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Chloe smashes own national record unofficial B Standard Olympics

July 18, 2015

Contributed by Cecille Waller, edited by Pirie Enzo.

Chloe Isleta Philippines Swimming

Chloe Isleta

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.

Official Results Here

400 IM



Improving Isleta Individual Medley swim Records in US Meets

June 24, 2015

Contributed by Cecille Waller, edited by Pirie Enzo.

Chloe Isleta pictured with Maxime Rooney

Chloe Isleta pictured with Maxime Rooney

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 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.

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2014 Milo Finals Swimming Elem Results

2014 Batang Pinoy Nationals (Bacolod) Swimming Complete Results

2014 NCR Milo Little Olympics Swimming Results

Long Distance National Championships Results

August 11, 2014

LC Nationals 2014

(*results from earlier in the year)

Chloe smashes own National Record in 400 IM surpasses Olympic B Standard

July 18, 2015

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


Philippine Swimming League (PSL) President Susan Papa has welcomed the idea of participating in the Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games (PNG) both organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

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

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

2013 BP Final Swimming

Lorenzo Jenkins Labao has seven titles in Swimming

Jan 31, 2014

Perkins being interviewed by the Media.

Perkins being interviewed by the Media.

BATANG PINOY press release
BACOLOD CITY — Fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Jenkins Labao of Baguio City caught two more gold medals from the pool yesterday to become the most bemedalled athlete in the meet with seven titles in the Batang Pinoy national finals at Panaad Park and Stadium here.
The shy, soft-spoken Labao surprised everyone even himself after his masterful sweep of his events considering that Baguio City wasn’t known as a swimming superpower because of its cold climate.
“Because it’s too cold in Baguio, only a few of us really excelled because only a few us showed hardwork and determination to continue training in cold waters,” said the third year high from University of Baguio Preparatory School.
He completed his collection with the boys 13-15 100-meter butterfly and 200m individual medley. He has strung up victories in 400m free, 50m butterfly, 400m IM and the 200m medley and freestyle relays along with Dan Christian Leyba, Renz Gawidan and Neil Nazarro.
But it was still Quezon City which wound up with most triumphs in medal-rich swimming with 14 golds, propelled by Raissa Gavino and Kirsten Chloe Daos who accounted for three victories each.
Baguio City chalked 10 golds, while Davao City, Manila, Lucena and Bohol bagged five gold medals each.
In triathlon held early in the morning, Sta. Rosa, Laguna’s Julius Constantino scored an upset over national pool reserve Frederick Albert Chiongbian of Cebu City when he bagged the boys gold medal.
Constantino, 15, peeled way in the third and last lap around the oval in bike stage to clock 27 minutes covering 400m swim, 8.4km bike and 2k run event. He bested Chiongbian (27:34) who is being considered for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing this year. Cainta’s Sam Ranque was third (27:49).
The 5-foot-9 Constantino, who studies at Colegio de San Agustin, padded his lead in the run event to score his first medal in meet after placing fourth last BP.
Twelve-year-old Nicole Eijansantos of Quezon City also pulled a surprise win herself when she left everybody behind in swim stage to dominate the girls side in 29:50, besting older rivals Lauren Justine Plaza of Binan, Laguna (30:05) and Victoria Deldio of Olongapo (30:39).
Eijansantos, a six-grader from School of the Holy Spirit, led from start to finish and said it was a very tough race for her but was relieved to win the gold on her first BP appearance.
Iloilo City captured nine of the 12 gold medals at stake in arnis anyo competitions or forms. Crystal AJ Bartonico accounted for three of them namely girls single weapon solo, double weapon solo and sword and dagger solo.
Over at Negros Occidental National High School grounds, World Series veteran Iloilo defeated Gen. Santos City (14-2) and Bacolod (6-0) to post its fourth win in the seven-team girls softball event.
The Little League Asia Pacific/Middle East champ needs one more win to secure top spot and outright finals berth in the single-round Page system where the second – and third-ranked teams battle it out for last final slot.
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UAAP standout wins PSL top swim recognition

 (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 2, 2014 – 12:00am
PSL Swimmer of the Year Claire Adorna of UP

PSL Swimmer of the Year Claire Adorna of UP

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

 (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 31, 2013 – 12:00am
Former Sen. Nikki Coseteng, Atty. Ma. Luz Mendoza and Susan Papa

Former Sen. Nikki Coseteng, Atty. Ma. Luz Mendoza and Susan Papa

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.

Read the Full Story Here

SEA Games Swimming Update: Agony for Alkhaldi as Thais Demand Re-swim

December 13, 2013

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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.

Jasmine Alkhaldi

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.


Read Full Article Here

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.


Matt Navata at his first SEA Games

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.

Swimming Men’s 400m Individual Medley Heats
Rank Heat Lane Name NOC Year of
R.T. Time Time
1 2
50m   27.27
100m  59.38
KETIN Nuttapong
150m   1:35.03 200m   2:09.96
32.11 35.65 34.93
250m   2:47.89 300m   3:26.89
37.93 39.00
350m  4:01.28
0.77 4:32.26
2 2
50m   27.29
100m  59.21
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
40.21 40.18
350m  4:02.43
0.65 4:32.82
0.56 Q
3 2
50m   28.23
100m  1:00.59
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
39.11 39.39
350m  4:03.21
0.66 4:34.04
1.78 Q
4 1
50m   28.75
100m  1:00.88
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
37.69 38.19
350m  4:00.56
0.77 4:34.21
1.95 Q
5 1
50m   28.84
100m  1:02.00
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
40.00 39.69
350m  4:06.20
0.79 4:35.56
3.30 Q
6 1
50m   28.76
100m  1:01.91
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
38.85 39.20
350m  4:06.30
0.66 4:35.61
3.35 Q
7 1
50m   28.05
100m  1:00.26
LUHUR Rodrick
150m   1:38.26 200m   2:15.25
32.21 38.00 36.99
250m   2:54.74 300m   3:34.66
39.49 39.92
350m  4:08.35
0.64 4:41.06
8.80 Q
8 2
50m   28.97
100m  1:03.14
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
40.67 41.92
350m  4:11.08
0.74 4:43.04
10.78 Q
9 1
50m   28.03
100m  1:00.35
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
41.16 43.09
350m  4:11.69
0.73 4:44.04
10 2
50m   29.02
100m  1:02.29
150m   1:38.77 200m   2:15.25
33.27 36.48 36.48
250m   2:57.52 300m   3:40.44
42.27 42.92
350m  4:16.36
0.68 4:52.04
11 2
50m   28.91
100m  1:01.73
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
42.80 42.97
350m  4:25.04
0.66 5:02.15
12 1
50m   29.81
100m  1:03.94
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
46.79 47.38
350m  4:31.62
0.87 5:09.14


Swimming Women’s 100m Freestyle Heats
Rank Heat Lane Name NOC Year of
R.T. 50m Time Time
1 1 5 LIM Xiang Qi Amanda SIN 1993 0.66 28.23 57.68
2 1 4 ALKHALDI Jasmine PHI 1993 0.73 27.89 57.76
0.08 Q
3 1 3 SRISA ARD Jenjira THA 1995 0.64 27.88 58.33
0.65 Q
4 2 4 QUAH Ting Wen SIN 1992 0.74 28.31 58.39
0.71 Q
5 2 5 JUNKRAJANG Natthanan THA 1986 0.68 28.25 58.49
0.81 Q
6 2 3 HAPSARI Patricia Yosita INA 1993 0.72 28.73 58.78
1.10 Q
7 2 6 TRAN Tam Nguyen VIE 1994 0.85 28.96 59.32
1.64 Q
8 2 1 GUSTIANJANI Kathriana Mella INA 1992 0.74 29.00 59.65
1.97 Q
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
12 1 7 HEMTHON Vitiny CAM 1993 0.81 33.33 1:08.49
1 6 DATO Hannah PHI 1994 DNS

Philippines Swimmer Cordero may still join Games

Article by Mark Reyes, Inquirer

Nov 10, 2013

Denjylie Cordero breaking UAAP Records.

Denjylie Cordero breaking UAAP Records.

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.

Cordero,  of University of the Philippines, recently surpassed the national record in women’s 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 34.01 seconds.

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.

You can view the most recent SEA Games Ranking Lists here

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BP Luzon Leg Swimming Results 2013

Oct 2013

BP 2013 Swimming Luzon Results


September 26, 2013
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UAAP Swim 2013

Hall is PH’s best bet for swim gold


Joshua Hall breaks Miguel Molina’s record at the FINA world champs in Barcelona last July.


By Peter Atencio of Manila Standard

Aug 26,.

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.


Read the Full Article Here 

Also of interest

2013 FINA World Champ Results

Complete_Results_Book 2013 FINA World swimming

2013 SEA Swimming Ranking Lists 1-5

Jasmine Alkhaldi the top female swimmer in 2013.

Jasmine Alkhaldi the top female swimmer in 2013.

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.


Philippines National Ranking Lists Swimming Updated


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

2013 SEA Swimming Ranking  Issue 1

2013 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 2

2013 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 3

2013 SEA Swimming Rankings Issue 4

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

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SEA Games Swimming Rankings Complete 2013.pdf



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