UB Rockets Tankers Post Records in Separate Swim Tourney

A total of two University of Bohol Rockets Swimming Team members posted individual records in two separate swimming competitions held outside the country and in the province of Bohol.

Rian Marco Adiong Tirol , former UB Rockets Swimming Team Captain and presently a Grade 12 student of the Ateneo de Manila University landed 5th in the 200m breast stroke and 6th in the 50m and 100m breast stroke during the 10th ASEAN School Games held on July 20-17, 2018 at Sha Alam Malaysia.

UB’S PRIDE – (Left Photo) Rian Marco A. Tirol ( 3rd in back row) poses with the members of the Philippine delegation on their way to the 10th ASEAN School Games in Malaysia. (Right Photo) Victoriano Martin A. Tirol IV after winning silver and bronze medals (inset) during the 2018 Sandugo Swim Fest in Tagbilaran City.

Per rule adopted by the Philippine committee for the ASEAN league, only the top two athletes of the individual events in the Palarong Pambansa qualify to compete for the ASEAN games. Of the two Philippine swimmers who vied for the 50, 100 and 200m breast stroke, only Tirol landed in the top ten slots.

Meanwhile, his younger brother Victoriano Martin Adiong Tirol IV, a Grade 7 pupil of the Victoriano D. Tirol – Advanced Learning Center and member of the UB Rockets, captured the silver medal in the 50m breaststroke, the bronze medal in 100m breaststroke, and landed 4th in the 50m freestyle during the 2018 Sandugo Swimfest held last July 28-29, 2018 at the VBT Jr. Sports Complex Aquatic Center in Taloto District, Tagbilaran City.

The swimfest which drew swimmers from Bohol, Bukidnon, Cebu, and Leyte was part of the annual Sandugo Festival celebration of the province.

The two Boholano swimmers are the sons of UB President Dr. Victoriano B. Tirol, III, and Dr. Maricel Adiong-Tirol, UB Vice for President for Finance.

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