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
It’s been weeks and people still won’t stop talking about it. The unexpected wins, the upsets, the golden or missed opportunities. Recent posts are still about their best best moments at the UAAP. These are the moments that will be remembered that changed the course of direction of the competition for all athletes, coaches, parents and different supporters. People still rave about how intense every UAAP moment was from start to finish. The best quality that UAAP brings out in its athletes is the leadership that each and every one has within them. Leadership is an important and vital aspect that also led to great moments for this year’s UAAP season.
This season of the UAAP Swimming Championships brought out the hearts in our CAL swimmers as they fought with valor to bring their respective school the success it deserves. A total 51 student-athletes representing Atenedo de Manila University (ADMU), University of the Philippines (UP) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) have given pride not just to our CAL family but also to their own alma maters as they’ve led their teams to numerous medals, individual titles as well as team championships. CAL collegiate male swimmers dominated the Men’s Division as at least two CAL swimmers places top three in all the UAAP events. Almost the same can be said for collegiate female swimmers only coming up short in the top three for 2 events in the entire meet. Despite having fewer CAL boys and girls for the high school division, our CAL juniors held the fort with numerous medals including record breaking swims.