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AMPHIBIOUS AQUATICS BRINGS HOME BOAT LOAD OF MEDALS

All swimmers crack new PRs

(Manila, PHILIPPINES) – Amphibious Aquatics Guam won the 2nd place high point team trophy and is bringing home more than 56 medals from international competition this weekend at the Swim League Philippines Summer Swim Splash meet held April 1, 2023 at the Muntinlupa Aquatic Center, Philippines.

Amphibious Aquatics swim team represented Guam over the weekend in the Philippines.

Athletes Mia Lee, John Moore IV and Keana Santos made their return to Philippine competition joined by swimmers Amaya Bollinger, Andrew Bollinger, Matua Camacho, Tanom Camacho, Kalista Datu, Olivia Dierking, Tayvia Dierking, Skyler Dueñas, Logan Gandaoli, Miles Horton, Nina Lee, Hyemi Reyes, Gabriel Rodriguez, Naiatea Wooley, and Toma Wooley. All eighteen Guam swimmers achieved new personal records as they competed against more than 300 athletes from 27 teams representing Malaysia and the Philippines in over 60 individual events and relays. This state-of-the-art facility opened its doors in late 2022 and is the first indoor Olympic sized pool in the country. 

“Amphibious Aquatics continues to provide opportunities for Guam athletes to compete and demonstrate grit, skill and their commitment to the sport,” said Andy Lee, head coach of Amphibious Aquatics. “We’re grateful to have been invited back to compete with swimmers from across the Philippines and Malaysia. Si Yu’os Ma’åse’ and Maraming salamat po to our hosts: Swim League Philippines, Province of Zambales Swim Team and Ying Fa Philippines, and special thanks to our swimmers, their families, and the community for their support.” 

“We are so grateful for the presence of Amphbious Aquatics at this weekend’s event,” said Coach Fred Galang Ancheta, President of the Swim League Philippines. “It’s always a great experience connecting with Guam swimmers, and we look forward to visiting your beautiful island in the future with our Philippine teams. Maraming Salamat Po! United we swim!” 

Community Partnerships 

“When the community comes together to support our young athletes, great things happen. Training and preparation for this meet would not have been possible without the support of the Governor’s Childcare Community Care grant and our partnerships with Pacific Islands Club – Guam, the Bridge Fitness, FASCARE, Fökai Industries, Ina Wellness Collective and Cars Plus Guam,” Lee added. “With the support of their families, our training program allowed these athletes to develop conditioning, prepare them for international competition and improve their overall health and wellness.”

The Junior Amphibious Training Program (JATP) began in January 2023 and over a 12-week training period, developed youth water confidence with a focus on technique and conditioning. Sessions included training in water safety, confidence, conditioning, rescue skills, leadership development & youth empowerment, study skills and test preparation, yoga and mediation sessions, strength & conditioning. 

“We’re so thankful to Coach Andy for putting this opportunity together and for the familial support of this training and development program,” said 2-time Olympian and Amphibious coach Chris Dueñas. “Guam needs to host swim meets to help our swimmers’ preparation and growth. They need local meets for the experience in how to prepare their pre-game rituals and build their strategic mindset to swim at their optimal level. Amphibious is resourceful and we’re moving forward with our program. We’re grateful for PIC Guam and St. John’s pool, but Guam needs to bring Hagatña pool back online for the benefit of our entire community.” 

Amphibious Aquatics swim team hauled in 56 medals (24 of them gold) at the Swim League Philippines Summer Swim Splash meet held April 1, 2023 at the Muntinlupa Aquatic Center, Philippines

Event Results 

Led by Amphibious coaches Andy Lee and Chris Dueñas, swimmers 8-15 years old competed in this international swim meet. Guam swimmers were awarded 56 event medals – 24 golds, 21 silver and 11 bronze medals. In addition to numerous personal records, Amaya Bollinger, Tanom Camacho, Olivia Dierking, Tayvia Dierking, Logan Gandaoli, Miles Horton, Mia Lee, Nina Lee, John Moore IV, Keana Santos and Naiatea Wooley took first place in their respective heats. The following swimmers placed in various events: 

Swimmer Meet Award Results Place
Mia Lee Girls 13-14 Overall Individual Scores – A Division 45 pts 1st
Amaya Bollinger Girls 13-14 Overall Individual Scores – A Division 36 pts 2nd
Keana Santos Girls 15-16 Overall Individual Scores – A Division 45 pts 1st
John Moore IV Boys 13-14 Overall Individual Scores – A Division 29 pts 3rd
Olivia Dierking Girls 9-10 Overall Individual Scores – B Division 19 pts 2nd
Tanom Camacho Boys 9-10 Overall Individual Scores – B Division 23 pts 1st
Nina Lee Tayvia Dierking Andrew Bollinger Swimmer Girls 9-10 Overall Individual Scores – C Division 16 pts Girls 7-8 Overall Individual Scores – C Division 16 pts Boys 11-12 Overall Individual Scores – C Division 32 pts Event – A Division Official Time 1st 1st 2nd Place
Mia Lee, Hyemi Reyes Kalista Datu & Keana Santos Girls 13 & Over 200 LCM Freestyle Relay 2:13.28 1st
John Moore IV Mia Lee Amaya Bollinger Boys 13-14 200 LCM Freestyle 2:23.72 Girls 13-14 200 LCM Freestyle 2:18.72 Girls 13-14 200 LCM Freestyle 2:26.06 1st 1st 2nd
Keana Santos Girls 15-16 200 LCM Freestyle 2:26.02 1st
Mia Lee Girls 13-14 50 LCM Butterfly 29.07 1st
Amaya Bollinger Girls 13-14 50 LCM Butterfly 30.88 2nd
Keana Santos Girls 15-16 50 LCM Butterfly 33.00 1st
Gabriel Rodriguez Boys 11-12 50 LCM Backstroke 38.84 2nd
Mia Lee Girls 13-14 50 LCM Backstroke 32.33 1st

Gabriel Rodriguez Boys 11-12 100 LCM Freestyle 1:14.85 3rd
John Moore IV Boys 13-14 100 LCM Freestyle 1:03.60 3rd
Mia Lee Girls 13-14 100 LCM Freestyle 1:01.81 1st
Amaya Bollinger Girls 13-14 100 LCM Freestyle 1:06.06 2nd
Keana Santos Girls 15-16 100 LCM Freestyle 1:07.39 1st
Matua Camacho Boys 7-8 50 LCM Breaststroke 59.72 1st
Tayvia Dierking GIrls 7-8 50 LCM Breaststroke 1:06.77 2nd
Gabriel Rodriguez Boys 11-12 100 LCM Breaststroke 1:36.66 3rd
John Moore IV Amaya Bollinger Keana Santos Boys 13-14 100 LCM Breaststroke 1:22.81 Girls 13-14 200 LCM Individual Medley 2:51.56 Girls 15-16 200 LCM Individual Medley 2:57.89 2nd 1st 1st
Gabriel Rodriguez Hyemi Reyes Boys 11-12 50 LCM Freestyle 34.22 Girls 11-12 50 LCM Freestyle 35.22 3rd 3rd
Mia Lee Amaya Bollinger Keana Santos Girls 13-14 50 LCM Freestyle 27.22 Girls 13-14 50 LCM Freestyle 31.13 Girls 15-16 50 LCM Freestyle 29.82 1st 3rd 1st
Swimmer Event – B & C Division Official Time Place
Kalista Datu Girls 11-12 200 LCM Freestyle (C division) 3:07.93 1st
Matua Camacho Boys 7-8 50 LCM Butterfly (C division) 1:05.09 2nd
Tanom Camacho Boys 9-10 50 LCM Butterfly (B division) 54.83 3rd
Tayvia Dierking Girls 7-8 50 LCM Butterfly (C division) 1:12.03 1st
Gabriel Rodriguez Boys 11-12 50 LCM Butterfly (B division) 40.00 3rd
Andrew Bollinger Boys 11-12 50 LCM Butterfly (C division) 42.63 2nd
Hyemi Reyes Girls 11-12 50 LCM Butterfly (C division) 42.90 2nd
Matua Camacho Boys 7-8 50 LCM Backstroke (C division) 1:02.30 1st
Tayvia Dierking Girls 7-8 50 LCM Backstroke (B division) 58.06 1st

Nina Lee Girls 9-10 50 LCM Backstroke (B division) 50.59 2nd
Tayvia Dierking Girls 7-8 100 LCM Freestyle (C Division) 2:00.44 2nd
Nina Lee Girls 9-10 100 LCM Freestyle (C division) 1:46.02 2nd
Andrew Bollinger Boys 11-12 100 LCM Freestyle (C division) 1:30.72 3rd
Toma Wooley Boys 15-16 100 LCM Freestyle (C division) 1:16.77 2nd
Hyemi Reyes Girls 11-12 100 LCM Freestyle (B division) 1:23.91 2nd
Miles Horton Boys 9-10 50 LCM Breaststroke (B division) 53.77 1st
Tanom Camacho Boys 9-10 50 LCM Breaststroke (B division) 54.13 2nd
Nina Lee Kalista Datu Hyemi Reyes Girls 9-10 50 LCM Breaststroke (C division) 1:00.72 Girls 11-12 100 LCM Breaststroke (B division) 1:46.72 Girls 11-12 100 LCM Breaststroke (B division) 1:47.16 1st 2nd 3rd
Skyler Dueñas Tanom Camacho Boys 9-10 50 LCM Freestyle (B division) 40.22 Boys 9-10 50 LCM Freestyle (B division) 40.53 2nd 3rd
Olivia Dierking Nina Lee Andrew Bollinger Girls 9-10 50 LCM Freestyle (B division) 40.56 Girls 9-10 50 LCM Freestyle (B division) 40.76 Boys 11-12 50 LCM Freestyle (C division) 40.47 1st 2nd 2nd

For more information, please contact Coach Andy Lee [email protected]

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