Age : 2003

Events : Free & Fly

Place of Birth : Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Current City : Las Pinas City, Philippines

International Debut : December 9, 2016

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Full Name : Jose Antonio Samaniego Dela Rosa
Nick Name : Anton 

Birthday : February 21, 2003

Current City/Country : Las Pinas City, PHI

City/Country of Birth : Muntinlupa City, PHI

Current Club : De La Salle Zobel Swim Club

Current Coaches : Garry Domingo & Karla Francisco
Past Clubs : Elizabeth Seton Saints

Past Coaches : Popoy Hipolito, Jericho Escobar &

Past Coaches : Ramon Sayoto

           
           
 

Describe yourself :

Friendly

 

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

Passionate about my swimming career.

 

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

5 years old, I saw my siblings swimming and doing workouts that got me interested to join them.

 

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

No. But when I started winning competitions, I started to dream big.

 

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

Self discipline, Belief in one's self and lots of prayers.

 

What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?

When I won the title of Rookie of the year in the recently concluded 79th UAAP season.

 

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

To be the best athlete that i can be and to be an inspiration to others.

 

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

Yes, because I kept on losing and I was bullied by a teammate and never achieved anything in the beginning.

 

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

Maurice Sacho Ilustre, because after I read an article on him in a magazine, I was inspired and then I started to follow his path.

 

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

Do nothing and think of nothing in the ready bench.

 

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

Tiwala sa sarili, puso at lumaban. Magdasal at humingi ng tulong sa Diyos.

 

Message to your supporters :

Thank you for all the support. And please pray for team Philippines.

         

2016 International Results

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6th

01:03.54

100m Fly 13 & Under Boys

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.09.16

7th

00:28.85

50m Fly 13 & Under Boys

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.10.16

7th

02:25.34

200m Fly 13 & Under Boys

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.11.16

9th

02:34.60

200m IM 13 & Under Boys

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

10.09.16