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   April 08, 2014
Results of 5th CENTRAL LUZON SWIMMING COACHES ASSOCIATION (CLSCA) and 6th series of PASCAI Meet in Lipa City is already uploaded...................UPCOMING MEETS: April 6, 2014 Lipa City, April 26-27, 2014 Boracay, May 11, 2014 TBA, and June 7-8, 2014 PASCAI Long Course Championship Bosay Resort Antipolo City............PASCAI Coaches and Swimmers who are interested to join the Hongkong Meet on May 9-11, 2014 and Singapore Invitational Meet onthe 2nd week of May, kindly coordinate with Coach Nunilon Moreno @ cell number 09178310269.....
 
 
 
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 6th Series Philippine Aquatic Sports Coaches Association Inc. (PASCAI)
3rd Mayor Meynard A. Sabili Swim Cup
Community Park swimming Pool, Brgy. 7, Granja, Lipa City-April 6, 2014


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To have world-class athletes, take politics out of PH sports’ – Uytengsu Jr.
By Alfred Dicioco
INQUIRER.net US Bureau
8:25 am | Monday, March 17th, 2014
 

LOS ANGELES, California – Before Wilfred Uytengsu, Jr., president and CEO of Alaska Milk, became a competitive tri-athlete, he was a swimmer. In fact, he was the captain of the University of Southern California swim team.
Uytengsu recently returned to his alma mater to inaugurate the renovated swimming facility named after him, the Uytengsu Aquatics Center, thanks to his $8 million donation, the biggest gift to USC by a student-athlete and a Filipino. http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/m-swim/recaps/022114aaa.html
Uytengsu sat for an interview with INQUIRER.net to talk about his passion for swimming, lessons he learned from his late father, and his thoughts on the state of Philippine sports.
How was your experience being one of the few minorities on the USC swim team?
There was a Japanese American swimmer whose name is Scott Matsuda and there was Ben Lau who is Chinese American. There were three of us there during my time I never really looked at whether I was Asian or Asian American, that just didn’t really enter into the equation. It was whether you were willing to put in the work as an athlete.
What must be done to have more world-class athletes from the Philippines?
This going to be a little bit controversial, but I think we need to take the politics out of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), the Sports Commission and I the Philippine Amateur Swimming Association, of which I was briefly the president shortly after I returned to the Philippines.
The parents approached me and said there are all kinds of problems in the swimming program — a lot of favoritism going on. I was a victim (of favoritism) too. When I came back to swim in the 1981 Southeast Asian Games, the coach took me out of my major events because his swimmer was swimming the same events. I said, “Well, let’s race right now. The fastest swimmer swims.” And he said, “No, it’s too late to do that.” I said it’s going to take less than a minute.
In a sport like swimming or track and field, anything that’s with a stopwatch, it’s pretty simple who should be on your national team, the fastest athletes. Now you could argue in figure skating or gymnastics, it’s a subjective sport. It’s a little bit hard to do. But when it’s time-based, it should be your fastest athletes.
Granted, we had the good fortune of having the likes of the Concepcion Brothers, Eric Buhain, Akiko Thomson, and a few others, all of whom were training in the United States. You have to ask yourself again, “Why are our best swimmers training abroad?” Again, I think it’s the politics. And so, the heads of all the national sports associations, whether it’s swimming, football, or basketball, I think they need to put the athletes’ concerns first, make sure they have the right coaching, the right nutrition.
Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening and that’s why we see the Philippines less competitive today than we were 40 years ago. Now, I think there are a few people in sports who are trying to make a difference, but I don’t think they’re in the majority.
Describe the work that you are doing with the Alaska Youth Development Program.
We have a professional basketball team that has achieved some success given us some pedigree to run basketball camps. We have the franchise to sponsor both Junior NBA, and this year we launched Junior WNBA. We’re partnering with arguably the best name in basketball globally, the National Basketball Association, and with its coaches. We take the top 10 players of the boys to play a tournament. Last year, they got to go to Staples Center, and Kobe Bryant came out on to the court. We’re also going to pick five girls to do that and one coach because we realized it’s important that the coaches have the fundamentals.
The second initiative is in football. Long before the Azkals became popular, we’ve long supported soccer in the Philippines, and we’ve run soccer camps through the summer. We run the single largest tournament in the country called the Alaska Cup. We’ve been doing that for 16 years, and 3,500 kids in a weekend, as young as five years old, from the clubs at school and organizations participate.
We have added to that a small batch of aspirational tri-athletes; we have six children who we think have the potential to become tri-athletes. We sponsor them in what we call Alaska Tri-aspire and we’d like to see them (this is separate from the Triathlon Association of the Philippines) become the best tri-athletes they can be and perhaps represent the Philippine one day at the Asian games, and who knows, maybe one day, the Olympics.
How did your father, Wilfred Uytengsu, Sr., influence your philanthropic work?
My father had become more philanthropically inclined in the last 10 years of his life. He decided that he wanted to give back to one of his universities. He was at Stanford and he got his second engineering degree at Indiana Tech. He transformed the latter’s alumni house, an old antebellum building into a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green building. My father being an engineer was really intrigued about the environmental engineering challenges for that, so he said, “Sure. Let’s go ahead and do it.” http://www.indianatech.edu/News/Pages/Dedication.aspx
I remember the stories that I would hear about him, talking about it almost like a teenager in the enthusiasm of my father. The sad part is, my father passed away two months before the building was completed. So I went to Indiana Tech and I kind of had to give the speech that he would have given for that.
It was really unfortunate that he didn’t get the chance to see what he wanted to share. I talked to my wife whom I met at USC and I said, “We should not wait ‘til we’re not around to give back because I think the joy, the pleasure of seeing people receive what it is we give and whatever that maybe, I think it’s coming back ten-fold to us. Why wait ‘til you’re six feet under when you can afford to do so?”
Why did you decide to donate $8 million dollars to the USC Aquatics department?
The USC swim program is one of the best in the nation. I wasn’t recruited to swim at a major program. I had a chance to swim at smaller ones. But when I was invited by a family friend to look at USC and I saw the Olympians, I said to myself, “I would much rather be a smaller fish in a big pond and have the opportunity to compete and participate at the highest level possible.”
I was in a car accident in my senior year. I broke my leg and they said that I probably wasn’t going to swim again. And so, I showed up on campus in a cast and had to start my first six to eight weeks swimming with a cast, which was kind of crazy.
The challenges and opportunities I had at USC had a big impact on my life, personally and professionally. I knew at some point in time that I would like to be able to give back to the university.

Swim or ‘sink’ for Filipino tankers–Joseph
By June Navarro
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Friday, March 7th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Swimmer would rather get out of the national pool and forfeit their allowances from the Philippine Sports Commission than sacrifice educational scholarships offered them by schools overseas.
Filipino swimmers are now forced to take this choice to the detriment of the country’s performance in competitions such as the Southeast Asian Games, according to swimming chief Mark Joseph.
The Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (Pasa) head said swimmers shy away from their priority program because that means they would be forced to leave school in exchange for the allowances offered by the PSC.
“They don’t want to sacrifice their education to receive their allowances,” Joseph told the Inquirer. “This, primarily, is the reason our athletes refused to accept PSC funding.”
PSC chair Richie Garcia recently announced that the medal-rich sports of swimming and weightlifting will soon lose their status as priority sports both for lack of a grassroots program and non-performance in the SEA Games.
Athletes in the priority list get as much as P40,000 a month in allowances on condition that they do nothing but train in their respective sports.
According to Garcia, the annual budget of Pasa would be slashed from P20 million to P10 million after it was removed from the 10-sport priority list that includes boxing, taekwondo, athletics, wushu, archery, wrestling, bowling and billiards.
But Joseph claimed their association has never received such amount since the program took off in 2012.
“Getting P10 million from the PSC would be perfect,” he said. “In the past, they never approved enough money for grassroots, even if we asked.”
Garcia said that due to the lack of a grassroots program, swimming managed only four bronze medals in last year’s Burma (Myanmar) SEA Games.

Swimming, weightlifting elite no more
By June Navarro
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Thursday, March 6th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Medal-rich swimming and weightlifting lost their elite status under the Philippine Sports Commission’s priority program for lack of a development plan and failure to show its worth in international competitions last year.
PSC chair Richie Garcia Wednesday said both Olympic sports have been dropped from the priority list after a thorough evaluation by the government sports agency and the Philippine Olympic Committee.
“It was proposed during the board meeting to drop swimming and weightlifting from the priority program considering their lack of grassroots programs and nonperformance,” said Garcia.
The Philippine Aquatics Sports Association is the NSA for swimming headed by Mark Joseph while Roger Dullano is the new president of Philippine Weightlifting Association.
“Although we participated in the Olympics, our weightlifters didn’t perform in the SEA Games. They have to revive the advantage of Filipinos in weight category events,” said Garcia.
Garcia pointed out that only four swimmers who competed in the last SEA Games came up with bronze medals, including Jasmine Alkhaldi, who first won her event then finished third in the re-swim ordered by organizers due to a false start.
“They have to start all over again, come up with a good grassroots program and develop athletes,” Garcia said.

 5th Series Philippine Aquatic Sports Coaches Association Inc. (PASCAI)
2014 SOLIDARITY SWIM
Rizal Memorial Swimming Complex-March 2, 2014

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Most Outstanding Swimmers (Girls)
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5th CENTRAL LUZON SWIMMING COACHES ASSOCIATION (CLSCA)
Dubbed as the Sibul Swim Cup
SIBUL NATURE RESORT OF ABUCAY
Barangay Hacienda Gabon, Dominican Road, Abucay, Bataan
March 29, 2014

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GRAND FAMILY ASSN INVITATIONAL LC SWIM CHAMP
Rizal Memorial Swimming Complex
February 15, 2014

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SAINT JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL 5Oth FOUNDATION
INVITATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS’ 2014
Rizal Memorial Swimming Complex
January 19, 2014

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SCUAA Region 3 Swim Championship
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
January 7-8, 2014

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SCUAA REGION III OFFICIATING OFFICIALS

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The 3rd
Central Luzon Swimming Coaches Association Invitational Swim Series
Dubbed as the
1st Mayor Rolen Paulino Swim Cup
January 18, 2014 (Saturday)-YMCA Olongapo Swimming Pool

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4th Leg of Aqua Sports Coaches and Instructors Association of the Philippines (ASCIAP)
Host: Cavite Sea Beast Swimming Club
Coastal Bay Clubhouse, San Rafael, Noveleta, Cavite
December 14, 2013

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6th SME CUP AGE GROUP INTER-SCHOOL SWIMMING COMPETITION
Assumption Antipolo, Sumulong Highway
December 7, 2013

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2nd Central Luzon Coaches Association Invitational Swim Meet
November 30, 2013 (Saturday)
CABALEN AQUATIC TRAINING CENTER AND RESORT
Hosted By
CABALEN SHARKS SWIM GROUP

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Green Mariners Developmental Swim Meet
Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila - November 8, 2013

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Cordero may still join Games
By Marc Anthony Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer

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.
“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.
 

1st BOSAY RESORT INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET 2013
Bosay Resort (Back of Unciano Hospital) Antipolo, City
October 27, 2013
Open to all school and swim clubs in any affiliation



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1st DON BOSCO Swim Championship
DON BOSCO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
General Kalentong St., Mandaluyong City
(In front of Market Place and SOGO Hotel)
September 28 & 29, 2013

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1st SOUTHWOODS INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET
in cooperation with AQUA SPORTS COACHES and INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION of the PHILIPPINES.
MANILA SOUTHWOODS,  South Woods Exit, Carmona Cavite
September 7, 2013

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Athletics Association of Private Schools
Amoranto Sports Complex - August 25, 2013

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Elementary Boys Team Score
Elementary Girls Team Score
Secondary Boys Team Score
Secondary Girls Team Score

‘War is not over’
August 3, 2013 10:39 pm
by Josef Ramos Correspondent - ManilaTimes

 

THE UAAP’s attempt to kick the FESSAP out of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) was a huge and well-deserved failure.
At the general assembly of the world body, the UAAP application to replace the Federation of School Sports Associations as the legitimate Philippine representative at FISU was roundly defeated.
The delegation from the UAAP, backed by signed and spoken endorsements from the Philippine Olympic Committee headed by President Benigno S. Cojuangco Aquino’s uncle, Jose “Peping” Cojuangco and the government’s Committee on Higher Education (CHED), had inexplicably succeeded in placing on the agenda the removal of the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP) and the admission of UAAP in FESSAP’s place.
FESSAP, as the extant, legally established FISU-member Philippine organization was never formally informed of the UAAP moves by the FISU’s French president Claude Gallien.
But, with the support of the members of FISU at the general assembly against the will of the body’s president, the FESSAP fought for and won its right to continue being the
recognized Filipino body in FISU.
FESSAP’s victory was as well that of the right of the student athletes of non-UAAP-member schools, colleges, institutes and universities to continue participating in the Universaide and other “school Olympics” organized by the FISU.
The UAAP attempt to dislodge FESSAP is one more instance of how politics—control of sports leadership by nationally known, wealthy and powerful figures—has become more important than sports development and giving every Filipino a chance to grow in his or her chosen athletic field.
Former national swimmer Atty. Maria Luz Arzaga-Mendoza, now one of the coutry’s most successful legal eagles, told The Times how she and the rest of the FESSAP delegates prevented the FESSAP’s expulsion, which would have been against FISU rules had it succeeded.
“Somebody told me I should be in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tarkistan, by July 3 so I could be at the July 3 to 4 FISU general assembly because we would be removed,” Arzaga-Mendoza told The Manila Times.
The interview last week with this correspondent and Times Sports Editor Perry Gil Mallari and Publisher-Editor Rene Bas was given by Atty. Arzaga Mendoza, FESSAP President David Ong, former senator and Diliman Preparatory School President Nikki Coseteng (whose school has fielded athletes who have won medals at the Universiade) and Philippine Swimming League president Susan Papa. They were among the members of the FESSAP delegation, including 29 athletes, in Kazan, Russia, for the 2013 Universiade Games last July 6 to 17.
The should have been double the 29 athletes had UAAP university authorities not blocked their participation.
“Somebody—the UAAP group —will be admitted to the FISU and take over your spot—our source there in Kazan told me,” Arzaga-Mendoza said.
With the others, Arzaga-Mendoza immediately flew to Kazan. On arrival, she immediately went to see FISU President Claude Gallien to ask him what was happening and why the status of FESSAP was being changed without FESSAP being told about it.
The 6’7″ Frenchman told her not to make any trouble because the UAAP’s application to become FISU’s newest member, representing the Philippines and replacing FESSAP was a done deal among the FISU leadership and would be announced during the general assembly.
“We were being bullied. But we never lost hope. There is such a thing as the law and the rules of the organization. I resolved not to allow the towering FISU president, who told me his decision was backed by the best legal minds. I told him he just happened to be dealing with also one of the best lawyers in my part of the world,” the feisty former champion swimmer told us.
“I told Gallien that page by page, from start to the last, I know the law and the rules governing FISU, “ she added. Their acrimonious meeting ended with FESSAP not being given the proper seats as a FISU member and with Gallien telling her that she would not be allowed to speak at the session hall.
She also paid a tribute to the power of prayer.
Before the general assembly began she and the other FESSAP delegates saw that the UAAP contingent were being given seats that should have been for FESSAP’s delegates.
The UAAP representatives were UAAP Board member Ricky Palou, Emmanuel Fernandez and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Secretary-General Steve Hontiveros. They behaved like proper delegates like those from the other 166 countries that are members of FISU.
The three-man UAAP delegation, headed by Ricky Palou of Ateneo de Manila, flew in from Manila to Kazan with the mission to convince the FISU general assembly to remove FESSAP and accept UAAP as the Philippines’ sole representative to the Lausanne, Switzerland-based global university sports body.
They brought with endorsement letters from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) under its President Jose Cojuangco Jr. and the Commission on Higher Education.
Among the points in the letters was that the UAAP, which has only eight regular member universities, is the biggest and most popular sports organization in the country.

“Expulsion’
The Filipina lawyer insisted to Gallien that FESSAP had not done anything wrong, not even a single small violation of FISU rules and by-laws. What she asked was the justification for FESSAP’s expulsion,
FISU by-laws only allows one representation per country. FESSAP has been in good standing also since 2009.
“He (Gallien) was pressured by the general assembly not to remove us although there was already a plan to strike out our membership,” said Arzaga-Mendoza. “God is good with us despite all the pressure we’ve felt during that day.”
She mentioned that it was after she spoke to some members of the FISU legal commission that Gallien appears to have changed.
She had attempted to be recognized from the floor but the presiding officer kept ignoring her until someone on stage, perhaps the United States delegate, said, “Let her speak.”
She was finally recognized and gave the speech that moved the delegates into giving her a a big round of applause.
So on the final day of general assembly the FISU president announced that FESSAP would remain the official representative of the Philippines due to its good standing as an active member since 2009. It was declared that the application for admission of the UAAP group was turned down.
FESSAP President David Ong told The Times that his association has been very active in giving student athletes from all over the archipelago a chance to represent the country in a world university and school competitions like those under FISU.
At the same time, Ong emphasized, FESSAP shouldered all the expenses of the participants.

‘Gold’
“It’s not only about winning but also sports development that drives us to help our student athletes to achieve their dreams of representing the Philippines in high class world competitions, like FISU’s Universiade,” said Ong. “We have been sending athletes since 2009. We already won a silver and this year a gold medal.”
Ong was referring to the 2011 silver medal of Tae Kwon Do champion Samuel Thomas Morrison from Far Eastern University and chess player Wesley So’s gold medal in this year’s Universiade in Kazan.
The FISU University Games or Universiade is held every after two years like the Southeast Asian Games. The Philippines was expected to join in different sports like basketball, chess, tae kwon do, judo, tennis, table tennis and swimming, among others.
This year’s FESSAP delegates were led by chess superstars Wesley So and Mary Israel Palero and UAAP swimming champion Marie Claire Adorna of University of the Philippines.
But overall only 29 student athletes under FESSAP participated in Universiade while more than 50 were disallowed by their respective schools due to the dispute between FESSAP and the UAAP.
Ong also gave the assurance that all the athletes FESSAP brought to any world competitions have returned properly to our country. “Personally, I heard a lot of gossip regarding human smuggling. Well that’s not true since we all know that China and Russia are both strict in terms of immigration laws.”

‘Pressured’
Former Senator Nikki Coseteng, meanwhile, said that the University of the Philippines’ Adorna was being pressured by her coaches when she returned home. UP is a member of the UAAP and its board members had issued a memorandum to all their student athletes not to join to FESSAP in the Universiade.
A memorandum, in fact, has been released to all school members that any athletes who will not comply will be automatically suspended for one year. That memorandum was signed by UAAP secretary-general Maria Luisa Isip of host Adamson University last June 7.
“I’m wondering right now why they do not allow their athletes to join us in Universiade and yet now they are applying for recognition by FISU,” said Coseteng, citing that La Salle University pulled out chess player, Jan Jodilyn Fronda and the entire judo team that had been chosen to go the Universiade.
Several FISU delegates raised questions about the UAAP memorandum questioning its decision to ban student athletes from going to the Universiade.
And that was exactly the main reason why the FISU general assembly denied the UAAP admission to the FISU family and rejected its bid to kick out FESSAP.
At the same time, FESSAP has proven itself that it considered all the talents from all universities, schools and colleges in the Philippines including the country’s oldest group, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), for participation in FISU’s Universiade.
FESSAP officers said they also ready to face UAAP again in any legal battle about FISU recognition,
And indeed the UAAP has proclaimed that the “War is not yet over.” [See related story on this page.]

 

PASIKLABAN 2013
Marikina Sports Park - July 27-28, 2013

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FISU supports FESSAP, says no to UAAP
Published : Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Written by : Ed Andaya
 

KAZAN, Russia -- Sorry, UAAP. There’s no vacancy here.

With this short message, the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) general assembly finally slammed the door on the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)-National University Games, which is seeking to displace the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) as the duly-recognized member of the international sports body for university athletes.

The FISU general assembly, which convened during the 27th Summer Universiade now being held in this capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, reiterated its support to FESSAP, an active member in good standing since 2009, and turned down application of the rival UAAP to gain membership despite efforts of certain influential groups in Manila to sway the world sports body.

A three-man UAAP-NUG delegation, headed by Ricky Palou of Ateneo de Manila, flew in from Manila to Kazan reportedly to convince the FISU general assembly to remove FESSAP and accept UAAP as the Philippines’ sole representative to the Lausanne, Switzerland-based university sports body.

The UAAP delegation reportedly brought endorsement letters from Philippine O lympic Committee (POC) president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to convince FISU members that the UAAP, with eight regular member-schools, is the biggest sports organization in the country.

The UAAP did not mention the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the country’s oldest collegiate league.

A report fro Manila even claimed that the UAAP is alredy preparing to announce its membership to FISU in place of FESSAP.

Former national swimmer and lawyer Ma. Luz Arzaga-Mendoza delivered a stormy speech on behalf of FESSAP, prompting FISU delegates to line up in support of FESSAP.

A FESSAP official also said the UAAP group was not allowed to deliver a speech although they were given seats as observers during the FISU general assembly since “FISU officials and delegates saw no need to accept an outsider while there is still a regular member in good standing.”

Since being accepted as FISU member in 2009, FESSAP is an active participant in FISU-related events.

Headed by sports patron David Ong, FESSAP participated in 11 sports during the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen, China.

The Filipinos even brought home a silver medal courtesy of taekwondo champion Samuel Thomas Morrison of Far Eastern University.

This year, FESSAP and corporate partners San Miguel Corp, Agri-Nurture Inc., Healthy Options and Cobra Energy Drinks, is actively participating in the Kazan Universiade with a small but talented delegation headed by chess superstars Wesley So and Mary Israel Palero and UAAP swimming champion Marie Claire Adorna of UP.

Adorna, however, is reportedly facing tough waters when she returns home since the UAAP Board has already issued a memorandum to all its eight member-schools banning all its athletes from participating in Universiade and in any and all tournaments organized by FESSAP and its affiliates.

The memo, whch was signed by UAAP secretary-gerenal Maria Luisa Isip of host Adamson University and dated June 7 , said athletes failing to comply with the prohibition means a sanction of one year suspension in the UAAP.

Although the memo did not give any reasons for the prohibition, La Salle University pulled out its chess player, Jan Jodilyn Fronda, and the entire judo team to the Universiade.

Before the controversial memo, the La Salle athleltic office has already issued permission to Fronda and the judo team to represent the country in the Universiade as part of their continuous training to achieve excellence in their respective sports. The agreement also specified that the schools did not have to spend a single centavo for their athletes’ trip to the Universiade.

The same UAAP memorandum reportely drew the ire of several FISU delegates, who questioned the decision to ban athletes-players in such a prestigious competition like the Universiade.

“The same group (UAAP) applying for recognition to us disallowed their athletes to come here in Kazan and participate in the Universiade. Why?” a FISU delegate was quoted as saying.

5th ASEAN SCHOOL GAMES
Hanoi City, Vietnam - June 24-27, 2013

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ESGST - INDEPENDENCE DAY FUN SWIM MEET
(Invitational Age- Group)
Patio Isabel Resort, Sacred Heart Village 1, Quirino Highway, Lagro, Novaliches, Quezon City
June 15, 2013

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Final MEDAL TALLY


 


Standard Chartered Stingrays Invitational 2013
May 17 - 19, 2013 - Hong Kong International School
 

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Aquatic Sports Coaches Association of Southern Tagalog
(ASCAST)
Invitational Inter-Club/School Sprint Meet
 Lipa City Mediatrix Swim Club, Community Park Swimming Pool, Brgy. 6, Granja, Lipa City
June 1, 2013

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PALARONG PAMBANSA 2013

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PASCAI Financial Statement as of January 13, 2012

Kalibo, Boracay host Marquez Cup May 25-26
(The Philippine Star) | Updated April 20, 2013

 

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is holding the 43rd leg of the PSL Circuit, dubbed Gov. Carlito Marquez Cup, May 25- 26, with the Aklan provincial government as host.

The swimming competition, co-hosted by Langoy Pilipinas headed by Darren Evangelista, is a two-in-one meet, with the first day to be held in an eight-lane 25-meter pool at the Kalibo, Aklan Provincial Sports Complex, and the second, an open water swim, to be staged the next day at Boracay Island.

PSL president Susan Papa said the winners will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals while most outstanding swimmers will receive trophies based on points, per age group category – six years and under, 7-8 , 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18 years old and over.

“We are so happy that swimmers will be able to compete out of town and be accommodated by Gov. Marquez,” said Papa.

Papa added that this is the first time the PSL is holding an open water swim. The event will be staged May 26 at the Boracay beach front of Club Parao, Station 1.

“This is another great year for PSL,” Evangelista said. “The swimmers will experience swimming in an open water in front of many tourists in this busy month.”

“It will be a great experience for the swimmers who will be treated to a social night buffet dinner and local cultural show like the fire dance by the local folks,” he added.

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42nd PSL Leg Series
“2ND SEN. NIKKI COSETENG MOTIVATIONAL SPLASH”
May 12, 2013
Quezon City
 

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41st PSL Leg Series (Short Course) Swimming Competition
“2013 QUEZON KILLERWHALE SWIMMING COMPETITION”
April 13, 2013
Lucena City

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CONGRATULATIONS!

GIAN BERINO - FINA Top Swimmer Award for Boys
Rocket Science Swimchampionship Series
Phuket, Thailand
Gold Medalist - 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 800 freestyle, 400 free & 400 IM.

And To

ROBIN AND RUSSELL SERRANILLO (Bosay Aquatic Club)

Robin: Gold 50m Backstroke , Gold 100m Backstroke, Silver 50m Freestyle, Bronze 100m Butterfly
Bronze 50m Butterfly, 3rd MOS 9-10yrs old boys

Russell: Gold 100mBreaststroke, Silver 50m Breaststroke, Silver 100m Backstroke, 4th 100m Butterfly


 

39th PSL Outstanding Swimmers


 

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Coseteng heads swim team to Thai meet
(The Philippine Star) | Updated February 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Former senator and Diliman Preparatory School president Nikki Coseteng will be the head of the Philippine Swimming League team seeing action in Long Course 2013 Phuket Swim Championship March 3 at the world-class Thanyapura Sports Club in Thanyapura, Phuket, Thailand.

The PSL swimmers will be led by former Palarong Pambansa standout Gian Daniel Ong Berino, member of the Ong clan of swimmers. The other members are Robin Seranillo, Russell Seranillo, Charize Esmero and Lowenstein Julian Lazaro. They will be joined by coaches Joey Andaya and Michael Recel and Guia Llaguno, chaperone.

PSL president Susan Papa said the competition, to be held for 6-under to 18-above, will use the Daktronics electronic timing system at the venue, considered one of the finest swimming facilities in Asia.

Medals for first, second, and third place will be awarded while each age-group team winner will receive a trophy. The highest award will be given to the FINA male and female swimmer with the most number of FINA points.


DepEd NCR Palaro 2013 swimming officiating officials


Thirteen-year-old University of the East freshman Maurice Sacho Ilustre, UAAP Rookie of the Year and Most Outstanding Swimmer of the third Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championship, outraced older rivals in secondary division in NCR Palaro - 400m freestyle with a time of 4:26.07 and 9:16.53 in 800m freestyle. Sacho will be competing in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in Dumaguete.


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