Describe yourself :
I am a hardworking student-athlete, I
always enjoy my time with friends even
when we are in a competition but when my
event is going to start I focused deeply
and sometimes talk to other people. Iím
a jolly person and most of the time
What side or character of yours that
would most likely surprise others?
People would be surprised to know that I
am a thoughtful person and really
What age did you start swimming? What
brought you to the sport of swimming?
I started learn to swim during the
summer when I was 5 years old but did
not continue until the next summer.
Initially, we started swimming as my
parents want us to know the basics of
swimming for survival. Since I stopped
after my 1st learn to swim
and my brother continued swimming I
envied him because he would always be
out during weekends for training and
During your early years of swimming,
have you ever thought that you will
reach where you are now today as a
No. Because when I started swimming I
always feel lazy and I always play when
we train so I thought I would treat
swimming as a way to be out of the house
and just my daily exercise.
What do you think are the factors that
make you a successful swimmer?
I train hard really hard. I really hate
it when we (the team) need to repeat a
certain workout because of other
swimmers not able to reach the cycle or
when my partner in our land training is
not doing their best and not serious
about it. I also make sure that I
balance my time in studying and
training, I always follow the things my
coaches and my parents say.
What is your most memorable experience
as a swimmer?
My most memorable experience as a
swimmer are the times I compete with my
brother and compete with other swimmers
with big names in swimming and the times
that I train with Olympians.
Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what
is (are) your other goal(s) as a
My other goals apart from being a Summer
Olympian is to be one of the best chef
in the world, to build my own
restaurant, and be a part of
Was there ever a time that you thought
of quitting swimming? Why?
Yes. Because of the body pain Iíd
experience and sometimes when I donít
get a better time or beat my personal
Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?
As a swimmer I look to Michael Phelps.
Because he had many struggles in his
life and he never gave up and always try
to forget those struggles just to do
what he needs to do. I look up to him
because he qualified in the Olympics at
an early age and I want to be like him.
Any specific routines before and during
the meet or before a swim? What are
Before I go to the ready bench or before
I swim I always do a lot of things. Like
playing with other swimmers, walk around
the venue, and sometimes I talk a lot.
Because when I keep quiet I will feel
very nervous and my swims will turn out
Please share some words of wisdom for
swimmers who wish to be like you.
For those swimmers who wish to be like
me. The thing Iím just going say to you
all is to train hard, always follow your
coaches and parents, and keep focused to
reach your goals.
Message to your supporters :
Thank you for your
continuous support. I hope that I make
you all proud.