Describe yourself :
Extraordinary, moody and helpful.
What side or character of yours that would most likely surprise
Strategic even though I am still young. I always plan for my
next move, so that I wonít get left behind.
What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport
Seven years old. At first, I thought swimming will just be a
therapy for my allergy. Eventually, I fell in love with the
During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that
you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?
No, in the first place, I just wanted to be healthy. Doctor
would say swimming is the best sport. Perhaps I could add on to
that saying, it is the best, fun and fulfilling sports ever
What do you think are the factors that make you a successful
Constant practice, balance life and of course doing the thing
What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?
My most memorable was when I got a toe injury and was about to
compete in Palarong Pambansa year 2012. God has done miracle
during that event and I won even though I didnít have enough
Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other
goal(s) as a swimmer?
To bring honor, glory and praise to our God through this sport
and be an inspiration to my fellow youth. Another goal should I
say is to break any record that I am best at particularly in
Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming?
Yes, because of hectic schedules.
Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
To begin with, I look up to my family, coaches and co swimmers.
Because I want them to be proud of me someday. Secondly, I look
up to the swimmers that beat records especially in Olympic game
like Michael Phelps. They motivate me to do well and aim high
Any specific routines before and during the meet or before a
swim? What are these?
Of course, I pray before the battle begins. I prepare myself
mentally, with an expression of a tiger look.
Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be
It may sound so spiritual but these words were part of my
success. Focus on the goal and be enlighten, never give up and
be tough, believe and be motivated, survive and be fearless; but
in all thy ways acknowledge Jesus as He always direct my path.
Message to your supporters :
I am very grateful to be one of the chosen few and would like to
thank deeply my family, relatives, friends, teammates, club
mates, coaching staff and trainers. No words can say the joy and
the strength you bring to me when I compete. Rest as assured,
that I will do my best to bring honour and glory, for God and