Philippines to host 11th Asian Swimming Championships next year

After the successful and historic stint at the 30th Southeast Asian Games this year, Philippine Swimming is set to embark on another milestone for Philippine Swimming as we host Asia’s biggest aquatic event next year, the 11th Asian Swimming Championships (Capas 2020) on November 7-17, 2020.

The Asian Swimming Championships is a quadrennial event which gathers more than 50 countries and is being participated by top athletes in Asia, in all aquatic disciplines : swimming, diving, water polo, synchronize swimming and open water swimming.

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Duterte adds SEA Games medal incentives; gold medalists now gets P850,000

President Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday that the Office of the President will be adding cash incentives to all SEA Games 2019 medal winners, in addition to the financial incentives that they will be getting in accordance to the law.

An additional of P250,000 to gold medalists, P150,000 for a silver performance and P100,000 for a bronze will be given by the office of the President.

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History of Philippine Aquatics’ SEA Games performance

Since joining in 1977, Philippines went home without a Gold Medal six times, of the twenty-two times we have participated.

First zero gold medal was in 1999, after the retirement of Raymond Papa, and then in the following SEA Games in 2001.

With the entry of Miguel Molina in the Philippine Swimming Team in year 2003, Philippines managed to score gold medals from 2003 to 2009.

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SEA Games 2019 Schedule : Water Polo, Diving and Open Water events

Philippine Aquatics 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2019) campaign kicks-off with our Men’s and Women’s Water Polo team strutting their wares on November 26 to December 1, 2019 at the NCC Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac.

Our divers will then see action on December 2 and December 6, 2019 at the NCC Aquatic Center, followed by our swimmers who are going after the elusive SEA Games gold medal on December 4 to 9, 2019.

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