Santos & Tirol to swim for NCR at Palarong Pambansa 2019

March 07, 2019
ASHS News; Photos by Chris De Luna of ASHS ITC

Wacky Santos, Rian Tirol

Two ASHS swimmers- Wacky Santos of 11-Tsuji and Rian Tirol of 12-Evans- will compete for the NCR at Palarong Pambansa this April in Davao, following their golden performances at the recent NCR swimming meet. Santos earned his slot after winning three golds (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley) and one silver (800m freestyle) at the NCR swim meet, while Tirol earned his slot after winning one gold (100m breaststroke) and one bronze (200m breaststroke). As students of Ateneo de Manila, both Santos and Tirol swam under the banner of Quezon City at the NCR swim meet. 

At Palarong Pambansa 2018, Santos was named MVP of boys' secondary swimming, having won three gold medals and two silver medals. He also established a new record in the 200m individual medley that had stood for 20 years. Santos was also named junior boys' MVP of the UAAP Season 81 Swimming Competition held in November 2018.   

Palarong Pambansa will be held in Davao City from April 15 - 21, 2019.