We are now able to break down what occurred at one of the most anticipated local meets of the year which was joined by majority of our school’s swimmers. Season 81 of the UAAP Swimming Championship has been concluded with another all-time high by CAL Swim School. With over 50 swimmers representing their respective schools, CAL swimmers almost performed a near sweep of podium finishes for the Senior Division and numerous records broken from the Junior division.
Jessie Khing Lacuna’s historical UAAP career has been highlighted with 35 gold medals out of 35 events. A great feat and all his success has been well deserved and will be highlighted as one of the UAAP greats. He also ended with two new records in the 100m and 200m Butterfly and the MVP award for the Senior Men’s Division for the fourth time in 5 years.
A week has gone by and it is still fresh on everyone’s mind, this event is still being talked about. Last July 6-8, 2018, Philippines hosted the 42nd South East Asian Age Group Swimming Championships at Trace College in Los Baños, Laguna. Eleven CAL swimmers from Ayala Harpoons, Celebrity Rapids, QCSC Buccaneers and Rising Atlantis Swim Club have qualified and represented our country for this competition.
CAL Swim School would like to congratulate team Philippines who participated in the recently concluded 41st South East Asian Age Group Swimming Championship held in Brunei from the 10th until the 12th of November. An impressive effort of 26 swimmers and four coaches led by CAL’s Sherwyn Santiago put forth a total of 21 medals with 4 gold, 9 silver, and 8 bronze medals.
UAAP Swimming Season 80 has once again showcased the domination of CAL Swim School at this immensely awaited event last October 12-15 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. A total of 61 CAL swimmers from Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), University of the Philippines (UP) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) have greatly contributed to their respective alma maters by delivering podium finishes, breaking records, and providing the highest points possible to bring their schools to the top of the ranking.
With 66 individual events in the meet, CAL managed to make finals appearance in 56 of these races. CAL swimmers garnered 34 gold medals out of the 66 individual events of the competition. CAL’s gold medal haul was a collective effort given by most of our UAAP veterans which include Akiva Cariño, Andrea Ann Tiffany Ngui, Philip Joaquin Santos, and Nadine Tee Ten. The number of gold medals attained by our seniors was a staggering 26 wins out of 33 events, most of which have been snatched by the Seniors Division most valuable players Jessie Khing Lacuna and Kirsten Chloe Daos who is also the current rookie of the year.
Summer is almost here and we’re sure your kids are as excited as we are!! Swimming has always been a big part of summer so enroll your kids now as they are bound to have fun as well! And we’re here to bring you not only fun and enjoyable swimming classes, but with the program that has produced champions and Olympians!
It was a busy year for us. We have sent an Olympian to Brazil, broke personal bests at the FINA World Short Course, won UAAP individual and team Championships, added more SEA Age medals to our shelf along with more meet records and to top it all off, a new team has been added to our CAL family. All the success the school has attained this year can not compare to the lessons that all swimmers and coaches have learned throughout the year that molded us into becoming better at what we do and have a better understanding of the situations that we have faced this past year. One important thing that we can take from 2016 is that the process of success takes time. A few of our swimmers shares with us the lessons they’ve learned for this year and it is enlightening to know that our CAL swimmers continue to grow to become better and are eager to learn more.
Twelve CAL Junior tankers are set to compete at the 40th South East Asian Age Group Swimming Championships this coming December 9-11 at Bangkok, Thailand. Join us in cheering for our age group swimmers accompanied by CAL coaches Marichi Gandionco and Sherwyn Santiago as they make our country proud!
Barreto, Miguel Cruz – Ayala Harpoons Swim Club
Chan, Armand Pierre – QCSC Buccaneers
Santos, Phillip Joaquin – Ayala Harpoons Swim Club
Ting, Keane Cedric – Rising Atlantis Swim Club
Barreto, Rafael Cruz – Ayala Harpoons Swim Club
Cariño, Akiva Jose – Ayala Harpoons Swim Club
Carreon, Dara Nichelle – Rising Atlantis Swim Club
Daos, Kirsten Chloe – QCSC Buccaneers
Gavino, Raissa Regatta – Ayala Harpoons Swim Club
Gavino, Romina Rafaelle – Ayala Harpoons Swim Club
Gavino, Roman Rafel – Ayala Harpoons Swim Club
Limfilipino, Ianiko Grieco – QCSC Buccaneers