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Nicole Oliva receives special award


2019 South East Asian Rankings for Swimming Complete

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2019 South East Asian Games Results

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Special Thanks to Lailani Velasco and PSI for providing the SEA Games Results


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


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. Aquajogging
  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

Best 33 Water Sports Types

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: Artistic swimming was added 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.
  • In addition Swimmers in both events complete a “free” routine and a “technical” routine, 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.
  • In addition, swimmers must not touch the sides or bottom of the pool.



  • Once known as “water ballet,” artistic swimming is judged not only on skill and athleticism however grace and style. However, the degree of difficulty in a routine also affects the scoring.
  • In addition duet and team competition, swimmers move in tandem with each other 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.
  • In addition, 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)

Full Article Here






Philippines Swimming

Philippines Swimming

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 there weight to secure the silver medal at the 2019 SEA Games. In conclusion, a valiant effort with the team just missing out to Indonesia for the gold. The Philippines did, however, 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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Philippines Swimming James Delparine
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 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 which is 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. 


 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 the year 2019 in their respective events. In addition, 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 past bronze and also SEA Rankings for Swimming 2019.

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2019 SEA Swimming Ranking List 10.08.19

Crowd Sourcing – Please email additional information to [email protected]

Provided a list of those who past 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, who is deputy chef de mission (CDM) for the Manila Sea Games (Nov 30-Dec 11), issued the challenge when visiting karate, taekwondo, Table Tennis and Wushu athletes at Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

Philippines Swimming PSL Leader Susan Papa passes away

Philippine Swimming lost another big name. Susan Papa who passed away at age 64 on May 19. Papa who 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 among others. 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.


Philippines Swimming Susan Papa
Susan Papa

“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.


In addition, apart from these recruits, PSI will still parade the multi-awarded Jasmine Alkhaldi as well as 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 so she could map out her athletes’ buildup for the SEAG.

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.

Philippines Swimming Lailani-Velasco
Swimming’s OIC Lailani Velasco

“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.

Meeting with Velasco

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.

Ricky Vargas

“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.”


In addition The Philippine SEA Games have taken on 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, a 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 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 that all of the region’s swimming elite. In addition among them Singaporean Olympic sensation Joseph Schooling and Vietnamese phenom Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, will see action in the competitions.


“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.

POC, PSI 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.

In addition, 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 the way for Velasco 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

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

All in all 19 meet records were broken. 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 very cold at the Baguio. Making it less than ideal for athletes to swim to the best of their ability.

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2018 Philippines Swimming

Philippine Swimming – 2018 Philippines Swimming SEA Ranking Swimming Issue 2

From January 1, 2018, to August 26, 2018

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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Asian Games: Teenager Ikee excited about closing in on fly champ Sjostrom

Japan’s teenage sensation and Tokyo Olympics hopeful Rikako Ikee said she feels to be closing on Rio champion and world record holder Sarah Sjostrom after dominating the Asian Games women’s 100-meter butterfly on Tuesday.

“I am excited about how close I can get to (Sjostrom). I don’t want to lose. I want to make a habit of winning,” 18-year-old Ikee told reporters as she marked a games record 56.30 seconds in the 100 butterfly, her strong event, at the GBK Aquatic Center in Jakarta.

Ikee has gained momentum since placing sixth in her 2016 Olympics debut, where Sjostrom claimed victory in 55.48, rewriting the world record she set the previous year. Ikee holds Japan’s national records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 50 and 100 butterflies.

“I was aiming for the 56.50-second range but it turned out I swam faster. I feel my level is getting higher,” Ikee said. “Strategy-wise, it was perfect.”

Although expressing worries about how tired she felt after the heats earlier in the day, she did not show it in the race, finishing 1.10 ahead of China’s Zhang Yufai, who settled for silver.


China’s Sun completes ‘golden slam’

Seto retains the title, Kumar upset

JAKARTA, Aug 19, (AFP): Chinese giant Sun Yang swept to Asian Games 200m freestyle gold Sunday to add to his Olympic and world titles – then had his national anthem played twice after a flag-pole malfunction.

The triple Olympic champion produced a blistering last two laps to clock one minute, 45.43 seconds and successfully launch his quest to win five gold medals in Jakarta.

The victory was twice as sweet for Sun, who was stunned by Japan’s Kosuke Hagino at the last Asian Games in 2014 and also took silver behind Korean rival Park Tae-hwan in 2010.

From the moment Sun strode out sporting a bright yellow tracksuit and huge red headphones to roars from flag-waving Chinese fans, there was only ever likely to be one winner.

The 26-year-old favorite absolutely smashed the final, finishing more than a second clear of Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto, celebrating by screaming out loud and punching the air as he soaked up the applause of his adoring fans.

“I’ve waited eight years for this title,” said an emotional Sun, easily China’s biggest sporting personality.


ASIAN GAMES/ China’s Sun celebrates gold before flags fall


Philippine Swimming – Jasmine Alkhaldi Makes Finals in 100 Free at Asian Games

A small but competitive team from Philippine Swimming. As 25-year-old Jasmine Alkhaldi made her way to the 100 Freestyle final clocking a season-best of 56.38 to lead the SEA Rankings.

Alkhaldi qualified 6th to the finals. Alkhaldi made the most of the absence of Quah Ting Wen of Singapore and Nguyen Vien of Vietnam who beat her at the last SEA Games in 2017 were she picked up the bronze.

Consequently, Jasmine was the fastest qualifier from South East Asia to the final. Jasmine set the National Record of 55.90 during the SEA Games bronze effort. She will have a shot at breaking that tonight.


Philippine Swimming – Roxanne Ashley Yu makes 200 Backstroke Finals at Asian Games

Aug 19, 2018


Roxanne Ashley Yu
Roxanne Ashley Yu Asian Games Finalist in 200 Back Stroke

Despite having only 2 Swimmers entered at the Asian Games. Philippine Swimming made a big splash in the pool. As 21-year-old Roxane Ashley Yu barged her way into the 200 Backstroke Final at the Asian Games. Yu will swim in the finals in the evening. Yu surpassed her SEA Games Bronze time and standard for the 2019 SEA Games.

Yu clocked 2:19:12 to finish second in heat 2 behind Liu Yaxin of China who has the fastest time. She did take the scalp of Yessie Yosaputra of Indonesia the SEA Games Silver medalist. Yu was the bronze medalist in Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games improving on her time of (2:19.98).  Yu in the 2015 SEA Games clocked a PB of 2:18.45 as an 18-year-old.

Vien of Vietnam the SEA Games Champion who was the Bronze medalist in 2014 did not join the 200 Backstroke as she is focussing on Individual Medley events.  However, Fitriyati of Indonesia who didn’t medal in this event in SEA Games has qualified ahead.

The defending champion from 4 years ago Sayaka Akase of Japan also qualified to the final. The Philippines had no entry in this event 4 years ago.

Yu has schooled overseas. She went to high school in Phuket, Thailand at the British School and now attends school. She now attends college at the University of Miami, Florida.

Isleta not entered in time

On a side note. Shame that POC couldn’t sort out Chloe Isleta entry in time. She just swam a 2:17.71 at Neo Garden in Singapore on 21 June. So would have been more than capable of making that final. While it’s probably crazy to think Chloe could have landed top 3. She probably would have gone around 6th or 7th overall. 

Rankings for South East Asia need to be updated soon

200m Back
SEA GOLD2.13.64
1Vien NguyenVIE2.16.18TYR Pro Swim SeriesColumbus7-Jul-18
2Nurul Fajar FitrayatiINA2.17.5614TH NEO Garden SNSCSingapore21-Jun-18
3Chloe Kennedy IsletaPHI2.17.7114TH NEO Garden SNSCSingapore21-Jun-18
4Roxanne Ashley YuPHI2.19.12Asian GamesJakarta19-Aug-18
5Yessey YosaputraINA2.19.7949th Singapore AG ChampsSingapore15-Mar-18
6Fonpray YamsuanTHA2.21.2614TH NEO Garden SNSCSingapore21-Jun-18
7Azzahara PermatahaniINA2.21.6949th Singapore AG ChampsSingapore15-Mar-18
8Xiandi ChuaPHI2.21.8514TH NEO Garden SNSCSingapore21-Jun-18
9Gim EojinSIN2.21.8614TH NEO Garden SNSCSingapore21-Jun-18
10Thi Trang HoangVIE2.23.30National Youth ChampsHo ChI Minh14-Jul-18

For more News on Swimming please visit our section for Asian Games.

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. They are compiled by Andrew Pirie an ATFS Statistician better known for his work in Track and Field Stats.

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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Oliva the best so far this year

2018 SEA Rankings in Swimming
Nicole Oliva

Nicole Oliva is the most productive athlete in the Philippine Team as of now. Topping.two events the 200M Free Style Rankings with a Silver SEA Games medal standard and also the 800M Freestyle with a bronze medal standard. 

Oliva #2 in the 400M Freestyle with a bronze medal standard and #3 in the 1500 Freestyle. She also ranks in the Top 10 in the SEA for the year in the 200 Backstroke, 200 Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley and 400 Individual Medley.

After achieving 4 QTAs she will represent the Philippines at the Olympic Youth Festival Final in Rio as she has qualified for the meet.


More news on Swimming, 2017 Rankings and Asian Games Updates visit here


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Sunrises, flags fall on the opening night of swimming finals

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sun Yang thought he’d seen it all in his glittering swimming career. That was until Sunday’s opening night of swimming finals at the Asian Games.

In an embarrassing technical blunder for game organizers, the flag hoist collapsed during the playing of the Chinese national anthem as Sun stood atop the podium after winning the 200-meter freestyle final.

Officials picked the flags up off the pool deck and hastily reattached them to the broken metal hoist but were unable to raise them again while the anthem was played for a second time, to the bemusement of Sun and spectators watching in the stands.


China primed to meet the challenge from Japan

With three-time Olympic freestyle champion Sun Yang leading the way, China’s vaunted team of pool sharks is determined to take a bite out of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.

Three days before the competition opens, the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Center in a southern suburb of the Indonesian capital was the scene of frenzied action on Wednesday as Chinese swimmers tested the water in a final tune-up for the quadrennial event.

As the team’s undisputed leader in and out of the water, Sun vows to spearhead China’s dominance while warding off strong challenges from archrival Japan.

“I’ve fully prepared for the Asian Games after intensive training in Hong Kong, where I improved my aerobic endurance for the long-distance events,” said Sun, who will compete in all four individual freestyle events from 200m to 1500m in Jakarta.

At the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sun lost his opening 200 to Japanese underdog Kosuke Hagino but rebounded to win gold in the 400 and 1500, as well as the men’s 4×100 free relay, contributing greatly to China’s leading haul of 22 golds.

5 Swimmers to make a splash at the Asian Games

Wikako Ikee
  1. Sun Yang/(China)
  2. Kosuke Hagino (Japan)
  3. Rikako Ikee (Japan)
  4. Joseph Schooling(Singapore)
  5. Dmitriy Balandin (Kazakhstan)

Hot stuff: China swim king Sun eyes Asian sweep

by Alastair HIMMER


Agence-France Presse

Brash, belligerent and often painted as swimming’s big, bad wolf, Chinese giant Sun Yang will be looking to salvage his rivals at the Asian Games.

The triple Olympic champion is poised to swim the men’s 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle in Jakarta — and it would take an astonishing upset to deny him a gold medal sweep.

No shrinking violet, Sun triggered a diplomatic row at the 2014 Asian Games by slamming Japan’s national anthem as “ugly” after being ambushed by Kosuke Hagino in the 200m free in Korea.

Sun was banned for three months in 2014 for taking trimetazidine, prescribed for a heart condition and which had only been included on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of illegal substances four months earlier.

Rival swimmers tore into Sun at the Rio Olympics in 2016, where Australian Mack Horton labeled him a “drug cheat” and Frenchwoman Camille Lacourt sniffed that Sun “pees purple”.

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Chloe Isleta makes the A Final of the 400 IM at the Pan Pacific

August 9, 2018

Championships in Tokyo. 2017 SEA Games bronze is 4:54.

 Yui Ohashi, JPN, 4:36.05 Melanie Margalis, USA, 4:39.09 Sakiko Shimizu, JPN, 4:39.76 Emily Overholt, CAN, 4:40.63 Brooke Forde, USA, 4:40.76 Ally McHugh, USA, 4:41.08 Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, CAN, 4:44.64 Ye Huiyan, CHN, 4:57.65 Chloe Isleta, PHI, 4:59.21

Also, qualifying was Nicole Oliva and Ana Rosalee Mira Santa. Bronze in the last SEA Games is 8:51.09 in this event.


  • Pan Pac Record: 8:11.35, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2014
  1. Erica Sullivan, USA, 8:26.27
  2. Haley Anderson, USA, 8:27.13
  3. Madeleine Gough, AUS, 8:27.28
  4. Ashley Twichell, USA, 8:29.36
  5. Chase Travis, USA, 8:37.86
  6. Kate Sanderson, CAN, 8:43.99
  7. Nicole Justine Marie Oliva, PHI, 8:53.21
  8. Ana Rosalee Mira Santa, PHI, 9:12.04


Also 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.


SEA Age Grade Championships 2018

2018 Philippine SEA Age Grade Champs in Swimming Philippines Hosted the 3-day event in Laguna. Final Medal Tally. Congratulations to our 4 gold medalists and the many Junior records.

Some facts about SEA Age Grade champs in swimming 

  • Vietnam had more Golds than all other teams put together 58 vs 47 for all other teams
  • Vietnam had more Total Medals 119 than the next best two teams put together Thailand and Indonesia that had 107
  • The Philippines had 4 of 105 medals being the host that is 3.8% of all the golds
  • The Philippines had 30 of 316 of total medals or 9.4% of all total medals

In 2017 the Philippines had 4 Gold, 9 Silver, 8 Bronze = 21 total medals.

Vietnams improvement
2016 39 gold, 39 silver, 27 Bronze = 105 Medals Total
2017 51 Gold, 27 silver, 13 Bronze = 91 Medals Total
2018 58 Gold, 39 silver, 22 Bronze = 119 Medals Total

While the Philippines got more total medals at the host and equaled its Gold count from last year. Vietnam every year is increasing its number of golds.

Oliva sets New Philippine Record in 800m Freestyle

June 10, 2018


Then and Now. Nicole Oliva (Left) and Erica Totten (right)

CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE OLIVA for setting a new 800m Freestyle Philippine National Record of 8:48.62 at the Santa Clara TYR-Pro Swim Series, erasing Erica Totten’s 9-year-old record of 8:53.34 clocked at the at the 13th FINA World Championship in Rome Italy, July 31, 2009.

Ricky Vargas

POC Suspends Philippine Swimming: Two Articles in the news today.  From Manila Times

POC President Ricky Vargas

POC declares PSi election invalid

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Ricky Vargas said that they suspended the recognition of Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) headed by its president Lani Velasco after the arbitration committee declared the election of the PSI last February invalid.

Vargas stressed that they would do everything to fast track the case of swimming prior to the start of Asian Games in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

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Popular Young Swimmer 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 a 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 off about Athletics but quickly became the voice ‘roar’ of the Filipino Athlete.

First, note Modjeh is a Filipino-Iranian hence the surname.  Modjeh who 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.  This new mark was established 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 it has been noted to the media as a National Junior Record, the actual Junior Record is 2:18.80 which was 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 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.



2016 Batang Pinoy Swimming 7 New Records Day 1 & 2 Batang 2 Records in Boys 12 and Under

Nov 29, 2016


Please note that records originally were for 12 and under and 13-15. Now records are for 12 and under and 13-17. To accommodate this I will add a 16-17. the group for records if they exceed the 13-15 marks. Otherwise, I will disregard them. Relay Results have not been accepted if 13-15 with 16, 17-year-old athletes in place.12 & Under 200 Meter Back: Janelle Alisa Lim, 12 BDAG 2.35.19

Previous Record: Maria Olegario San Juan, 2.39.22 (Iloilo)

13-15 Girls 50 Meter Breast:

50 LC BreaststrokeGirls 13-1535.35Thanya Dela CruzMARCTagum29.11.16 

Previous Record:

50 LC BreaststrokeGirls 13-1535.69Raissa GavinoQuezon CityBacolod29.01.14 

11-12 Boys 200 Meter Fly

200 LC ButterflyBoys 11-122.30.38Kenji ArguzonDasmarinasBacolod12.12.14 
200 LC ButterflyBoys 11-122.30.07Maenard BatnagBaguio CityTagum29.11.16 

11-12 Boys 100 Back

100 LC BackstrokeBoys 11-121.09.19Seth MartinQuezon CityBacolod13.12.14
100 LC BackstrokeBoys 11-121.08.88Maenard BatnagBaguio CityTagum29.11.16

New Event

200 LC Medley RelayBoys 11-122.14.39B. Cabilete, E. Omandan, K. Leybag, A. SumaoyDDNPTagum29.11.16 
200 LC Medley RelayGirls 11-122.17.71N. Mendoza, M. Dignadice, M. Manantan, J. CarbonellPPSTTagum29.11.16 

New Record

200 LC FreestyleGirls 11-122.20.52Aubrey Sheian BermejoIliganCebu28.11.15
200 LC FreestyleGirls 11-122.18.17Janella Alisa LinBDAGTagum29.11.1

2, 5 Records Fall Bermejo breaks 14-year-old meet Record (results)


Batang Pinoy Swimming

Batang Pinoy Swimming Day 1-2 Report

Andrew Pirie

Editor, & ATFS StatisticIan 

Cebu, with two days out of four done for the Batang Pinoy Swimming Finals. 5 Records fell in the pool in swimming.

The oldest record in swimming finally fell Aubrey Sheian Bermejo (Iligan) clocked 2.20.52 in 11-12 Girls 200 Freestyle mark of Reena Danggoy 2.24.46 of PRQ which was set in the older editions of the Batang Pinoy in 2001.

Gian Carlo De Guzman 2.29.14 of Lipa City broke the 11-12 boys 200 Backstroke record of Seth Martin (2.33.03) (Quezon City) set in Bacolod last year.

3 of the Records in the 400 Individual Medley took a tumble as well. Miguel C. Barretto (Quezon City) broke the 3-year-old record of Miguel Adormeo (Lucena) in Boys 11-12 400 Individual Medley lowering it nearly 10 seconds from 5.34.04 to 5.24.70. In the girls, 11-12 Gianna Garcia (Manila) swam 5.38.69 lowering the meet record last year of Zoe Marie Hilario (Davao City) which was 5.39.59. Philip Josquit Yu-Santos (Cebu) swam a new mark in the 13-15 boys with a time of 4.52.96 to beat the meet record of Ianiko Grieco Limfilipino (Quezon City)  4.56.17 set in Bacolod in 2014.

List of Batang Pinoy Records in Swimming


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