How to form a Philippine Swimming Team for SEA Games 2019

When we hosted SEA Games in 2005, Mark Joseph FOUGHT for a FULL TEAM for Philippine Swimming. Thus, 24 swimmers got selected to the team, with all 32 events (not 38 that time) represented by two Filipino swimmers. Of the 24 swimmers who saw action in 2005 SEA Games, 20 made a finals appearance, and only 4 swimmers failed to make it to the finals in an event. With a Full Team (24 swimmers), Philippine Swimming delivered 4 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.

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Oliva snatches bronze at Santa Clara meet; hits World Champs & SEA Games qualifying times

3rd Youth Olympic Games finalist, Nicole Justine Marie Oliva, snatched the bronze medal of the Women’s 200m Freestyle event at the Santa Clara International meet in California, USA this morning; while at the same time hit the QTA of the 2019 SEA Games in this event, as well as the QTB of the 18th FINA World Championships in Korea this August.

Seeded 8th going to the finals, with prelims time of 2:03.03, Oliva fought her way to a podium finish with a bronze medal time of 2:01.10, her best time this season.

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Jarod Hatch wins bronze at Santa Clara International Meet

After winning the 100m Fly silver medal yesterday, Jarod Hatch again showed his might in the Men’s 50m Butterfly event, winning the bronze medal at the Santa Clara International Meet in California, USA, Sunday morning.

Seeded fourth going to the finals with a prelims time of 24.85, Hatch propelled his way to a bronze medal finish with a time of 24.78, behind Albert Gwo who took the gold with 24.24 and silver medalist Kyler Van Swol (24.48).

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Alexi Cabayaran breaks Jasmine Alkhaldi’s Junior Philippine Swim Record

Visayas Region’s junior swim superstar, Alexi Kouzenye Cabayaran, broke Jasmine Alkhaldi’s 13 & Under Philippine Junior national record in the 100m Freestyle event at the recently concluded 2019 PSI Long Course Grand Prix – Visayas Qualifying leg last Friday, May 31, 2019.

En-route to her 11-13 Girls 100m Free gold medal finish, the in-coming grade 7 student, clocked a new junior national record time of 1:00.79, erasing Alkhaldi’s 1:01.53 record clocked at the 1st Philippine Olympic Festival Championships in Manila in 2016.

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PSI releases 7th Junior Worlds’ PH Swim Team Qualifying Guidelines

Philippine Swimming Incorporated (PSI) has released the official qualifying / selection guidelines for the Philippine Swimming Team bound for the 7th FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary on August 20-25, 2019.

The Junior World Swimming Championships is for 14-17 year-old female swimmers (born in 2002-2005) and 15-16 year old male swimmers (born in 2001-2004), with December 31, 2019 as age of reckoning.

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Semarang, Indonesia to Host 2019 ASEAN School Games in July

Indonesia is preparing to host the 11th ASEAN School Games (ASG) in Semarang, Central Java. ASG is an annual game for secondary schools student-athletes in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ assistant deputy for sports science and technology, Washinton Galingging, led a meeting of Chef de Mission (CdM) with delegations of ASEAN School Sports Council (ASSC) and 10 country participants in Ciputra Hotel, Semarang, on Thursday, talking about the preparation of the 11th ASG to be held on July 17-25, 2019, including the schedule, opening ceremony, match competition, and venues.

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PSI releases qualifying guidelines for 18th FINA World Championships

Philippine Swimming Incorporated (PSI) has released the official qualifying and team selection guidelines for the 18th FINA World Swimming Championships in Gwanju, South Korea this July 21-28, 2019.

Swimmers eligible for Philippine Swimming Team Selection are swimmers who have achieved this year’s World Championships’ QTA or QTB (set by FINA) at any of the Qualifying Meets posted on FINA website.

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Jasmine Mojdeh nails third Philippine Junior National Swim Record

Philippines’ junior swim sensation Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh nailed her third Philippine Swimming Junior National record at the Dr. Ralph Hicken International Meet in Ontraio, Canada last weekend.

Swimming in the 12-year-old Age-Band, Mojdeh took the gold of the Girls 100m Butterfly event with a new PH junior swim record time of 1:04.74, erasing Camille Lauren Buico’s record of 1:05.20 set in 2016.

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Puerto Princesa to host Batang Pinoy nationals finals

Palawan’s capital city of Puerto Princesa will host the National Finals of the Batang Pinoy, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced on Tuesday.

PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said the Batang Pinoy national secretariat will meet with Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron on May 23 to finalize the details of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the tournament, which was scheduled from August 25 to 31 this year.

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Chloe Isleta hits SEA Games Qualifying Time

Chloe Kennedy Isleta hit the 30th Southeast Asian Games qualifying time of the Women’s 200m Backstroke event at the TYR Pro Swim Series Bloomington in Indiana, USA early morning today.

Clocking 2:19.32 in the morning prelims, Isleta finished 8th in the C Finals of the 200m Back event with a time of 2:19.57; with both times surpassing the 2017 SEA Games bronze medal time of 2:19.98.

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Sixteen year-old Pinoy Swimmer qualifies for World Championships

Early morning today, a young 16-year-old Filipino swimmer, who is yet to turn 17 years-old later this year, has hit the qualifying time (QTB) of this year’s World Championships after a sterling performance at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Jean-Pierre Khouzam has qualified to the 18th FINA World Swimming Championships in Gwanju, South Korea this July in the Men’s 200m Butterfly event.

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Remedy Rule clocks Tokyo Olympic Selection Time

Philippine Swimming’s prized swimmer, Remedy Rule, clocked a Tokyo Olympic Selection Time in the Women’s 200m Butterfly event at the TYR Pro Swim Series – Bloomington Leg early morning today in Indiana, USA.

Seeded 7th in the 200m Fly finals with prelims time of 2:13.70, Rule propelled her way to finish 5th place, clocking an Olympic Selection Time of 2:12.82, and making her the first Filipino swimmer who could possibly go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Chua shattered oldest Palarong Pambansa record; Mojdeh set another Junior PH Record

In a day where multiple Palarong Pambansa records were broken, Philippine Swimming’s national team mainstay Xiandi Chua shined the brightest as she shattered one of the three oldest Palarong Pambansa records at the UP Mindanao Sports Complex in Davao City, Wednesday morning.

Chua clocked a gold medal time of 2:23.86 in the 200m Individual Medley Secondary Division event to break Althea Lim’s 2:25.56 record set in the 1998 edition of Palarong Pambansa.

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Enot and Alcos end Philippines’ Arafura Games campaign with two golds

Philippine tankers Ivo Nikolai Enot and Samuel John Alcos ended the country’s 2019 Arafura Games campaign with two gold medals in Darwin, Australia, Tuesday afternoon.

Enot clinched his third individual gold medal in the games after finishing first in the 50m Backstroke 13-14 Boys event with a time of 29.80; while Alcos topped the 100m Breaststroke 17 & Over Boys event, clocking 1:05.63, to claim his second individual gold medal.

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