Adolescent swimmers have set a new record in the national age group

Teen swimmer Joshua Gabriel Ang.  Contribute photo

Teen swimmer Joshua Gabriel Ang. Contribute photo

Manila, Philippine-Adolescent swimmers Jamesre Azido and Joshua Gabriel Ang have created a rosy look by breaking three national records in the pool during the 2022 Philippine National Age Group Swimming Championships.

In the swimming pool at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, the 13-year-old Azido of the Antipolo James C. Scorpions eliminates a pair of junior standards in the 50m butterfly and 200m backstroke for 11-13 boys.

Ajido, a sixth-grader at Montessori Integrated School in Antipolo, touched the wall in 27.18 seconds on the 50-meter fly, a shadow below the 27.75 seconds set by Arbin Miguel Thrulein on July 7, 2018.

Returning to the pool in the afternoon, Ajido made another record-breaking swim, this time in the 200m back two minutes and 20.38 seconds effort, briefly beating Ivo Nikolai Enot’s cloaking on June 30, 2019 at 2:20.61.

Ajido represents 63 member-clubs in the PNAG in front of 512 grassroots swimmers, a meeting sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, featuring the best tankers aged 11-18.

Ajido swimmer James.  Contribute photo

Ajido swimmer James. Contribute photo

“The success of PNAG has served as an indicator to PSI that the swimming community is ready to get back on track,” said PSI President Lani Velasco, who recently received a new four-year order.

The 17-year-old Ang Jr. of the Golden Sea Eagles set a national standard of 25.10 seconds in the 50m butterfly for the 16-18 boys, removing the 25.43 second mark set by Rafael Barreto on June 9, 2018.

According to Velasco, the PSI Grand Prix is ​​a flagship event for the swimming association to identify grassroots talent, committed to the resumption.

“We expect more regular events and activities from PSI as we enter the second half of 2022. We will continue to fight, “said Velasco.

“I am particularly excited to see that our swimmers, not just Metro Manila, have maintained their form. At PNAG, we’ve seen a lot of swimmers from outside the capital conduct their respective events, “Velasco added.

The team won a gold and three silver and three bronze medals in the women’s 200m backstroke courtesy of Chloe Eletta at the recent 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, Philippines.

“Our historic exploits at the 2019 SEA Games, Luke Gabby’s bold performance at the Tokyo Olympics and Remedy Rule, the remarkable swim at the FINA World Swimming Championships and our historic race at the 31st SEA Games have inspired our grassroots swimmers. And hopefully, “Velasco said.

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