CAL Swim School taps Bridge Athletic for Strength and Conditioning Program

Last January 22-24, one of the trainers and strength & conditioning experts of Bridge Athletic, Andrew Nguyen, held a seminar for our CAL swimmers & coaches to help gain a better understanding of connecting our minds and bodies through land exercises and applying them in the water to be able to swim better and faster (BridgeSwimming – building  better athletes).

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CAL Teams End Their 2015 Season On a High Note

All CAL teams worked together and finished their 2015 season with incredible performances at the 6th Speedo Short Course National Championship last December 10-13, at the Valle Verde Country Club.
With a total of 90 CAL qualifiers for the 2015 Short Course Nationals, our teams and coaches of Ayala Harpoons Swim Club (AHSC) led by Candice Esguerra, Celebrity Rapids Swim Club (CRSC) led by Jonathan de Guzman, Galaxy Starships Swim Club (GSTSC) led by Kiel Anoos, QCSC Buccaneers Swim Club led by Sherwyn Santiago, VSC Sail Fish led by Jun Gacayan and Xavier School Swim Club (XSSC) led by Marichi Gandionco, accumulated a plethora of personal best swims, numerous medals, -also landing the top two places for the competition’s team standings.
Continuing their winning streak are the reigning champions, Ayala Harpoons Swim Club with 1429 points, followed by the Xavier School Swim Club with 1005 points. Both teams also earned the 2015’s first and second Best Team Awards given by the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) as the team’s with the most accumulated points on both National meets.

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CALNation at the 39th South East Asian Age Group Championships

The SEA AGE Swimming championship is always a memorable affair. This year’s competition is definitely one for the books, especially for our CAL age group qualifiers. The CAL group of swimmers who joined this competition were a mix of leaders (Raine Gavino & Jeremy Lim), veterans (Kirsten Chloe Daos, Courtney Melissa Gray, Ianiko Limfilipino & Phillip Joaquin Santos), and newbies (Rafael Barreto, Dara Nichelle Carreon, Patrick Galvez, Andrea Ngui & Keane Cedric Ting).

With the CAL coaches Archie Lim, Marichi Gandionco and Sherwyn Santiago guiding our swimmers with the rest of the Philippine delegation, the team was able to achieve the perfect combination of ultimate performance, great teamwork and pride for our country.
With a phenomenal season this year, Rafael Barreto bagged our first 2015 SEA AGE gold medal in the Men’s 14-15 50m Butterfly with a time of 26.06. He took the spot of the meet’s most decorated Filipino swimmer with an added 2 individual bronze medals in the 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle events. The second and final gold medal win for team Philippines came from CAL veteran, Kirsten Chloe Daos, in the Women’s 16-18 200m Butterfly. Chloe managed to hold her lead all the way to touch the wall first with the time of 2:23.88.

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Junior CAL Swimmers at Batang Pinoy 2015

A handful of the junior CAL tankers travelled to Cebu city for the 2015 Batang Pinoy Nationals last November 27-29 and brought pride to their respective cities with numerous medal winning performances and record breaking swims.

12 year old superstar, Miguel Barreto, took the meet by storm, winning 5 out of 5 individual events including a record breaking 4:46.21 in the 400m freestyle. The older Barreto, Rafael, continues his record breaking streak with a newly set 25.42 in the 13-15 50m Freestyle. This comes with 3 other gold medals in the 50m & 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle.

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CALNation Shines at the 78th UAAP Swimming Championships

 

12191313_10153636510580540_74100831845479542_oLast October 22-25, our CAL Swim School tankers have delivered A+ performances and not only brought points for their respective schools, but promoted the highest level of sportsmanship amongst each other despite representing different alma maters at the 78th UAAP Swimming Championships in Rizal Memorial Stadium.

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CAL at the 6th Speedo G-League Nationals

CAL Swim School displayed exemplary performance at this year’s 6th Speedo Long Course G-League Nationals last July 16-19, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, hosted by our very own Galaxy Starships.  Read More

Thank you!

Dear CAL Swim School Friends!

Our 2015 Summer Swim Camp is officially in the books and we would like to let you know that we enjoyed ever day of it. It’s true when they say “time flies by when you’re having fun.” Making friends, getting that golden tan (nog-nog for some :P ), teaching and sharing what we love to do is truly what we were hoping for this summer and more! Our ultra bagets coaching staff would like to thank everyone for spending and sharing this summer with us. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH, WE HAD A BIG SPLASH & SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER!! Read More

Happy Easter

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!  Read More

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