Two of the twelve Aklanon Swimming Athletes that the Philippines sent to Malaysia went home with silver medals.
The athletes wasn’t left behind during the Youth Swimming Competition dubbed as “Trick or Treat” Swim Meet 2012 held in Kuala Lumpur last October 26 to 29.
The 12 delegates that represented the Philippines were all Aklanons.
Most of the athletes came from Malinao, three of them are children of Aklan Board Member Selwyn Ibarreta.
The swimmers participation in Malaysia was supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (PASA).
The first medal was acquired by Miguel Ricardo Dagandan for the 100-meter breaststroke and a Ribbon as Heat Winner for the 100-meter freestyle.
Selwyn Amiel Ibarreta also showcased his ability and obtained a silver medal for the 50-meter butterfly strokes and ribbons as a heat winner for the 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter backstroke.
Meanwhile Ada Beatriz Ortega received an award for the 100-meter freestyle event, while Samantha Evette Ibarreta took home an award for the 200 meter individual medley.
Eight other Aklanon Swimmers who joined in the competition were Elijohn Andre Equina, Adrian Colin Hilario, Kyle Medrano, Eleni Angeli Debuque, Isabella Selyn Ibarreta, Krisette Hart Ezpeleta, Eva Marie Sazon and Rachelle Ann Lorisse Respicio