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Philippines Swimming B Standards TOKYO OLYMPICS (as of 26.02.21)
200m LC Fly – 2:10.99 (2019 SEA Games)
50m LC Free – 25.48 (2019 SEA Games)
100m LC Free – 55.76 (2019 SEA Games)
50m LC Free – 22.62 (2019 SEA Games)
100m LC Free – 49.94 (18th FINA World Championships 2019)
100m LC Breast – 1:01.46 (2019 SEA Games)
2019 South East Asian Rankings for Swimming Complete
2019 South East Asian Games Results
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
- Wind Surfing
- Jet Skiing
- Wake Boarding
- Water Skiing
- Kite Surfing
- Cliff Diving
- Scuba Diving
- Synchronized Swimming
- Synchronized Diving
- Water Polo
- Aqua jogging
- Barefoot SKiing
- Dragon Boat Racing
- Cave Diving
- Ice Diving
- 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.
- 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)
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.
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.
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:
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.
2019 SEA Swimming Ranking List 10.08.19
Crowd Sourcing – Please email additional information to p[email protected]
Provided a list of those who passed bronze and also SEA Rankings for Swimming 2019.
Swimming legend urges Malaysians to break her record
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.
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.
Philippines Swimming PSI Former long-time President Mark Joseph Passes away at 56
“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.”
“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.
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.
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,”
A meeting with Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez is tops on Velasco’s priority to 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.
“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.
Philippines Swimming 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.
“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,”
“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,”
POC, PSI Philippines Swimming agree to hold ‘all-inclusive’ swim tryouts
Philippine Swimming – 2018 Batang Pinoy Finals Swimming Results
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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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
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, 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 heat 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.’
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, stunned by Japan’s Kosuke Hagino at the last Asian Games in 2014 and 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, where 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 Asian Games Finalist in 200 Back StrokePhilippines Swimming
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. You 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 her time off (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 the SEA Games, has qualified ahead.
The defending champion from 4 years ago, Sayaka Akase of Japan, also qualified for 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.
Philippines Swimming Isleta not entered in time
On a side note. Shame that POC couldn’t sort out Chloe Isleta’s 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. At the same time, it’s probably crazy to think Chloe could have landed top 3. She probably would have gone around 6th or 7th overall.
|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||INA||2.21.69||49th Singapore AG Champs||Singapore||15-Mar-18|
|8||Xiandi Chua||PHI||2.21.85||14TH NEO Garden SNSC||Singapore||21-Jun-18|
|9||Gim Eojin||SIN||2.21.86||14TH NEO Garden SNSC||Singapore||21-Jun-18|
|10||Thi Trang Hoang||VIE||2.23.30||National Youth Champs||Ho Chi Minh||14-Jul-18|
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Nicole Oliva the best so far this year
Nicole is the most productive athlete on the Philippine Team as of now. Topping. Two events, the 200M Free Style Rankings with a Silver SEA Games medal standard and 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.
Nicole Oliva makes a big splash at world level 7th at World Olympic Youth.
Nicola Oliva barged into the 400m Free Style Final with a time of 4:16.72.
Furthermore, Oliva had finished 7th in the 200m Freestyle earlier t the Youth Olympic Games Finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Consequently, she Qualified 4th going into the final.
In contrast, the only Asian athlete to qualify.
The mark was just outside Oliva 4:16.32 PB set at the 2018 Pan Pacific Champs earlier this year in Tokyo.
Oliva’s mark of 4:16.32 is the Philippines National Record in this event. (Wikipedia incorrectly reports 4:16.61, which is a weaker performance than what she has actually done). This was a good outcome for Philippines Swimming.
In the Final, Oliva had a slightly better mark of 4:16.61, which placed her 6th place higher than her ranking in the 200m Freestyle the other day.
Oliva marks in the 200 and 400 Free at this competition surpass the 2017 SEA Games Bronze medal performance, but her 200 PB from earlier in the year is good enough for Silver at SEA Games.
Nicole Oliva Makes Big Splash at World Youth Level
Rising Filipino swimming star Nicole Oliva, 16, made it all the way to the finals at the Youth Olympic Games Final in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nicole Oliva clocked 2:02.08 to qualify 8th and last going into the finals.
And then upgraded to 7th place in the final with a slightly slower time of 2:02.13.
The mark was a big improvement in her performance at the World Swimming Championships last year, where she did 2:05.55 and placed 36th of 54 athletes.
The 5’7 Nicole Oliva is at St. Francis High School in the United States. And represents Santa Clara Swim Club.
Allison Beebe coaches her.
The Philippine Record in 200 Free is 2:00.84, set by Jasmine Alkhaldi at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore. Nicole Oliva has timed 2:00.98 earlier in the year at the Pan Pacific Games in Tokyo.
Oliva sets New Philippine Record in 800m Freestyle
June 10, 2018
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 13th FINA World Championship in Rome, Italy, July 31, 2009.
Nicole Oliva receives a special award.
Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh
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.
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.
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.
Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh 5 Golds
- 50m Butterfly 30.64 / Record 29.07/ Palaro Record 29.68
- 50m Breaststroke 38.54/ Record 35.35/ Palaro Record 36.63
- 200m Individual Medley 2:37.64/ Record 2:31.04/Palaro Record 2.33.71
- 100m Butterfly 1:10.34/ Record 1:05.20/ Palaro Record 1.06.91
- 100m Breast Stroke 1:23.88 / Record 1:18.73/ Palaro Record 1.19.35
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.
NB. Some Editing Done
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.
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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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 Chinese national anthem playing 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.
Sun vows to spearhead China’s dominance while warding off strong challenges from archrival Japan as the team’s undisputed leader in and out of the water.
“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. Still, it 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
- Sun Yang/(China)
- Kosuke Hagino (Japan)
- Rikako Ikee (Japan)
- Joseph Schooling(Singapore)
- Dmitriy Balandin (Kazakhstan)
Hot stuff: China swim king Sun eyes Asian sweep
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.”
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.
WOMEN’S 800 FREE TIMED FINAL (EARLY HEATS)
- Pan Pac Record: 8:11.35, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2014
- Erica Sullivan, USA, 8:26.27
- Haley Anderson, USA, 8:27.13
- Madeleine Gough, AUS, 8:27.28
- Ashley Twichell, USA, 8:29.36
- Chase Travis, USA, 8:37.86
- Kate Sanderson, CAN, 8:43.99
- Nicole Justine Marie Oliva, PHI, 8:53.21
- Ana Rosalee Mira Santa, PHI, 9:12.04
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 Philippines SwimmingHosted 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 gold 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 total medals or 9.4% of all total medals.
In 2017 the Philippines had 4 Gold, 9 Silver, 8 Bronze = 21 total medals.
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.
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 before the start of the Asian Games in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.
Philippines Swimming Sources:
2017 Philippines Swimming
2017 Asian Junior Swimmers
By Lailani Velasco OIC of Philippine Swimming Incorporated
It was an honor and privilege for me to represent our country as a Bureau Member of the Asian Swimming Federation in the recently concluded 9th Asian Age Group Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
swimmers came home with…
– 3 Gold from Bhay Newberry
– 1 Silver from Camille Buico
– 2 Bronze from Camille Buico and Thanya Delia Cruz
This is the first time that the Philippines has garnered Gold in the Asian Age Group Championship! This event is recognized as the most important Age Group Swim Meet in Asia.
Gold medalist Bhay Newberry and Silver medalist Camille Buico and Coach Marichi were part of the Philippine Sports Commission’s Junior Team to train in Santa Clara and Seattle last June-July 2017. I hope that our Junior swimmers will continue to be given opportunities to train in similar swim camps because they hope for the future and the valuable lessons they learn are priceless. Let us continue to harness our young swimmers’ talents to reap the harvests in the years to come.
Congratulations to our Artistic Swimming Team- Jem Tiambeng, Isabel Pacheco, Coach Maria Elizabeth, and Coach Reina Rose Enriquez-Suarez. Well done, girls!
Thank you, and congratulations to the Uzbekistan Swimming Federation for a successful event!
Thank you to Chairman Butch Ramirez, the PSC Board, and the PSC staff for your all-out support to our Junior Athletes.
Lastly, Thank You, dear God, for all the blessings, guidance, and strength. ??
“You must give to get. You must sow the seed before you can reap the harvest.” by Scott Reed.
2017 Batang Pinoy Luzon Santiago Swimmer takes 5 Golds
Oct 29, 2017
2017 Batang Pinoy Luzon Santiago Swimmer takes 5 Golds
Vigan City, A swimmer from Santiago City, Isabella captured 5 Golds. 11-year-old Jalil Taguinod. In the 12 Under Age Category for Boys. We did these in 3 days.
I have ranked his events, starting with the best performance.
200m Individual Medley 2 min 31.29
- This mark is already below the Batang Pinoy Record 2 min 31.29 of MC Tracy Alindogan, set 5 years in the 2012 Batang Pinoy Finals.
- The Under 13 Record, according to pinoyswimming.com, is 2 min 19.85 set by Michael Mars Danila in 2002. Since there is no Under 12 record and Jalili is still 11 (2006), there is some time to catch up.
200m Breaststroke 2 min 46.01 secs
- Also within the range of the record of Ethan Roy Co 2 min 45.41, 2014
100m Breaststroke 1 min 16.27 secs
- The Batang Pinoy Record is 1 min 15.21 Ethan Roy Co, 2014
- This will give Jalil a good chance at the Final to break that
50m Breaststroke 33.58 secs
- Quite far from Joshua Taleon 31.88 in 2014
50m Back 39.92 secs
- Very far from the Batang Pinoy Record of Seth Martin 31.12
This was 5 of 6 golds; the only gold he could not help his team win the 4×200 medley relay on Thursday.
SEA Games 2017
Aug 20, 2017
With Synchronized swimming complete, the Philippines finished with 0 medals in these events. Jemimah Nissi Tiambeng and Allyssa Marey Salvador finished with a final score of 59.6333.
Likewise, in Water Polo, the Philippines lost its last Game against Indonesia 12-5. With 3 losses, this placed the Mens Team 4th with Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia getting the top 3 medals in Water Polo
Swimming 2017 SEA Games Day 4 – Medals campaign on hold for the day
The Philippines in Men’s Water Polo has 2 losses and 1 win now a 7-5 loss to Singapore.
The Philippines also did not medal in the synchronized swimming, with Deborah Fei of Singapore taking the Gold in the Solo Free routine. Aaliyah Pachecho did not place in the top 3. Malaysia won the solo technical of sync swimming with Fei of Singapore retaking second the Philippines failed to medal.
SEA Games Aug 16, 2017
Meanwhile, the Philippines Men’s Water Polo was unlucky today, losing narrowly 8-7 to hosts Malaysia. After winning a stunning 9-7 over 2015 SEA Bronze medallists Thailand. After having no wins in the 2015 SEA Games. While Defending Champions Trounced Thailand 13-2 in the other pool.
2017 SEA Games Day 2 – Philippine Mens Water Polo beats Thailand in Opening Game
Aug 15, 2017
How good for the morale of the Team was it that the Philippines won their first event?
The Philippines beat Thailand in Men’s Water Polo on Day 2 of the 2017 SEA Games. In their first-round match, the Philippines triumphed 9-7 over Thailand. Thailand was the Bronze medallists in the 2015 games edition. Even though early days, the win is a huge moral victory for the Philippines, eluded from a gold medal in Aquatics in the last 3 SEA Games.
This delighted Philippine Swimming Incorporated OIC Lailani Velasco, who witnessed the event.
In an earlier match, 2015 Silver Medalists Indonesia beat Malaysia 4-3.
The SEA Games Water Polo is a round-robin tournament. Each contestant meets each other in turn, rather than an elimination tournament, which is knockout. The Philippine Men will next play Malaysia tomorrow and Singapore the day after that. With just 4 teams participating. The top 2 in the pool will play for the Gold and Silver and the other two the
Bronze medal. The Philippines’ win over Thailand gives it a good chance of bagging a medal this time.
Philippine Swimming Leads the way in Fair Selection selects only athletes who hit Bronze for SEA Games.
July 24, 2017
I would like to congratulate Philippine Swimming Incorporated PSI despite taking a bit longer. We know it’s due to careful analysis of data and planning.
To sticking to and abiding by a fair and measurable selection process. Strictly the bronze medal standard. And not opening the back door’ to make exceptions to their clear and transparent selection system.
As when you ‘Bend the Rules’ in a selection process, you open the doors to other athletes and coaches questioning the association’s judgment and credibility. With these scenarios
“If my athlete didn’t hit your criteria, why did you let xxx athlete who didn’t hit the criteria come into the team.”
With Fair Selection for Measurable Sports
- Measurable Sports = Measurable System Methodology based on numbers. Whether the bronze medal or FINA Points or whatever.
- Effective Data mining of opponents strength
- Absolutely no Favoritism. Think with Brain and not Heart when selecting. The athlete actually has the performance rather than “I think this athlete will perform well.
- Selection system methodology and team list made public. So all stakeholders and members of the community can see the transparent and fair selection reasoning. It also saves an association from repeating themselves, explaining the same thing repeatedly when people start emailing or calling up. Easier to point them towards a web link so the association can spend more time ‘well running the association;
While other opinions are, we should be giving other athletes the chance to participate. I think that it’s better to send younger athletes being developed to international Age Grade meets.
If the SEA Games is a lower level meet, then hitting the bronze should not be too much to ask.
More young athletes need to be supported, so they have more chances to hit the bronze standard. And with that extra support, they should have no trouble qualifying for SEA Games. This extra support involves measurable selection for Youth age-grade meets. In cooperation, PSC has agreed to send young swimmers to a training camp in the United States.
Although more investment in youth meets, which swimmers are usually funding themselves, would be beneficial also. Quite a large delegation is going to the ASEAN School Games next month,
If athletes cannot even qualify for the SEA Games Bronze standard with full support, they may need to find other athletes to develop.
Getting sent to SEA Games is an incentive for athletes to strive to hit the bronze medal mark.
And just sending everyone would lose the prestige of those who hit the bronze medal mark.
Swimming’s Officer in Charge Lailani Velasco, stood firm on not including an athlete who failed to make the bronze. All 10 swimmers selected made the bronze. As soon as you make one exception, it opens the back door for all kinds of appeals and complaints, which would have taken the focus and energy away from preparing for the games.
Velasco, who is the PSI Secretary-General, is looking after the Swimming Association with its President Mark Joseph away for the time being.
- These are the 10 Swimmers who hit the bronze and qualified for the team
- 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.
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 Breaststroke||Girls 13-15||35.35||Thanya Dela Cruz||MARC||Tagum||29.11.16|
|50 LC Breaststroke||Girls 13-15||35.69||Raissa Gavino||Quezon City||Bacolod||29.01.14|
11-12 Boys 200 Meter Fly
|200 LC Butterfly||Boys 11-12||2.30.38||Kenji Arguzon||Dasmarinas||Bacolod||12.12.14|
|200 LC Butterfly||Boys 11-12||2.30.07||Maenard Batang||Baguio City||Tagum||29.11.16|
11-12 Boys 100 Back
|100 LC Backstroke||Boys 11-12||1.09.19||Seth Martin||Quezon City||Bacolod||13.12.14|
|100 LC Backstroke||Boys 11-12||1.08.88||Maenard Batang||Baguio City||Tagum||29.11.16|
|200 LC Medley Relay||Boys 11-12||2.14.39||B. Cabilete, E. Omandan, K. Leybag, A. Sumaoy||DDNP||Tagum||29.11.16|
|200 LC Medley Relay||Girls 11-12||2.17.71||N. Mendoza, M. Dignadice, M. Manantan, J. Carbonell||PPST||Tagum||29.11.16|
|200 LC Freestyle||Girls 11-12||2.20.52||Aubrey Sheian Bermejo||Iligan||Cebu||28.11.15|
|200 LC Freestyle||Girls 11-12||2.18.17||Janella Alisa Lin||BDAG||Tagum||29.11.1|
2, 5 Records Fall Bermejo breaks 14-year-old meet Record (results)
Batang Pinoy Philippines Swimming Day 1-2 Report
Editor, www.Pinoyathletics.info & 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 swimming record finally fell Aubrey Sheian Bermejo (Iligan), who 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) Bacolod 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 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 Ianiko Grieco Limfilipino (Quezon City) 4.56.17 set in Bacolod in 2014.