CAL Swimmers Pull Ranks at the SEA Age Group Championships
CAL swimmers continue to race harder and swim faster, garnering outstanding results at 38th Southeast Asian Age Group Swimming Championship held last 6-8thof June, in Singapore.
CAL tankers: Jeremy Bryan Lim, Gerard Christoffe Reyes, Romina Rafaelle Gavino, Roman Rafael Gavino, Raissa Regatta Gavino, Khristen Chloe Daos, Phillip Joaquin Santos and Xiandi Chua contributed medal placing finishes as well as personal best times that are currently included in the 2014 Philippine National Ranking.
One of Philippine Team’s SEA Age newbies, Phillip Joaquin Santos, placed third in his explosive 200-meter Butterfly performance with a time of 2:20.85 for the 13 & Under Boys. Raissa Regatta (Raine) Gavino, a proven fighter time and time again, showed her fierceness with a second place finish in the 14-15 Women’s 50-meter Breaststroke with a time of 34.36, breaking the previous national age group record by more than a second, and only three tenths away from the current Philippine record held by Jackie Pangilinan.
Another CAL pioneer, Kristen Chloe Daos, swam an impressive 2:22.37 in the 14-15 Women’s 200-meter Butterfly, reaching the class “A” qualifying time for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games, a feat that only two other Filipino swimmers have achieved this year. Let us continue to support our swimmers and promote the sport to gain more Philippine Team representatives that can bring home the gold. The next Southeast Asian Age Group Swimming Championships will be held in Malaysia the first week of June in 2015.