Philippine Hosting of Asian Age Group Swimming Championship: A Resounding Success

Asian Age Group Championships

The recent hosting of the 11th Asian Age Group Championships (AAGC) in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines, has been hailed as a resounding success by officials and participants alike. The event, held from February 26 to March 9, highlighted the Philippines’ prowess in organizing international sporting competitions. It showcased the country’s capabilities on the global stage. Here are some details according to report of The Philippine Star…

International Recognition and Praise

Husain Al-Musallam, president of the World Aquatics (WA), commended the Philippines’ hosting of the championship, describing it as “excellent.” Al-Musallam’s visit and inspection of the facilities left a positive impression, with him stating that the Philippines deserved a perfect score for its efforts. He voiced confidence in the country’s capacity to host future world-class events and suggested potential partnerships between WA, Asian Aquatics, and the Philippine Aquatics Inc. (PAI) for upcoming competitions. His remarks highlighted the Philippines’ readiness to excel in organizing prestigious aquatics events.

The collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, including the PAI and the Philippine government, attribute the success of the AAGC. Malacañang’s Memorandum Circular 43 showcased the government’s support for the event. This enables the participation of over 1,400 athletes, coaches, and trainers from across Asia. Their commitment facilitated the smooth execution of the event. The seamless coordination of volunteers, the organizing committee, local authorities, and airport personnel facilitated an optimal environment for athletes. Their collective efforts ensured smooth operations and enhanced the overall experience.

Gratitude and Commitment to Excellence

PAI President Michael Vargas and Secretary General Rep. Eric Buhain expressed their gratitude to WA for recognizing the Philippines’ hosting capabilities. They committed to maintaining aquatics standards in the region and ensuring the success of future endeavors. Their dedication underscores their resolve to advance the sport. Their dedication reflects Filipino pride in sports excellence and fostering international cooperation. It showcases the nation’s commitment to achieving sporting greatness.

The positive feedback and recognition received from WA pave the way for future opportunities for the Philippines to host more international swimming events. With the demonstrated capacity and enthusiasm of the country’s aquatics community, coupled with unwavering government support, the future looks bright for Philippine aquatics. The success of the Asian Age Group Championships (AAGC) showcases the nation’s global prowess and inspires future athletes.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

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