A full contingent in Philippine swimming is expected to participate in the 6th ASEAN School Games, as Marikina hosts the game for ASEAN students aged 18 years old and below this coming November 29 to December 7, 2014.
Pinoy Headline dot Com has come-up with a possible Team Composition for Philippine Swimming, including swimmers aged 17 and 18 years old, and are already enrolled in the university.
Please note that we were told that Filipino students studying in other countries are not qualified to represent Philippines, thus the exclusion of other swimmers in the list.
Leading the pack is UAAP 77th Season Rookie of the Year, Ariana Herranz, who has breached the silver and bronze medal times of the previous edition of the game in the 100m and 200m Backstroke events respectively.
Swimmers Rafael Sta. Maria, Alberto Batungbacal, Paolo Mutoc, Gerard Christoffe Reyes and Claire Anne Galang are among the swimmers who have breached the top 5 times of the previous editions of the game.
Expected to lead the campaign in the Freestyle events are Rafael Sta. Maria, Maurice Sacho Ilustre, Maria Areza Lipat, Nikki Pamintuan and Kirsten Chloe Daos.
Gerard Christoffe Reyes, Arian Neil Puyo and Ariana Herranz in the Backstroke events; while Alberto Batungbacal, Skyler Claveria and Joy Rodgers in Breaststroke events.
We have Mark Rominquit, Rydell Ayroso, Sacho Ilustre, Chloe Daos, Erin Castrillo and Suzanne Himor in Butterfly; and Andrae Pogiongko, Baste Arcilla, Alberto Batungbacal, Priscila Aquino and Romina Gavino in Individual Medley events.
Here’s the top three swimmers per event who are highly capable of representing Philippines in the 6th ASEAN School Games.