Eighteen tankers to represent Philippines at 11th ASEAN Schools Games

Eighteen secondary tankers, all Palarong Pambansa 2019 stand-outs, have been chosen to represent the Philippines at the 11th ASEAN Schools Games which will be held at the Jatidiri Complex Swimming Pool in Semarang, Indonesia this July 19-22, 2019.

Spearheading this year’s campaign are last year’s medalists Samantha Therese Coronel and Thanya Angelyn Dela Cruz. Coronel took the bronze of both 50m Back and 100m Back events; while Dela Cruz swept the bronze medals of all three Breaststroke events at the 10th edition of the games last year in Malaysia.

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Jasmine Mojdeh resets junior national swim record at PSI Grand Prix Nationals

Junior swim superstar Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh reset her own 100m Butterfly Girls 13 & Under Philippine Junior National Record on day one of the 2019 PSI Long Course Grand Prix National Championships at Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool in Manila, Friday afternoon.

At the morning preliminary, 13-year-old Mojdeh reset her 1:04.74 record to 1:04.72 to finish second overall in the Girls 100m Butterfly event. She then propelled her way to a golden finish in the Open Finals, trimming further her junior national record to 1:04.08 to top the Girls 100m Butterfly event.

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Desirae Mangaoang makes Junior Worlds cut

SEA Age Group triple gold medalist, Desirae Aubrey Mangaoang, made the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships’ cut last Sunday after surpassing the required 710 FINA Points in her 200m Breaststroke swim at the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Mangaoang, the pride of Aringay, La Union, dominated the 16-18 Girls 200m Breaststroke event from start to finish and took home the gold with 2:34.38

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Tankers end SEA Age Group campaign on a high note; doubles gold medal haul

The Philippine Junior tankers ended their campaign today on a high note, doubling their gold medal production this year at the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships held at the Morodok Techno National Swimming Pool in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

At home soil last year, the team went to bag 4 gold, 10 silver and 16 bronze medals. This year, the Philippine Swimming Junior Team bagged 8 gold, 13 silver and 9 bronze medals. This is by far the highest gold medal haul for the country after nine years of winning around 0 to 4 gold medals only every year.

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No stopping for SEA Age Group PH Junior tankers in Cambodia

There is no stopping for the Philippine Junior Tankers in Cambodia as they continued to rake in medals on day two of the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships today; adding two gold, five silver and three bronze medals for the country, and surpassing last year’s gold and silver medal haul.

Junior World Swimming Championships’ veteran, Xiandi Chua, opened day two’s campaign with a bang; dominating the 16-18 Girls 200m Freestyle event with a new best time of 2:05.63.

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PH Junior Swimming team opens SEA Age Group campaign with a bang

The Philippine Junior Swimming team opened their campaign today with a bang, romping three gold, six silver and four bronze medals at the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Morodok Techno National Stadium Swimming Pool, Phom Penh, Cambodia.

Aringay, La Union’s pride, Desirae Mangaoang, went straight to business in her first swim for the country, winning the gold medal in the 16-18 Girls 50m Breaststroke event with a new Philippine National Record time of 33.20.

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Seventy Junior Tankers ready to make a splash in Cambodia

Seventy Philippine junior tankers are ready to make a splash at the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Phnom Penh, Cambodia which starts tomorrow, June 28 until Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the newly-built Morodok Techo Stadium Swimming Pool, the venue of the 2023 Southeast Asian Games.

Spearheading this year’s campaign are Jerard Dominic Jacinto, Adrian Eichler, Rian Marco Tirol, Miguel Barreto, Miranda Cristina Renner, Xiandi Chua and Philippine national swimming record holders Georgia Peregrina and Desirae Mangaoang.

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Luke Gebbie trims down World Championships qualifying time; resets national record

Heading into the championships, 22-year-old Gebbie has already clocked a World Championships QTB of 50.41 at the Australian Swimming Championships last April; but it was done as a lead-off swimmer in a relay event.

Worried that it will not be honored as an official qualifying time as per Philippine Swimming Incorporated’s released qualifying guidelines, the Economics and Finance graduating student of University of Melbourne made sure that he will officially deliver a qualifying time for the Worlds this week, and stormed his way to a new Men’s 100m Freestyle new Philippine national record of of 50.25 in today’s morning prelims.

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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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