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Langoy Pilipinas Swimming Competition 2024: A Grand Showcase of Filipino Talent


Jun 16, 2024

Coach Emer Matienzo

Marikina City, June 17, 2024 — The Marikina Sports Center swimming pool became the epicenter of excitement and athleticism this weekend, hosting the highly anticipated Langoy Pilipinas Swimming Competition 2024. With more than 400 swimmers from across the nation participating, the event turned into a vibrant celebration of Filipino swimming talent and community spirit.

Sponsored by Yingfa Pilipinas and supported by the Solid Swimming Coaches Association of the Philippines, the competition was a testament to the growing enthusiasm and commitment to swimming in the country. The venue was filled with eager spectators, family members, and friends who came to support their favorite swimmers.

The event commenced with an inspiring welcome address by Mr. Richard E. Bachmann, Chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission. In his speech, he encouraged all participants by saying, “Win or lose, just compete. The Philippine Sports Commission will always be here to support you.” His words resonated with the athletes, setting a positive tone for the competition. Mr. Bachmann had the honor of starting the meet, serving as the starter in the ceremonial opening.

In the picture: coaches Joey Andaya, Joel Manaloto, PSC Chairman Richard Bachman, Emer Matienzo, Darren Evangelista and Ronald Nicdao.

A significant moment during the opening was the Athlete’s Oath of Amateurism, performed by champion age-grouper Aishel Evangelista, which highlighted the integrity and dedication of the young athletes. The meet referee, Mr. Danny Anore, who was celebrating his birthday on the day of the competition, was also acknowledged and appreciated for his contributions.

The competition featured a roster of top swimmers, including Andrea Mijares, Geoff Gabriel Parole, Uriah Amber Campo, Ignacio Javier Avellanosa, Denise Sophia Marcelino, Enrico Riley Ancheta, Sophia Poblete, Calvin Poblete, Sophia Obrense, Arc Renzy Valdez, Bella Moaje, Franz Cedric Macalinao, Say Henry, Aishel Evangelista, Angela Pasang, Kenzzie Dumanglas, Manuelle Louise Perez, and Raven Henry. These athletes displayed exceptional skill and sportsmanship throughout the meet.

In a thrilling conclusion to the competition, Betta Coloocan Swim Club, led by Head Coach Angel Uy, dethroned the previous month’s champion, Atlantean Dolphins Swim Club, with a total score of 914 points against 762. The Sienna College of Taytay Swimming Ninjas, headed by Coach Edward Panguito, secured third place. This victory marked a significant achievement for Betta Coloocan Swim Club and highlighted the competitive spirit of the participating teams.

One of the highlights of the event was the “Battle Royale,” a fiercely contested race that captivated the audience. The winners, Angela Pasang of the Pakil Spring Swimming Team (coached by Henry Jacinto) and Manuel Victor Perez of Swimcare Aquatitans Swim Team (coached by JayR Ramos), each received a prize of P5,000, sponsored by Host Coach Darren Evangelista.

The event was not only about competition but also about celebration and community. Numerous raffles, prizes, and giveaways added to the festive atmosphere. Each swimmer received a beautifully designed swim cap with the Langoy Pilipinas marking from Yingfa Philippines. Among the raffle prizes were Crocs slippers, motorcycle helmets, and motorcycle luggage for coaches. The grand raffle prize, a 43-inch smart television, was won by Coach Joey Andaya, adding to the excitement of the day.

The event’s success was made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including House of Clogs, Mrs. Kim’s K Beauty, RXR Helmet, Craft Planet, Big Scoop, and Nik & Jay Kitchenette. Their contributions ensured that the competition was not only a platform for showcasing talent but also a memorable experience for all attendees.

As the Langoy Pilipinas Swimming Competition 2024 came to a close, the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie among participants was palpable. The event highlighted the bright future of Philippine swimming and reinforced the importance of community and support in the development of young athletes. With such a successful meet, the swimming community looks forward to more events that will continue to inspire and nurture the next generation of Filipino swimmers.

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