San Beda Comes Back For The Palarong Med Swimming at Ateneo de Manila

The swimming competition of Palarong Medisina 2019 started eight in the morning of February 17, 2019, at Ateneo Loyola Swimming Pool of Ateneo de Manila University with swimmers represented from various medical schools in Luzon. The swimming competition had 3 categories per swimming and two breaks of 15 minutes in between.

Ateneo Swimming Pool

The first category swimming sets were 200 m medley relay for men and women, 200 m freestyle for men and women, followed by 50 m butterfly for men and women and lastly, 4×50 m mixed medley relay. The Bedan swimmers who participated in the first set of events is Carlo de Leon from year level 2 for 50 m fly men and Jaenara Bitao from year level 1 section A for 50 m fly women.

As for the second category: the sets were 50 m breaststroke men and women, 100 m freestyle men and women and 4×50 m freestyle relay for men and women. The Bedan swimmers who participated in the events were Vielson Urriza of year level 1 – section B for 50 m breaststroke men and Anya Arceo from year level 3 for 50 m breaststroke women.

Finally, after the second 15-minute break was category three, the events were 100 m individual medley for men and women, followed by 50 m backstroke for men and women and 50 m freestyle for men and women and 4×50 m mixed freestyle. The Bedan Swimmers who participated in the last set of events is Carlo de Leon of year level 2 for 50 m freestyle men and Jaenara Bitao from year level 1 section A for 100 m individual medley women, 50 m backstroke women and 50 m freestyle women.

The swimming captain of San Beda is Carlo de Leon for men and Anya Arceo for women. Carlo de Leon said, “First of all its good to be back kasi nagskip tayo ng APMC last year, pero it was fun and mas okay para sakin yung APMC this year. Tough opponents pero kaya natin pumalag, kulang lang din talaga sa practice and players. Hopefully next year magawan ng paraan both, masaya nako kahit isa samin magkamedal bago ako gumaduate” upon interviewing him about the palarong med swimming competition. The Bedan swimmers were thankful for the experience despite the team not having bagged any medals from the said competition. They were also grateful for the managers of the team who gave them drinks and food to eat in between breaks and swimming sets.