The Palarong Pambansa (Filipino for “National Games”) is an annual multi-sport event involving student-athletes from 17 regions of the Philippines. The event, started in 1948, is organized and governed by the Department of Education or DepEd.
Student-athletes from public and private schools at elementary and secondary levels can compete provided they qualified by winning at their regional meet.
For young Filipino student-athletes, Palarong Pambansa is the culmination of school sports competition, which start with local school intramurals, followed by the congressional district, provincial, and regional athletic meets.
Here’s the updated Palarong Pambansa records of the swimming events.