Philippine Swimming - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine Swimming


Life after swimming: Enchong Dee motivated to keep fit

May 30, 2020 - 11:53 AM

Former national swimmer Enchong Dee makes sure that he stays strong and healthy after a life of training 12 times a week

REPRESENTING THE FLAG. Enchong Dee represents the Philippines once again in the 2019 Osaka Marathon last December. Photo from Enchong Dee's Instagram

LOOK: PH swimming tests 2019 SEA Games venue

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Pinoy tankers get a chance to swim in the New Clark City Aquatics Center and stay in the Athlete's Village

CAPTIVATING. New Clark City proves that it is able to host an official aquatics event. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Philippine Swimming League head Susan Papa dies

May 20, 2019 - 12:42 PM

She was 64

ADVOCATING UNITY. Philippine Swimming League president Susan Papa devotes her time to coaching budding Filipino tankers. Photo by First Tier Media

Tankers push PH gold tally to 28 in 2019 Arafura Games Day 3

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:39 PM

All 6 gold medalists from the Philippine swimming team pull off record-breaking feats

SURPASSING EXPECTATIONS. Philippine swimming contributes the most gold medals in the 2019 Arafura Games. Photo from Team Phil Arafura Games 2019 Facebook

Former PH swimming head Mark Joseph dies

Mar 07, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Mark Joseph was an active figure in Philippine swimming since 1986

CONTROVERSIAL. Mark Joseph is known for his leadership in the national swimming federation. Photo from Mark Joseph's Facebook

Philippine Swimming Inc warns member teams of 'other group'

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:02 AM

Only the FINA-recognized swimming body of the Philippines can conduct national tryouts for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Photo from Shutterstock.

Is there a chance for a PSL swimming prodigy to finally join the PH team?

May 02, 2018 - 10:20 AM

The call for unity by the two swimming groups paves the way for PSL swimmers to join the national team

UNITY. (left to right) former PSC commissioner Akiko Thompson, hopeful PSI president Ral Rosario, PSL ace swimmer Jasmine Mojdeh, PSL president Susan Papa and PSL Secretary-General Susan Benasa in the historic call for unity. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Another promising roster for PH swimming at 2017 SEA Games

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Jessie Lacuna Jasmine Alkhaldi Roxanne Yu James Deiparine Nicole Oliva Maria Aresa Lipat Nicole Pamintuan and Rosalee Santa Ana will represent the Philippines

Photo courtesy of John Oranga/The GUIDON

Catbalogan City to build floating pool for local swimmers

May 07, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Catbalogan City in Samar will follow in the footsteps of Davao Del Norte with the construction of a floating swimming pool

FLOATING POOL. Catbalogan City is set to build its own floating swimming pool like this one in Panabo City. File Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Floating pool future of PH swimming

May 12, 2015 - 1:30 AM

A former national swimmer turned coach and his 57 strong pool of trainees are looking to shape the future of Philippine swimming

FUTURE. A young swimming-trainee gets ready to dive to the floating swimming pool. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler