The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) General Assembly confirmed the recognition of the Philippine Aquatics Inc. (PAI) as the national sports association (NSA) for aquatic sports on Friday, October 27, at the East Ocean Palace Restaurant in Parañaque City.
Veteran Filipino para swimmer Ernie Gawilan achieved the coveted golden breakthrough for Team Philippines on Tuesday night, October 24, to retain the men’s 400-meter freestyle S7 crown in runaway fashion at the Asian Para Games 2023 swimming championships.
Philippine national para swimmers Ernie Gawilan and Gary Bejino produced a pair of third-place finishes on Monday, October 23, to hand the country its first medals at the start of the 4th Hangzhou Asian Para Games swimming championships at the Hangzhou Olympic Center Aquatic Arena.
Xiandi Chua of the Philippines was the lone Filipino swimmer to advance into the evening finals of the swimming competitions at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Tokyo Olympics medalist Kayla Sanchez debuted for the Philippines in the women’s 4x100m freestyle but the country will still have to wait for its first Asiad swimming medal in 25 years, as the Pinay tankers missed the podium of the 19th Asian Games.
Three Filipino swimmers failed to advance in their respective individual events on Sunday in Day 1 of the swimming competitions of the 19th Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Aquatics Center.
The world governing body for swimming known by the acronym FINA has withdrawn its recognition of the members of the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) board and has established a stabilization committee to run the PSI’s day-to-day operations.
Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI), the country’s national governing body for aquatic sports, is determined to strengthen its grassroots program to boost preparations for the next international tournaments.