Adrian Eichler hits 2019 SEA Age-Group Champs’ QTB

Fil-German Adrian Philipp Eichler hit the 1500m Free QTB of the 30th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships at the South Germany Long Distance Championships (Süddeutsche Meisterschaften Strecke) in Wurzburg, Germany last weekend.

Fifteen year-old Eichler, who is yet to turn sixteen this December, clocked 16:26.47 in the 1500m Freestyle event, which surpassed this year’s SEA Age Group Championships’ QTB of 16:32.57 in 16-18 Age Group.

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Alkhaldi hits Tokyo Olympics selection time; resets national swim record

The road to her third Olympic Games is definitely bright as Jasmine Alkhaldi clocked a Tokyo Olympic Selection Time (OST/QTB) in the 50m Freestyle event at the Deutscher Mannschaftswettbewerb Schwimmen (DMS) 2019 meet in Essen, Germany early this month.

Twenty five year-old Alkhaldi finished the 50m Freestyle event with 25.51 clocking, just enough to equal the Tokyo Olympic Games OST. (Olympic Qualifying Time – OQT/QTA – is 24.77, wile OST/QTB is 25.51)

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Tagum City to host PNAG 2019 this March

Tagum City, Davao will once again host the The Philippine National Age Group Swimming Championships (PNAG) this year on March 29-31, 2019.

PNAG 2019 is open to all 2019 PSI-registered swimmers in good standing, aged 11 and above; wherein events are separated into four Age-Brackets : (1) 19 & Over, (2) 16-18 Age Group, (3) 14-15 Age Group, and (4) 11-13 Age Group, with age as of December 31, 2019 as age of reckoning.

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PSI upbeat on SEA Games chances

The leadership of the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) remains upbeat that the 10-year gold medal drought in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) will end when the country hosts the biennial sporstfest late this year, PSI president Lani Velasco said yesterday.

“I feel we will win not just one (gold),” said Velasco, noting that five Fil-foreign talents will beef up the squad that will take part in the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 SEAG.

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43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships Qualifiers

List of Philippine Swimming Qualifiers to the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Cambodia this June 28-30, 2019.

Please note that this is not the official List of Qualifiers. Philippine Swimming Incorporated (PSI) is the sole governing body who can release the official list of qualifiers. Data on this page though is based on the qualifying guidelines released by PSI.

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PSI releases qualifying guidelines for 2019 SEA Age Group Championships

Philippine Swimming Incorporated (PSI) releases the team selection qualifying guidelines for the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships this year, to be held in Cambodia on June 28-30, 2019.

Just like last year, PSI is set to send a full team to this year’s edition in Cambodia, wherein Top 2 swimmers in all events and in all age-groups will get the chance to be selected to the team and represent the country at this annual regional championships for the youth.

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Georgia Peregrina breaks Akiko Thomson’s 26-year-old PH Swim Record

Seventeen year-old Georgia Peregrina broke the 26-year-old 200m Backstroke Philippine Swimming National Record of Akiko Thomson at the NSW Senior State Age Championships in Sydney, Australia last December 19, 2018.

Peregrina set a new Philippine record time of 2:16.33 en route to her gold medal finish, erasing Thomson’s record of 2:16.44 clocked at the 25th Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain in July 31, 1992.

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My First SEA Games

A few months into the training, Gintong Alay big boss Mr. Michael Keon decided that we needed a foreign coach to train us for the SEA Games the following year. We were fortunate to get Coach John Van Meter who was from the University of Tennessee and was a standout in the early 1980s for the sprint freestyle events.

He was the coach who first saw in me the potential to do well in the 400 meters Individual Medley event. He soon shifted my focus away from the 200 meters backstroke.

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FINA gives go signal making SEA Games a qualifier for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IN an huge development, the swimming competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games will now serve as one of the qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The international swimming federation Fina has sent a communique to the Philippine Swimming Inc. about its decision to make the Nov. 30 to Dec. 10 meet a qualification procedure for the Tokyo Games.

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POC chief Vargas affirms PSI authority on SEA Games tryouts

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has reiterated an inclusive approach in selecting members of the national swimming team provided that the tryouts be done under the auspices of the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI).

PSI president Lani Velasco and POC president Ricky Vargas recently threshed out issues, specifically the tryouts for the national swimming squad, for the coming Philippines SEA Games set to start Nov. 30

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Mojdeh breaks junior national record; makes seniors ranking cut

Delivering a spectacular performance at the said meet is twelve year-old Jasmine Mojdeh who broke the 200m Butterfly 13 & Under Philippine junior national record of 2:26.13 set by Regina Maria Paz Castrillo at the Speedo G-League NCR Leg 1 five years ago.

Mojdeh, who is turning 13 years-old this year, clocked an eye-popping 2:22.25 in the 200m Butterfly event, almost four seconds faster than the current junior record.

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List of 2018 Philippine Swimming National Record Breakers

A total of fifteen Filipino Swimmers have broken the Philippine Swimming national records in Season 2018, and one has equaled the seniors national record.

Of the fifteen swimmers, Nicole Justine Marie Oliva leads the pack, with two new senior national records on her belt (400m and 800m Free), and four 16-18 Junior National Records. Also breaking a senior national record was Jarod Jason Hatch (100m Fly), and the quartet of Ted Jacob Laminta, Janelle Alisa France Lin, Adrian Philipp Eichler and Zoe Marie Hilario, who broke the 4x200m Free Mixed Relay record.

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