near the Sheridan Beach Club on Lake Washington. Ever since I was 3 years old, I liked being in the water. My parents put me in swim lessons for safety and I was eventually introduced to the “Mini Swim Team”. I raced for the first time when I was 6 years old.


During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?

The first time I watched elite level swimming was the 2000 Sydney Olympics when I was about 6 years old. I told my grandparents that I wanted to represent the Philippines one day and I never stopped believing in myself. Since then, I’ve worked to be the best swimmer I could be and I have enjoyed the process.


What do you think are the factors that make you a successful swimmer?

Just as in all areas of life, I believe it’s important to always maintain a positive mindset and a strong work ethic. I am very creative and like to focus on different ways I can become a better swimmer, beyond just the traditional training methods. I enjoy swimming and developed a passion for it. I am also blessed to have the best parents in the world who have always placed my siblings and I before them.


What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?

At the “Apple Capital” in Wenatchee, Washington, my brother, sisters, and I all swam on the same mixed relay.  


Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other goal(s) as a swimmer?

I would like to reach my full potential as a swimmer. I am proud to be representing the Philippines and would like to earn as many medals as I can for the country. At the same time, I would like to inspire future Filipino swimmers and gain support for Philippine swimming and sports.


Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming? Why?

Yes, I played different sports growing up and did not always just want to swim. But, I had to make the decision to focus on one sport if I wanted to be successful and be the best I could be.


Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?

I don’t look up to any particular swimmer. I am inspired by those swimmers who give it everything they have no matter the circumstance. Ones who will always get back up when things may not always go their way.


Any specific routines before and during the meet or before a swim? What are these?

Besides getting my mind and body right for racing, I like to listen to music, hang out with my teammates, and watch races.


Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be like you.

Enjoy going after your dreams and learn from your experiences. No reason to doubt yourself, nobody knows where you might end up.


Message to your supporters :

Thank you for supporting Philippine Swimming! Salamat!


2016 International Results

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50m Breaststroke Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN




200m Breaststroke Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN




100m Breaststroke Prelims

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN




4x50m Medley Relay

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN




4x100m Medley Relay

13th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m), CAN


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50m Breaststroke Prelims

10th Asian Swimming Championships, JPN




100m Breaststroke Prelims

10th Asian Swimming Championships, JPN