Philippines Swimming 2014-2021 Comprehensive #1 Guide

PHI SWIMMING’S ALIVE—BARELY

By Red N.A. Dumuk

(March 2022)

From the saving grace of PHI contingent in Southeast Asian Games to a non-entity in dire need of a lifesaver. That is the lamentable tale of PHI Swimming.

 

In 1989, PHI was predicted to amass 59 golds. Alas, it could only produce 26, a negative variance of 56%. Against the backdrop of the worst PHI standing then, fifth, swimmers Buhain and Thomson provided luster as they kicked in more than one-fifth of the PHI’s gold output. The duo’s share was the most among the nine sports which minted gold. The biggest shock was: basketball was not in the roster; the second time it was missing.

 

Buhain posted SEA Games and Philippine national records enroute to claiming three gold medals. Not to be outdone Thomson, not yet 15 then, equaled Buhain’s feat—three golds all in record times. And more….

 

Thomson outshone Buhain for she was declared Female Most Valuable Player of the 15th Southeast Asian Games. Buhain was not accorded the same accolade, an Asian Games record he rewrote, notwithstanding.

 

Then Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Sering, perhaps in an effort to quiet the yells of debacle from some quarters declared, “We’ll come back fighting.” Then Project: Gintong Alay executive director Arturo Ilagan was more forthright. He said, “Philippines was now three years behind its regional rivals.”

 

Buhain helped big time in restoring Sering’s credibility and, in so doing, belied Ilagan’s observation two years back. In the 16th SEA Games dubbed as “Miracle of “91”, Buhain outsparkled his partner in the distaff side as this time he emerged as the male MVP of the SEA Games.

 

Thomson collared two gold medals and settled for two silvers while Buhain romped off with five (including one from relay). With additional golds from Leo Najera and Lee Patrick Concepcion, swimming’s total of nine golds was eclipsed only by wushu’s and shooting’s 10s.

 

In PHI’s maiden hosting of the SEA Games 10 years back during the heyday of the Gintong Alay, swimmer William “Billy” Wilson tallied 3-1-1 which was second only to bowling world champion Bong Coo’s 4-2-0.

 

In the 1978 Asian Games Asian Games, Coo reaped three of PHI’s 4 golds with swimmer Gerard Rosario snaffling the other gold in one of the bright moments of PHI Swimming in the Asiad. The previous edition saw Rosario tote a 0-2-3 output, the most outstanding among Filipino campaigners who aggregated 0-2-12.

 

Freestylist Jairulla Jaitula figured in one-third and one-twelfth of the 9-silver and 12-bronze harvest, respectively, in the 1970 edition of the continental meet. Another freestyle specialist Helen Elliot four years earlier shared five to PHI’s 15 silver medal haul. Boxer Ricardo Fortaleza saved PHI from a gold shutout in 1970.  Another boxer, Rodolfo Arpon, and discus thrower Josephine de la Viňa were the only 1974 gold medalists.

 

Other swimmers who caused the Philippine flag to be raised to the tune of Lupang Hinirang included: 1951- Artemio Salamat, Jacinto Cayco and the 3 x 100m Medley Relay team of Salamat, Cayco and Marhatab Rajab; 1954- Haydee Coloso-Espino (2), Parsons Nabiula and Jocelyn von Giese; 1958- 4 x 100m Medley Relay team of Jocelyn von Giese, Sandra Von Giese, Victoria Cagayat and Espino.

 

Phi Swimming suffered a gold-medal drought in the Asian Games, spanning from 1962 to 2018.  There was breathing spell with the Wilson and Rosario gilts in 1978 and 1982. Sadder still, from 1986 to 2018 PHI Swimming has been displaying a 0-0-0 count, save for Raymond Papa’s two bronzes in 1998.

Fast forward to 21st century.

 

Table below shows PHI’s showing in the SEAG in the 21st century:

 

Edition Rank G S B No. of  Events
2019 5 1 6 9 38
2017
2015 6 0 2 11 38
2013 6 0 0 4 32
2011 6 0 2 5 38
2009 3 4 6 1 32
2007 2 8 3 7 32
2005 3 4 5 6 32
2003 4 2 6 4 32
2001 6 0 7 4 32

 

Note: PHI hosting in blue

 

PHI Swimming’s best performance in this century was attained in 2007, when PHI sank to its lowest position, 6th, for the first time since her debut in 1977. Close to 20% of PHI’s 41 golds was contributed by our swimmers that finished as runners-up to the Singaporeans.

 

Miguel Molina uncorked the biggest consolation to PHI delegation. His four gold medals thrusted him to the title of Most Valuable Player of the 2007 SEA Games. Ryan Arabejo pitched in three golds in a stellar supporting role.

 

Molina was the third Filipino to capture the SEA Games top award. Akiko Thomson and Eric Buhain churned their way to same award in 1989 and 1991 SEA Games. No other Filipino, outside of these three swimmers, has come close to be heralded SEA Games MVP.

 

PHI Swimming’s best bettered its 3rd place finish in the 2005 SEAG the PHI hosted for the third time and dominated first ever. Molina grabbed 3 golds with the other MM (Miguel Mendoza) snared one. Adding the five from diving (three from Sheila Mae Perez), aquatics ranked 3rd in the PHI delegation comprising 38 sports. Only wushu with 11 golds and athletics with 9 also but had more silvers clung to the higher rungs.

 

That proved to be PHI Swimming’s swan song. Measly two years hence, it was downhill all the way, driving one to pine for the good ol’ days—at least for PHI swimming.

 

It took a Fil-American during the 30th SEA Games 2019 to resuscitate PHI swimming after a gold-medal less campaign in four SEAG editions from 2011. James Deiparine’s gilt in the 100m breaststroke, was an early Christmas gift wrapped with a new SEAG record and National standard. His gold topped his silver in the 50m breaststroke.

 

(Our only Olympic swimming medals—two bronzes—were clinched in 1928 and 1932 by the Ilocano Shark, Teofilo Yldefonso, in 200m breaststroke both ruled Yoshiyuki Tsurata. Yldefonso and Tsurata encountered each other anew a decade later. This instance in a real war, WWII. Both of them were serving as lieutenants in their respective armies.)

 

Of the 56 sports contested in 2019 SEAG, PHI swimming (1-6-9 medal tally) together with karate (2-1-9), canoe/kayak (1-2-2), archery (1-0-0), bowling (0-1-1) and short track speed skating (0-0-1) ranked 5th among the contending nations. This means the sextet languished in the cellar for the 50 other sports ranked 4th and above.

 

Buoying up the spirits of the members of the swimming community, let’s have a look at the tables below.

 

                Sports that produced PHI Olympians in the 21st Century (2000, 04,08, 12,16 & 2020)

 

Aquatics* 15 8 23
Boxing 12 2 14
Athletics 6 7 13
Taekwondo 6 5 11
Archery 2 3 5
Weightlifting 1 5 6
Shooting 4 1 5
Judo 2 1 3
Equestrian 0 1 1
Rowing 1 0 1
Cycling 1 0 1
Table Tennis 0 1 1
Golf 1 2 3

Top10 Sports in producing PHI Olympians

 

Boxing 66 2 68
Basketball 63 0 63
Aquatics 48 15 61
Athletics 34 21 55
Shooting 35 1 36
Cycling 17 0 17
Weightlifting 14 2 16
Wrestling 15 0 15
Sailing 14 0 14
Judo 12 1 13

 

As they say, res ipsa loquitor.

 

In international/world hall of fames, only 11 Filipino athletes have been enshrined to date. Among them was swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso, “the father of modern breaststroke”. He was inducted in 2010 under the pioneer swimmer category following his inclusion in the inaugural batch of honorees of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF).

 

Forty-seven athletes have so far found a niche in the PSHOF, including a “Magnificent 7” of PHI Swimming:

                                                               

TEOFILO YLDEFONSO                      2010

                                                                GERARDO ROSARIO                        2016

                                                                MOHAMMAD MALA                       2016

                                                                JACINTO CAYCO                                2016

                                                                HAYDEE COLOSO-ESPINO             2016

                                                                ERIC BUHAIN                                     2021

                                                                GERTRUDES LOZADA                      2021

 

Will 2022 be full of surprises? Hanoi SEA Games and Hangzhou Asian Games, and possibly, Birmingham World Games—here comes PHI Swimming all-out to relive its old glory with overwhelming majority of homegrown talents in the U.S. of A.


 

 

 

 

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Lailani Velasco Motivational Video of Philippines Swimming in Time of #COVID-19

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What are Aquatic Events

  1. Surfing
  2. Sailing
  3. Swimming
  4. Wind Surfing
  5. Jet Skiing
  6. Wake Boarding
  7. Water Skiing
  8. Kite Surfing
  9. Skimboarding
  10. Bodyboarding
  11. Cliff Diving
  12. Scuba Diving
  13. Synchronized Swimming
  14. Synchronized Diving
  15. Triathlon
  16. Water Polo
  17. Aqua jogging
  18. Barefoot SKiing
  19. Canoeing
  20. Dragon Boat Racing
  21. Flyboard
  22. Flowboarding
  23. Kayaking
  24. Kneeboarding
  25. Paddleboarding
  26. Parasailing
  27. Rafting
  28. Yachting
  29. Cave Diving
  30. Ice Diving
  31. Powerboating
  32. Snorkeling
  33. Spearfishing

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Factbox: Key facts about artistic swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Games

(Reuters) – The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Artistic swimming, previously synchronized swimming, is one of the aquatic events.

  • In contrast, here are some key facts about artistic swimming at the Olympics.
  • Introduced: we added artistic swimming to the Olympic program in 1984.
  • Events: Artistic swimming is one of two women’s-only events and features a duet and a team competition with eight swimmers.
  • Swimmers complete a “free” routine and a “technical” routine in both events, with judges scoring them from 0-100. The duet and team combined final scores to determine the winner.
  • Rules: Each routine can last from 2-1/2 to five minutes and is set to the music playing above and below the water.
  • Also, swimmers must not touch the sides or bottom of the pool.

Technique:

  • Once known as “water ballet,” artistic swimming is judged not only on skill and athleticism; however on grace and style. However, the degree of difficulty in a routine also affects the scoring.
  • In addition to duet and team competition, swimmers move in tandem to create acrobatic patterns and execute lifts.
  • Above all Top countries: Russia is the world leader in the sport, winning nine gold medals at the last world championships.
  • Also, Russian athletes have won gold in the duet and team competitions at the last five Olympics.
  • Sources: International Olympic Committee, Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Swim England, FINA

(Reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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Philippines Swimming Miracle in the Pool 12-year medal drought comes to an end for Philippine Water Polo.

The Philippines Men’s Water Polo team punched above their weight to secure the silver medal at the 2019 SEA Games. In conclusion, a valiant effort, with the team just missing out on Indonesia for the gold. However, the Philippines did claim the scalp of 2017 defending champions Singapore who were demoted to the bronze this time around. 

The Philippines drew with Indonesia and Singapore and beat Thailand. 

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STELLAR. James Deiparine pumps his clenched fist in the air as he ends the Philippines’ decade-long gold medal drought. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE. Philippines Swimming

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Philippines Swimming Delparine ends the drought for 

James Delparine ended what may be considered the longest gold medal drought in the history of Philippine Swimming.  After 10 long years, Philippine swimming finally got its gold medal care of the Filipino-American swimmer.

The 26-year-old Delparine, in the process of taking gold, shattered the SEA Games record of Nguyen Vuu Het set in 2009 with a 1.01.46 clocking breaking the 1.01.60 games record. Delparine was silver 2 years ago in Kuala Lumpur. He also reset the Philippine record of 1:02:00.

Delparine was ranked a very closed 3rd in the SEA Rankings in the 100 Breast. However, he is ranked #1 in the SEA Rankings for 2019 in the 50 Breast, his stronger event.

Rewind 10 years, Philippine swimming had 4 golds at the 2009 SEA Games in Laos. 2 from Miguel Molina, 1 from Ryan Arabejo, and 1 from Daniel Coakley.

Tankers Remedy Rule and Jasmine Alkhaldi also rewrote their own national records in women’s 200m butterfly (2:10.99) and women’s 100m freestyle (55.76), respectively, while securing podium finishes. Therefore Rule, one of the gold favorites, took a very close Silver to defend SEA Games Champion Jin Wen Quah (2:10.97), while 26-year-old Alkhaldi was very pleased to secure the bronze in what may be her very last SEA Games.

11 Filipino Tankers qualified for finals. 

Philippines Swimming Reference:

https://www.rappler.com/sports/specials/sea-games/246462-recap-vlog-december-4-2019

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2019 Philippines Swimming 10 Athletes hit Bronze, Further 8 in Top 10 SEA Games 2019

The Following swimmers are ranked Top 10 in South East Asia for 2019 in their respective events. Also, The first 10 names have made the SEA Games Bronze of 2017 in individual events. In conclusion, anyone not on this list is not ranked Top 10 in South East Asia for this year. 

Provided a list of those who passed bronze and also SEA Rankings for Swimming 2019.

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Swimming legend urges Malaysians to break her record

Fadhli Ishak

KUALA LUMPUR: Swimming legend Nurul Huda Abdullah has asked Malaysian athletes to do the near-impossible at the Sea Games.

That is to beat her Sea Games record of a total of 22 astounding gold.

Nurul, deputy chef de mission (CDM) for the Manila Sea Games (Nov 30-Dec 11), issued the challenge when visiting karate, taekwondo, and Table Tennis Wushu athletes Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

 

https://www.nst.com.my/sports/others/2019/06/497937/swimming-legend-urges-malaysians-break-her-record

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Philippines Swimming PSL Leader Susan Papa passes away.

Philippine Swimming lost another big name. Susan Papa passed away at age 64 on May 19. Papa was a big reformer for the betterment of swimming for swimmers. She was also an accomplished coach who guided and mentored future Triathlete Claire Adorna and youth record holder Jasmin Modjeh.

Showing extreme humility and dignity. In conclusion, Papa eventually put her own differences with PSI aside to allow her athlete Jasmin Modjeh more opportunities to represent the country at more international meets.

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Philippines Swimming PSI Former long-time President Mark Joseph Passes away at 56

MARCH 08, 2019

Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) President Lani Velasco announced that former PSI president Mark P. Joseph died in his sleep in London on Thursday morning (Philippine time).

Joseph, 56, served as PSI head for almost 12 years during the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco Jr.

 

“With sadness, we would like to announce that Mark P. Joseph, former President of Philippine Swimming Inc and former Vice Chairman for High Diving Discipline in FINA, passed away at the age of 56,”said Velasco in a statement sent to the media.

 

Joseph’s interment will be announced soon.

 

“Mr. Joseph died peacefully in his sleep in the United Kingdom. His sister, together with the rest of his family, is making arrangements for his funeral.”

 

Also, Velasco said that Joseph was found dead by his brother in his bedroom. His brother was waiting to have breakfast with him; however, he didn’t show up.

“Mr. Joseph made a significant impact on Philippine swimming by promoting the sport at the grassroots level and by raising Philippine swimming to international standards,” the statement concluded.

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POC President Ricky Vargas expressed his sympathy to Joseph’s family.

Joseph was a hall of Famer athlete as a De La Salle University swimmer.

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https://www.manilatimes.net/psis-joseph-passes-away-at-56/522325/

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PSI upbeat on SEAG chances

Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) leadership remains upbeat. The 10-year gold medal drought in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) will end when the country hosts the biennial sports fest 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.

 

Apart from these recruits, PSI will still parade the multi-awarded Jasmine Alkhaldi and James Deiparine, who took two silvers in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, and Roxanne Yu, who bagged bronze also two years ago.

 

“The swimmers are training and the preparations for the SEAG is running smoothly,”

said Velasco.

 

A meeting with Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez is tops on Velasco’s priority to map out her athletes’ buildup for the SEAG.

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Philippines Swimming Vargas calls on ex-tankers to support swim tryouts.

INVOKING the spirit of patriotism and unity, Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas will try to convince former national swimmers turned coaches Ral Rosario, Pinky Brosas, Akiko Thomson Guevarra, and Eric Buhain to support the national team swimming tryouts for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in November under the supervision of the Philippine Swimming Inc. led by Lani Velasco.

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“We should try to set all our personal differences aside and work towards unity and what is best for our athletes and our country,”

Vargas said after he was informed about reports that Rosario and company intend to boycott the tryouts.

Vargas said he would try to meet with the group, which continues to question Velasco’s leadership despite securing recognition from both the International Swimming Federation and the local Olympic body within the week to persuade them to support the national team trials.

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Through POC membership committee chairman Robert Bachmann, Vargas met with Velasco recently. With the PSI president assuring both POC officials, the national squad tryouts would be “all-inclusive” and based on FINA rules and guidelines.

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“Obviously, we should have the best athletes available to us for the SEA Games. That’s why we have always stressed inclusivity in these matters,”

Vargas said.

 

“There is no need for acrimony and divisiveness. We can work this out.

“Lani has announced she is willing to do this. I call on the other groups to cooperate and work as one for the country’s interest.”

The Philippine SEA Games have also added significance after Velasco managed to secure sanction from the world swimming body last Feb. 1, making the regional swimming showcase an Olympic qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics historic first.

“We have the pleasure to inform you that FINA has approved the following competitions as meets where swimmers can achieve FINA “A” and FINA “B” swimming qualifying standard times (for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games).,”

FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu wrote Velasco.

 

Underscored in the correspondence was the SEA Games swim fest scheduled for Dec. 2 to 6 at the New Clark City Swimming Stadium in Capas, Tarlac.

Above all making the PH Games an Olympic qualifier virtually guarantees all of the region’s swimming elite. Among them, Singaporean Olympic sensation Joseph Schooling and Vietnamese phenom Nguyen Thi Anh Vien will see action.

“We would like to thank FINA for approving the 30th SEA Games as an Olympic qualifying meet. This is truly a first in the history of Philippine swimming,”

Velasco said. 

https://www.malaya.com.ph/business-news/sports/vargas-calls-ex-tankers-support-swim-tryouts?fbclid=IwAR2FbYVGAn3M2XyTneDyLhhTVcisGFp07gWUnX9s4YQ7NHYXVle2OU8Roe4

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POC, PSI Philippines Swimming agree to hold ‘all-inclusive’ swim tryouts

By Bong Pedralvez

January 25, 2019

PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas and Philippine Swimming Inc. president Lani Velasco met last Wednesday and agreed to hold an “all-inclusive” national team tryouts for the 30th Philippine Southeast Asian Games under the terms and conditions set by the PSI.

Also, Vargas had lunch with Velasco at a restaurant near the POC chief’s PLDT office in Makati; a source told Business Insight-Malaya yesterday,

 

“and Mr. Vargas was enlightened and was able to appreciate why the SEA Games team tryouts should be held under PSI rules and guidelines.

“The meeting between him and Velasco was quite cordial,”

the source said.

 

Above all, the International Swimming Federation recently re-affirmed the results of Feb. 17, 2018; PSI polls Velasco elected as the new president.

In conclusion, the POC lifted its indefinite suspension on the PSI last November, paving Velasco’s way to attend the local Olympic body’s general assembly meeting yesterday at the Meralco indoor theatre in Pasig City.

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Philippine Swimming – 2018 Batang Pinoy Finals Swimming Results

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Jasmine Mojdeh sets 3 records at the 2018 Batang Pinoy swimming Finals in 11-12 Age Category

All in all, we broke 19 meet records. Based on these results. This is at a guess 90-95% of the full results. Kindly provided to me by a swimming enthusiast. What makes the performances more remarkable is the pool was freezing at the Baguio. Making it less than ideal for athletes to swim to the best of their ability.

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From January 1, 2018, to August 26, 2018

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As promised after the Asian Games. How the landscape of southeast Asian Swimming is looking.

Please note 100 Backstroke

#2 Chloe Isleta Kennedy 1:03.86 100 Back Stroke NEO Garden 22 Jun Singapore

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2.13.64

SEA SILVER

2.18.39

SEA BRONZE

2.19.98

1

Vien Nguyen

VIE

2.16.18

TYR Pro Swim Series

Columbus

7-Jul-18

2

Nurul Fajar Fitrayati

INA

2.17.56

14TH NEO Garden SNSC

Singapore

21-Jun-18

3

Chloe Kennedy Isleta

PHI

2.17.71

14TH NEO Garden SNSC

Singapore

21-Jun-18

4

Roxanne Ashley Yu

PHI

2.19.12

Asian Games

Jakarta

19-Aug-18

5

Yessey Yosaputra

INA

2.19.79

49th Singapore AG Champs

Singapore

15-Mar-18

6

Fonpray Yamsuan

THA

2.21.26

14TH NEO Garden SNSC

Singapore

21-Jun-18

7

Azzahara Permatahani

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2.21.69

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Singapore

15-Mar-18

8

Xiandi Chua

PHI

2.21.85

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21-Jun-18

9

Gim Eojin

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2.21.86

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Thi Trang Hoang

VIE

2.23.30

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Popular Young Swimmer Micaela Jasmine Modjeh Breaks National 200 Butterfly Age Grade Record (video)

Feb 21, 2018

We previously reported about a swimmer being developed by the Philippine Swimming League (PSL). Jasmine Modjeh with the help of the Philippine Sports Commission.

Surprisingly the write-up has amassed 1500 reads. This young swimmer is just as popular as Hidilyn Diaz (Weight Lifting), Mary Joy Tabal (Athletics), or Ochoa (Jujitsu). So when we heard the news that Modjeh had broken a national age-grade record. We were quick to write a follow-up. Pinoyathletics started with Athletics but quickly became the voice ‘roar’ of the Filipino Athlete.

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First, note Modjeh is a Filipino-Iranian hence the surname.  Modjeh was born towards the end of 2006. Took the Filipino 200m Butterfly age Grade Record for 13 and Under. Her mark was 2:25.82, which broke the record set by Regina Maria Paz Castrillo at the Speedo League NCR Leg 1 on August 8, 2013.  we established this new mark at the 2018 Middle Eastern  Open Swimming Championships held at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on February 18.

Please note that even though the media has been noted as a National Junior Record, the actual Junior Record is 2:18.80, set by Marichi Gandionco in 2004 as a 14-year-old. The age division which Modjeh will move up to next year.

Modjeh time was a big improvement of more than 11 secs on her best time last year of 2:37.03 time set in the Thanyanpura invitational meet last February.

Besides the Philippines and the Czech Republic, participants from Hungary, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, Bahrain, India, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar also competed in the three-day meet.

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11 Yr Old Swimmer Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh Sets Sights 2024 Olympics

(Go For Gold Facebook Quoted If I’m not mistaken, she broke the age-group record of Singapore’s first gold medalist Joseph Schooling in a Singapore tournament just recently, which Schooling recorded in 2006.)

A comparison of Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh Scores to National Age Grade Records on Pinoyswimming.com.

Pinoyathletics will rely on these more so than the Batang Pinoy Records as these are more comprehensive.

Hence the Comparison of Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh’s performance (left side) is to the National Under 13 Records (right side).

I was informed that Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh was born in 2005; hence, it is still under 13.

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Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh 5 Golds

  1. 50m Butterfly 30.64 / Record 29.07/ Palaro Record 29.68
  2. 50m Breaststroke 38.54/ Record 35.35/ Palaro Record 36.63
  3. 200m Individual Medley 2:37.64/ Record 2:31.04/Palaro Record  2.33.71
  4. 100m Butterfly 1:10.34/ Record 1:05.20/ Palaro Record 1.06.91
  5. 100m Breast Stroke 1:23.88 / Record 1:18.73/ Palaro Record 1.19.35

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While based on this analysis, she is actually closest to the 200m Individual Medley Under 13 Record, taking distance and time differentials into account.

While she has 1-2 years left in this age category, she is within 2 secs of the Palarong Pambansa record in 200 IM and within the 50m, Butterfly, and Breast Stroke events range. 

The time of 2.37.64 ranks Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh 7th on the 13 and Under Rankings (pinoyswimming.com). Her main opponent in the Palaro might be Maglia Jayce Dignadice, last-year bronze medalist in this event in elementary, who has a comparable time of 2.37.90.

All the other athletes ranked above Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh are overage for Palaro 2018.PSL has really found themselves a very potential athlete. However, it’s earlier days yet, and who knows what could happen with support, etc. 

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Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals. In the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tournament. Held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City.

Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque. Most noteworthy was the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events in the girls’ elementary division.  Hence earning a spot in the Palarong Pambansa National Capital Region qualifying meet in February.Especially relevant is the fact she is at her young age already a veteran of international competitions. Hence giving her the experience and much-needed confidence boost. Consequently, Mojdeh made her presence felt early in the tournament by ruling the 50m butterfly in 30.64 seconds. And the 50m breaststroke in 38.54 seconds.Furthermore, Mojdeh continued her impressive showing in the afternoon session. Simultaneously, she reigned supreme in the lung-busting 200m Individual Medley in two minutes and 37.64 seconds.  Besides, capping her campaign with two more gold medals in the 100m butterfly (1:10.34) and 100m breaststroke (1:23.88).

“I’m happy that I was able to perform well in this competition. I was able to beat my personal best in all those events but it doesn’t mean anything yet. I need to improve my times for the next level of the competition which is the regional meet,” Mojdeh said.

Mojdeh has been winning gold medals in different international competitions this year.She actually set six Philippine junior national records in the girls’ 10-year category early this year during the 2017 Japan Age-Group Swimming Championship held in Tokyo. (please check pinoyswimming.com to verify)Also, Mojdeh stamped her class in the 100m butterfly (1:11.35), 50m butterfly (32.22), 100m breaststroke (1:25.52), 50m breaststroke (39.58), 200m Individual Medley (2:39.6), and 100m Individual Medley (1:14.3).

Last year, Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh earned gold medals in the

  • Winter Kanto Plain Championship;
  • Indian Ocean All-Stars Challenge in Perth, Australia; CNEF Stingrays
  • Invitational Meet in Hong Kong; 12th SICC Invitational Swim Meet in Singapore;
  • 2016 Buccaneer Invitational Swim Meet in Tokyo, Japan;
  • Hamilton Swimming Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Also, she was a back-to-back recipient of the prestigious Philippine Sportswriters Association Tony Siddayao award. A most noteworthy honor given to young outstanding athletes in the country.Consequently, the Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque tanker is being groomed for the 2024 Olympic Games.

“I’ll just continue my training and try my best as I really aim to qualify for the Olympics in the future. It’s everybody’s dream to compete in the Olympics and I want to make that dream a reality. I know it won’t be easy but I’m ready to face the challenge,” said Mojdeh.

Source:

NB: Some Editing Done.


2018 SEA Rankings in Swimming

We have not included the 2018 SEA Youth and 2018 ASEAN School Games Results. Or other meets not sanctioned by FINA. These Rankings represent an assortment of competitions from January 1, 2018, to August 19, 2018. Andrew Pirie compiles them, and ATFS Statistician is better known for his Track and Field Stats work.

Athletes who have broken the 2017 SEA Games marks are highlighted in 

Yellow = Gold

Gray = Silver

Brown = Bronze

Blue Highlight is for Filipino athletes ranked but have not achieved a SEA Games Bronze Medal mark.

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Making it to the Finals from the Philippines was Timothy Yen in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Christina Miranda Renner in the B Final of the Women’s breaststroke, Nicole Oliva 200m Free B Final,  the and the Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay.

 

 

 

Philippines Swimming Sources:

  1. http://www.manilatimes.net/white-mojdeh-lead-psl-strong-start/380804/
  2. http://www.manilatimes.net/jasmine-mojdeh-eye-opener-sports-officials-competitions/381437/
  3. https://beta.philstar.com/pilipino-star-ngayon/palaro/2018/02/19/1789216/heather-mos-mojdeh-umukit-ng-bagong-ph-record-sa-middle-east-open-swim-meet

 

2017 Philippines Swimming

2017 SEA Rankings Swimming Part 1

 

Sources:

  1. http://tempo.com.ph/2017/10/28/tarlac-bet-on-target/
  2. http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/10/28/1753318/eugenio-taguinod-seal-batang-pinoy-5-gold-haul

 

  1. These are the 10 Swimmers who hit the bronze and qualified for the team
  2. Updated the team is now down to 8 with Hall and Chua pulling out due to school commitments

 

2017 South East Asian Swimming Rankings Part 1

Apr 18, 2017

 

Absolutely we will apply no Short Course times.

Please send updates or results for consideration to [email protected] Part 2 will be issued at the end of May or June.

Swimming Rankings from Jan 1 to Apr 30. The Following Meets have been included.

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https://www.pinoyathletics.info/stats-records/batang-pinoy-records/swimming/

Philippines Swimming

List of Batang Pinoy Records in Swimming


Philippine Swimming 2014

Milo Little Olympics

Marikina Sports Complex

Oct 24-25

This was on October 24-25 at Marikina Sports Complex. Straight Final of 8, 2 from each team.

Philippines Swimming

Teams Luzon, NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao.

2014 Milo Finals Elementary Swimming Results (complete not in order)

2014 Milo Finals Secondary Swimming Results (might be partial)

Philippines Swimming

University Games Philippines Swimming

Central Philippine University, Iloilo 

Oct 24-25

2014 Philippine University Games Swimming Results (partial)

2014

2014 Milo Finals Swimming Elem Results

2014 Batang Pinoy Nationals (Bacolod) Swimming Complete Results

Philippines Swimming

2014 NCR Milo Little Olympics Swimming Results

hilippines Swimming

Philippines Swimming

Philippine Swimming 2014

Milo Little Olympics

Marikina Sports Complex

Oct 24-25

This was on October 24-25 at Marikina Sports Complex. Straight Final of 8, 2 from each team.

Philippines Swimming

Teams Luzon, NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao.

2014 Milo Finals Elementary Swimming Results (complete not in order)

2014 Milo Finals Secondary Swimming Results (might be partial)

Philippines Swimming

University Games Philippines Swimming

Central Philippine University, Iloilo 

Oct 24-25

2014 Philippine University Games Swimming Results (partial)

Philippines Swimming

2014

2014 Milo Finals Swimming Elem Results

2014 Batang Pinoy Nationals (Bacolod) Swimming Complete Results

Philippines Swimming

2014 NCR Milo Little Olympics Swimming Results

Long Distance National Championships Results

August 11, 2014

LC Nationals 2014

(*results from earlier in the year)

Chloe smashes own National Record in 400 IM surpasses Olympic B standard July 18, 2015

Philippines Swimming

Swimming: Hall moves up to #1 in South East Asia

June 29, 2014

Josh Hall

Fil-Heritage swimmer Joshua Hall swam 1:03.28 in the 100 Breaststroke at the recent MN Twin Jump to June in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Most Noteworthy is that the 23-year-old was the bronze medievalist at the 2013 SEA Games in this event. Furthermore, he now moves to #1 in South East Asia for the 2014 Rankings.

For a full list of 2014 Swimming Rankings

*Please note that the SEA Youth Championships are in progress, and we will be updating this list soon.

While his time was slightly better than his 1:03.32 bronze effort in Myanmar last year, the Performance gives Hall the standard of bronze medal sea games.

Meanwhile, Hall may be promoted to a silver medal as his opponent Indra Gunawan (INA) announced a two-year doping ban.

Philippines Swimming

2014 SEA Swimming Rankings Final

Jun 4, 2014

Singapore’s TeenagerJoseph Schooling leads a team of mighty swimmers to the 2015 SEA Games.

2014 Sea Swimming. Below is the complete ranking list of southeast Asian Swimming for 2014. Only LC results have been included.

2014 SEA Swimming Ranking Lists Final

SEA-Swimming-Rankings-2014-Issue1B

2014 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 2

2014 SEA Ranking Swimming Issue 3

2014 SEA Rankings Swimming Issue 3A

2014 SEA Rankings Swimming Issue 4A

2014 SEA Rankings Swimming Issue 5

2014 SEA Swimming Ranking Lists Final

 

2014 SEA Swimming Rankings Final

Jun 4, 2014

Singapore’s TeenagerJoseph Schooling leads a team of mighty swimmers to the 2015 SEA Games.

2014 Sea Swimming. Below is the complete ranking list of southeast Asian Swimming for 2014. Only LC results have been included.

2014 SEA Swimming Ranking Lists Final

SEA-Swimming-Rankings-2014-Issue1B

2014 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 2

2014 SEA Ranking Swimming Issue 3

2014 SEA Rankings Swimming Issue 3A

2014 SEA Rankings Swimming Issue 4A

2014 SEA Rankings Swimming Issue 5

2014 SEA Swimming Ranking Lists Final

BP Philippines Swimming Results 2014

2013 BP Final Swimming

 


BP Luzon Leg Swimming Results 2013

Oct 2013

BP 2013 Swimming Luzon Results

2013 FINA World Champ Results

Complete_Results_Book 2013 FINA World swimming

 

Philippines National Ranking Lists Swimming Updated

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For a fascinating article with calculations and summaries on the current swimmers available, please read here

You can also view previous ranking lists below

2013 SEA Swimming Ranking  Issue 1

2013 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 2

2013 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 3

2013 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 4

This is the final ranking list for 2013 South East Asia Swimming Mens and Womens. I have only included all Long Course competitions the athletes have competed in; short course conversions have been listed separately with *.

Please send any corrections to [email protected]

SEA Games Swimming Rankings Complete 2013.pdf

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