Chloe smashes own national record unofficial B Standard Olympics
July 18, 2015
Contributed by Cecille Waller, edited by Pirie Enzo.
HEADLINE: Things are looking better for Philippine Swimming with one athlete drawing very near to an Olympic qualification mark. Fil-Heritage swimmer Chloe Doromal Isleta lowered her National Record and National Junior Record 16-18 in the 400 Individual Medley from 4:56.68 at the Los Angeles Invite a few weeks ago to 4:52.57. (article on previous mark here), where she also broke the 200 IM record.
The mark was under the Olympic B Standard of 4:53.38, with qualifying period March 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. However the meet was not an Olympic qualifying meet. Whereas the World Juniors will be an Olympic qualifying meet.
Chloe could be the second athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games. Double SEA Games Gold medalist Eric Cray has already hit the Olympic standard three times for athletics in the 400m Hurdles. Hildilyn Diaz in weight lifting is also very close to hitting the mark. This is subject to eligibility rules of Philippines Swimming as Chloe was selected for the 2015 SEA Games but was not able to participate.
4:52.57 is also underneath the silver medal performance in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games which was 4:52.63.
It was also under the 4:54.54 B Qualifying time for the World Championships in Kazan. The qualifying period for the World Champs is March 1, 2014 to July 23, 2015. Chloe had opted to apply for inclusion in the World Juniors instead.
Improving Isleta Individual Medley swim Records in US Meets
June 24, 2015
Contributed by Cecille Waller, edited by Pirie Enzo.
HEADLINE: Fil-Heritage swimmer Chloe Doromal Isleta Breaks the Philippine National records in the 400IM and 200IM at 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara California, June 19-21, 2015. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics’ Chloe Isleta has broken the Philippine Record in the 400 IM for the second time this year, and the 200IM twice.
400 IM Isleta lowers own Record
The new record was set in the preliminaries at this international and olympic star-studded swim event!. She broke her own Philippine national record in the women’s 400 long course meter Individual Medley on Friday at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series meet at Santa Clara by swimming a 4:56.68, a 20th finish after the preliminary session qualifying her to swim for C Finals. She also surpassed the old record again in a slower but equally impressive time 4:56.91 at finals which is still close to her lifetime best of 4:56.27 (not counted as before obtaining a Filipino passport and registering with PSI).
Chloe previous record was 5:00.11 set at the Speedo Southern Sectionals in Orlando, Florida last February 28, 2015 (according to pinoyswimming.com). Prior to that the mark was the long standing record of another Fil-Heritage swimmer Erica Totten 5:05.43 at the 2005 SEA Games. The mark was also a junior 16-18 record, surpassing her previous performance.
The Performance would have been good enough for Isleta to land a bronze at the 2015 SEA Games as Bronze was 4:59.52 and Silver 4:52.63.
200 IM Isleta breaks Dato’s Record
The young 17-year old swimmer who was ranked 16th in the women’s 200 long course meter Individual Medley, once again broke a Philippine National record by 1.33 seconds in the 200IM, a record held by Hannah Dato who swam at the 2nd Southeast Asian Federation Swimming Championship in Singapore in 2014. Chloe Isleta clocked in a 2:19.67 at the preliminary session qualifying her to swim for B Finals. She then broke her morning swim record time by .20 seconds with a new Philippine National record time of 2:19.47 at finals.
Her record breaking swim is still close to her lifetime best of 2:18.47 (before getting a Filipino passport and registering with PSI). Isleta who lives in Morgan Hill California trains for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics in the United States. She also broke her own National Junior Record.
She was born to a Filipino mother, Cecille Doromal Waller who is a graduate of St. Paul’s College in Manila, and a Filipino father, Ruel Isleta, a San Beda College alumnus. She trained with her sister, Czsarina Dawn Marie Isleta at the Santa Clara Swim Club prior to her sister’s collegiate swimming career at Oregon State University. Chloe Isleta who is a rising senior at Presentation High School just turned 17 years old last month. She now holds the two fastest times in the Philippine history in these two Individual Medley events including the record from an earlier meet this year in the 400IM.
The old record holder before her was Erica Totten who swam a 5:01.43 at Austin Grand Prix in 2009. Considered to be one of the more difficult swimming events, if not the most difficult, the 400IM combines 100 meters of each stroke: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Chloe’s versatility on all four strokes make her a powerhouse in both 200IM and 400IM at a very young age. At age 16, her lifetime best of 2:18.47 in 200IM which she swam last July at the 2014 Los Angeles Invitational held at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center at USC Campus in Los Angeles California qualifies her at this year’s 16th FINA World Championships this August in Kazan Russia.
Long Distance National Championships Results
August 11, 2014
(*results from earlier in the year)
Chloe smashes own National Record in 400 IM surpasses Olympic B Standard
July 18, 2015
Josh Hall: Filipino Swimming Superstar
April 13, 2014
Josh Hall recently made his first splash on the International scene, winning a bronze medal at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games and competing at the World Championships for The Philippines in Barcelona, breaking multiple National records along the way. But his journey started much earlier beginning in Germany and taking him through Wisconsin as a state champion and onto a swimming scholarship to become one of the best breaststrokers in The University of Minnesota’s history.
Born in Germany to a military family with a Filipino mother whose parents were married in Japan, Josh moved to Wausau, Wisconsin at age 5. Swimming seemed to be the only thing his older sister could beat him in, so the young and competitive Josh decided to begin swimming, eventually joining the Wausau Tide Swim Club which took his swimming career to the next level. After winning state titles in Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota offered Josh a scholarship where he qualified for the NCAA Championships.
As Josh’s mother is Filipino, he was able to compete for The Philippines at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games and World Championships, with Josh saying “the journey has been really, really fun.” Josh is on track to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics for The Philippines, but will need support to get there. When competing for the Filipino National team, he had access to a physical therapist, massage therapist and sports psychologist. As Josh is now graduated, he does not have access to these tools at his University. Additionally, Josh is looking to represent The Philippines on the 2014 Asian leg of the World Cup circuit in Singapore, China and Japan; but his travel is not covered to get to the meets to compete. Additionally, it is Josh’s dream to ensure that his parents can see him compete in person at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on his road to Rio. “I want them all to see a kid who dreamed to go to the Olympics at 10 years old and then see him realize that crazy dream 15 years later,” says Josh.
Help Josh get to the 2016 Olympics for The Philippines with the training and travel he needs as well as help his parents get to The Asian Games to watch their son compete in person. 50% of all funds achieved over Josh’s goal will go to the Philippines Red Cross for typhoon relief.
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Papa welcomes PSL participation in BPinoy
March 17, 2014 11:19 pm
by EMIL C. NOGUERA
PSC Chairman Ricardo Garcia said the Batang Pinoy and the PNG are open to all potential athletes as the commission aims to discover fresh talents for future international competitions.
“We are thankful to PSC Chairman Garcia for opening the doors for us to compete in PSC-POC-sanctioned competitions such as Batang Pinoy and PNG. The PSL is also grateful for letting us use the swimming facility at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. This is the beginning of democratic, progressive, responsive and effective approach in sports,” said Papa.
The Batang Pinoy is a 15-under event while the PNG is a senior-level tournament which serves as a tryout to national team aspirants.
“All we want is to democratize swimming. We patiently waited that under the PSL program we come up with swimmers that can qualify in the POC-sanctioned meets in international and local competitions. This is something factual especially swimming is a measurable sport,” added Papa.
The PSL chief named a few potential PSL swimmers including Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas, who bagged eight gold medals in the Royal Bangkok Meet in Thailand, and McTracy Alindogan, winner of eight golds in the Cape Town Swim Gala in South Africa.
“Zamora started with PSL monthly competition program. The progress is very clear. After four years, he improved tremendously, breaking a 10-year-old national junior record in two events.
“We have other swimmers as good and as improved as Zamora. Because of the success of PSL grassroots developmental program, the reality is we swimmers better than the swimmers from the other group [Philippine Swimming Incorporated],” said Papa.
The PSL is not receiving financial aid from the government, according to Papa.
“This will be an eye opener to all of us Filipinos that we never lose hope even there is no financial support from the government, we can even help the government by not being a burden and rather do what you can do for our country.
“We can help the government making the citizenry healthy by swimming. Help young kids especially the less fortunate go to swimming and get them into scholarship. So many things to help the state out of swimming,” stressed Papa.
Papa also reiterated that she’s not aiming for a position in the national swimming association (PSI). “All I want is that the NSA be open to every swimmers and no membership requirements.”
PSL urges PSC to boost sports-for-all program
March 16, 2014 9:45 pm
Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa, Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa MD, 1970 Universiade veteran Sonia Baltazar, guest speaker Engr. Alfredo Mascardo and Elizabeth Mascardo PhD, and coaches of different teams pose after the PSL coaches and trainers seminar held on Sunday at the Diliman Preparatory School in Quezon City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) on Sunday encouraged the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to strengthen its sports-for-all program to further develop young and promising athletes.
The PSC has a sports-for-all campaign in keeping with the advocacy of the International Olympic Committee—“a movement promoting the Olympic ideal that sport is a human right for all individuals regardless of race, social class and sex.”
PSL President Susan Papa said the association has its own successful grassroots development program, the longest running for swimming in the country.
“This program is our voluntary and independent response to the disturbing and continuous decline of the performance of our Filipino swimmers not only in the recent Olympic Games but in almost all Philippine Olympic Committee-sanctioned international competitions.
“We are gaining headway and successes for all these efforts. Unfortunately, there are persistent roadblocks that get in the way of this program,” said Papa.
The PSL has linked up with independent swimming clubs, coaches and swimmers to pursue a common vision of developing world-class athletes under democratic and progressive program.
Papa highlighted her group’s achievements, including a number of PSL national and international competitions, rising number of swimmers and clubs, and swimmers who reached international standards.
“These swimmers can already qualify in the POC-sanctioned international competitions. We want a truly ‘sports-for-all’ and effective grassroots development program free from stifling and undemocratic policies, remove unauthorized relation policy and membership requirement.
“We want a unified national program where the National Sports Association is truly the representative of all the sectors in all areas of the country, legitimate representation by region in the board,” said Papa.
PSC Chairman Ricardo Garcia said the commission already provided the PSL with support “on a case-to-case basis.”
“For example, we are letting them use the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool since they have their own grassroots development program. Their aim is to develop swimmers and these swimmers are also Filipinos so we let them use our facilities. They are also welcome to join tournaments like the Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games,” Garcia said.
The PSC recently removed swimming, under the Philippine Swimming Incorporated (PSI) headed by its President Mark Joseph, in its list of priority sports. The PSC also urged Joseph to come up with a clear PSI grassroots program.
Garcia warned that the PSC might stop giving funds to the PSI if Joseph fails to comply.
BP Swimming Results 2014
Lorenzo Jenkins Labao has seven titles in Swimming
Jan 31, 2014
UAAP standout wins PSL top swim recognition
MANILA, Philippines – Ma. Claire Adorna, the Universiade veteran who invoked her right to compete in the UAAP, won four gold medals in her final year to emerge the most outstanding female swimmer of the Philippine Swimming League.
Adorna, 19, captured four golds, one silver and one bronze and broke three UAAP meet records in her final year as varsity swimmer of the University of the Philippines to emerge unanimous choice for top honors conferred by the PSL, which conducts the country’s longest-running community sports program.
Adorna was also a consistent Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awardee in local and international swimming competitions, the last being in Bangkok in December 2013.
Adorna obtained a slot in the PSL-Philippine team to compete in the 2013 Universiade held in July in Kazan, Russia despite warnings by the UAAP board that participation by any UAAP athlete in the 166-nation Universiade or University Games, the most prestigious multi-event competition after the Summer Olympics, would result in suspension.
Coming home from Russia, she was not allowed to participate in the UAAP, but angry protests by the UP hierarchy under Dr. Alfredo Pascual and the Senate led by Sen. Pia Cayetano and threats of court action by the Philippine Swimming League, forced UAAP host Adamson U to waive the suspension a week before competitions.
The UAAP board became the center of other controversies that led to the non-participation of UP rookie Ana Dominique Bartolome, a transferee from UST, who had to undergo a two-year residency. The rule did not sit well with UST and La Salle swimmers who did not take off the starting block to show their sympathy for Bartolome,as she and the rest started the race.
PSL develops future stars thru grassroots program
First of Two Parts
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Swimming League, a non-profit, non-stock corporation that doesn’t depend on government for support, is one of the few success stories in grassroots development in the country.
The PSL was born out of necessity, conceived of by a former Asian Gamer who saw the utter deterioration of a sport she had brought to the doorsteps of the Olympics, expanded it with the help of former swimming greats, sustained its growth and turned it into what is now a shining example of effective grassroots development for future Olympians.
After three years of operation, the organization has conducted 52 tournaments nationwide and sent young swimmers to over 12 age-group international competitions – in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Taiwan and Malaysia. Its regular local tournaments drew an average of 400 swimmers from various parts of the country even as they were alternately held in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
From their foreign tours, the swimmers, aged six to 17, had brought home Most Outstanding Swimmer awards on top of individual gold medals in various age categories. In the process these young swimmers gradually developed a feeling of confidence and achievement while experiencing the joy and excitement of swimming side by side with foreign age groupers and bringing honors to their country. A brief tour of every city gave them a peek of the global village.
The PSL has also gone outside East Asia as its swimmers competed against world-class opposition in the Universiade, the Olympics of schools in over 166 countries, held in 2011 in Tsien Shen, China and in 2013 in Kazan, Russia.
SEA Games Swimming Update: Agony for Alkhaldi as Thais Demand Re-swim
December 13, 2013
Philippines swimmer looked like they had gone one better than last SEA Games with Jasmine Alkhaldi’s stunning victory in the Womens 100m Freestyle . Hawaii based Alkhaldi is the Filipino Record Holder in this event (56.37). The Philippines failed to secure a gold in the 2011 SEA Games however Jessie Lacuna and Deborah Hong (who is not playing this SEA Games and is semi-retired) won medals.
Alkhaldi won the final from the highly fancied Quah and Lim from Singapore in a time of 56.65. Ting Weng Quah and Amanda Lim of Singapore clocked 56.74 and 57.21 respectively.
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However it was not to be as the Thai’s protested after the awarding of the medal claiming that the race was not recalled when all the swimmers except the Thai went on the first beep. In swimming first beep is set second beep is go.
Our very own Jasmine Alkhaldi will reswim again today at 6.00pm in Myanmar.
Note some of the Filipino Sprinters who did not swim were still in the start lists such as Hannah Dato and Fahad Alkhaldi. Fil-Heritage athlete Matt Navata who qualified to SEA Games on converted times qualified third to final in his weaker event the 400m Individual Medley.
First timer Navata finished fourth in the finals in 4:30.75.
Jasmine Alkhaldi qualified second to the womens 100m Freestyle final in 57.76 outside her Filipino Record of 56.37 set at the world Champs in Barcelona in July. Alkhaldi won her heat, she was behind in qualifying SEA #2 Qiang Qi Lim (Singapore). Lim’s team mate Mylene Ong who is #1 in SEA rankings was not competing in this event.
150m 1:35.03 200m 2:09.96
32.11 35.65 34.93
250m 2:47.89 300m 3:26.89
|QUAH Zheng Wen
150m 1:34.40 200m 2:09.34
31.92 35.19 34.94
250m 2:49.55 300m 3:29.73
|NAVATA Matt Louis
150m 1:36.27 200m 2:11.80
32.36 35.68 35.53
250m 2:50.91 300m 3:30.30
|TRAN Duy Khoi
150m 1:36.49 200m 2:10.58
32.13 35.61 34.09
250m 2:48.27 300m 3:26.46
|PANG Sheng Jun
150m 1:39.00 200m 2:13.80
33.16 37.00 34.80
250m 2:53.80 300m 3:33.49
|LAM Quang Nhat
150m 1:39.37 200m 2:15.30
33.15 37.46 35.93
250m 2:54.15 300m 3:33.35
150m 1:38.26 200m 2:15.25
32.21 38.00 36.99
250m 2:54.74 300m 3:34.66
|PUTRA Satrio Bagaskara Gunadi
150m 1:39.20 200m 2:15.99
34.17 36.06 36.79
250m 2:56.66 300m 3:38.58
|LEE Jeau Zhi Vernon
150m 1:37.03 200m 2:13.15
32.32 36.68 36.12
250m 2:54.31 300m 3:37.40
150m 1:38.77 200m 2:15.25
33.27 36.48 36.48
250m 2:57.52 300m 3:40.44
|WONG Fu Kang
150m 1:41.19 200m 2:19.99
32.82 39.46 38.80
250m 3:02.79 300m 3:45.76
|Aung Myo Oo
150m 1:41.63 200m 2:19.69
34.13 37.69 38.06
250m 3:06.48 300m 3:53.86
|1||1||5||LIM Xiang Qi Amanda||SIN||1993||0.66||28.23||57.68
|3||1||3||SRISA ARD Jenjira||THA||1995||0.64||27.88||58.33
|4||2||4||QUAH Ting Wen||SIN||1992||0.74||28.31||58.39
|6||2||3||HAPSARI Patricia Yosita||INA||1993||0.72||28.73||58.78
|7||2||6||TRAN Tam Nguyen||VIE||1994||0.85||28.96||59.32
|8||2||1||GUSTIANJANI Kathriana Mella||INA||1992||0.74||29.00||59.65
|9||2||2||LE Thi My Thao||VIE||1996||0.74||29.86||1:02.68
|10||2||7||K Zin Win||MYA||1998||0.89||31.58||1:04.42
|11||1||2||EI Ei Thet||MYA||1992||0.81||30.02||1:05.10
Philippines Swimmer Cordero may still join Games
Article by Mark Reyes, Inquirer
Nov 10, 2013
There is a strong chance that swimmer Denjylie Cordero will make it to the Southeast Asian Games despite being identified with the sport’s breakaway group.
Philippine Olympic Committee chair Tom Carrasco yesterday said they are inclined to endorse the 18-year-old who is the stalwart of the Philippine Swimming League which had broken away from the Philippine Swimming Inc. (NB. Denjylie is 21).
“Of course we still have to get the opinion of the PSI, through its president Mark Joseph, but this is a measurable sport and we can say that she has a chance of winning,” Carrasco said.
So far, PSI has two swimmers assured of making the biennial meet, which is the minimum required number for each country for the event.
It was faster than the PH mark of 34.10 by Jackie Pangilinan but because it was established in a tournament not sanctioned by the PSI the performance has yet to considered official.
BP Luzon Leg Swimming Results 2013
UAAP SWIMMING RESULTS 2013
September 26, 2013
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Hall is PH’s best bet for swim gold
By Peter Atencio of Manila Standard
UNIVERSITY of Minessota student Josh Hall is the country’s best bet for the gold medal in the swimming competitions of the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.
Philippine Sports Commission chairman Ricardo “Richie” Garcia got a hint of what Hall can do based on information gathered by the agency’s newly acquired researcher Andrew Pirie.
The 22-year-old Hall recently broke the national record in the 2013 FINA World championships in Barcelona, submitting a time of 28.48 seconds in the men’s 50-meter breaststroke.
Also of interest
2013 FINA World Champ Results
2013 SEA Swimming Ranking Lists 1-5
This site is now beginning to branch out into Swimming. As my role in the PSC involves data on various sports there has been a demand from the swimming community and fellow researchers for this data.
Their was a further blow to Philippine Swimming when the organizing committee of Myanmar changed the deadline of submission from November 15 to October 10. Meaning they could no longer rely on a few major swimming champs between those dates for qualification.
I was assisted by Hiroshi who has helped compile the latest ranking lists for South East Asian swimming.
After much consultation we decided we will be including Converted swimming times from yards to Meters (mainly done by Fil-Heritage swimmers in the United States) as they have been used before for qualification for SEA Games.
Its important to note alot of PSI and Non Psi members felt converted times were justifiable for performance and qualification purposes.
Hiroshi has kindly noted the converted swimming times and what the previous time was before the conversion. We have also used the national ranking lists of Phil Swim which can be found here. Hiroshi has also included combined relay times based on the best 4 swimmers which he stated was traditional practice in swimming.
For a very interesting article with calculations and summaries on the current swimmers available please read here
You can also view previous ranking lists below
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 seperatley with *.
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