Age : 1999

Events : Free, Back & IM

Place of Birth : Antipolo City, Philippines

Current City : Antipolo City, Philippines

International Debut : June 10, 2011

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Full Name : Jose Mari Sebastian C. Arcilla
Nick Name : Baste 

Birthday : June 7, 1999

Current City/Country : Antipolo City, PHI

City/Country of Birth : Antipolo City, PHI

Current Club : Antipolo Gems Sea Scorpions

Current Coaches : Ramil Ilustre, Dondon Roxas

Current Coaches : and Genesis Mendoza
Past Clubs : Aqua Gems Swim Team

Past Coaches : Emer Matienzo & Geneson Mendoza

           
 

Junior Philippine National Swimming Record (LC)

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50m Backstroke

14-15 Boys

00:29.02

Batang Pinoy National Championship 2014, PHI

12.12.14 - 10.25.15

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200m IM

14-15 Boys

02:14.20

02:14.46

Batang Pinoy National Championship 2014, PHI

6th ASEAN School Games, PHI

12.12.14 - 08.01.15

12.03.14 - 12.12.14

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SEA Age Group Swimming Championship Career Highlights ( 1 Bronze )

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Bronze

100m Free 14-15 Boys

00:58.44

36th SEA Age Group Championship, INA

06.03.12

           
 

Describe yourself :
I’m a shy person. I don’t talk much to swimmers I don’t know that much. But when I get comfortable with you I get really talkative.

What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport of swimming?
I started swimming at the age of 7. I was accidentally brought to the sport when my mom misunderstood me when I said “Gusto ko mag swimming” (To play in the water) then she later decided to enroll me to a basic learning in swimming then she let me joined a team.

During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?
No. I never really understood when I was a kid why I trained everyday. I just enjoyed every moment of training, then I always looks forward to playing with my teammates after training.

What do you think are the factors that make you a successful swimmer?
I enjoyed and have fun every moment in training. Especially if my friends are there training with me, and also if my teammates are provoking/challenging me to pace with them. It makes training more interesting.

What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?
When I joined for the first time a competition outside of the Philippines. There I have met and raced with many swimmers stronger than me and realized my strength for now is still not enough and that pushed me to train harder.

Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other goal(s) as a swimmer?
I want to set inspire other swimmers to push harder and achieve their goals.

Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming? Why?
Yes. There was a time that I stopped improving. I thought to myself that I lost my passion for the sport. But then I wanted to break that illusion that I have created for myself. As Michael Phelps said “If you set a limit on yourself, that’s the only thing that’s going to stop you”.

Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
I look up to every swimmer trying to be at the top. They try their very best and that gives me boost to step up my game.

Any specific routines (pamahi-in) before and during the meet or before a swim? What are these?
I think one routine is whenever I finish a race I flick my cap upward. It started as a hobby but then some people started to notice it and became my “trademark”

Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be like you.
If you think you stopped improving, and can’t go further than where you are now, train harder. Remember you’re your own problem. And at the same time you’re the solution.

Message to your supporters (fans) :
I don’t know If I have any fans haha. If meron, don’t give up and have fun every time!

         

2015 International Results

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5th

02:14.51

200m IM Finals

7th ASEAN School Games, BRU

11.24.15

10th

04:26.75

400m Freestyle Prelims

7th ASEAN School Games, BRU

11.23.15

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2014 International Results

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4th

02:14.46

200m IM Finals

6th ASEAN School Games, PHI

12.02.14

8th

02:07.82

200m Freestyle Finals

6th ASEAN School Games, PHI

12.01.14

5th

04:49.60

400m IM Finals

6th ASEAN School Games, PHI

12.01.14

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2013 International Results

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5th

00:29.98

50m Backstroke 14-15 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Championship, BRU

06.09.13

5th

01:04.48

100m Backstroke 14-15 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Championship, BRU

06.07.13

5th

02:19.64

200m IM 14-15 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Championship, BRU

06.07.13

7th

02:07.56

200m Freestyle 14-15 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Championship, BRU

06.08.13

6th

02:27.86

200m Backstroke 14-15 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Championship, BRU

06.08.13

8th

01:03.20

100m Butterfly 14-15 Boys

37th SEA Age Group Championship, BRU

06.07.13

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2012 International Results

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Bronze

00:58.44

100m Freestyle 13 & Under Boys

36th SEA Age Group Championship, INA

06.03.12

4th

01:04.26

100m Butterfly 13 & Under Boys

36th SEA Age Group Championship, INA

06.01.12

6th

02:09.60

200m Freestyle 13 & Under Boys

36th SEA Age Group Championship, INA

06.02.12

6th

00:29.30

50m Butterfly 13 & Under Boys

36th SEA Age Group Championship, INA

06.02.12

7th

04:48.94

400m Freestyle 13 & Under Boys

36th SEA Age Group Championship, INA

06.01.12

7th

02:27.73

200m IM 13 & Under Boys

36th SEA Age Group Championship, INA

06.01.12

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2011 International Results

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6th

04:46.61

400m Freestyle 13 & Under Boys

35th SEA Age Group Championship, VIE

06.10.11

8th

01:11.34

100m Butterfly 13 & Under Boys

35th SEA Age Group Championship, VIE

06.10.11