Jimmy Deiparine Sets New Filipino Record in 100 Breast in Santa Clara


  • Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2016
  • George F. Haines International Aquatic Center / Santa Clara, CA
  • Prelims 9AM / Finals 5PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
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During prelims of the 100 breast at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, Filipino breaststroker Jimmy Deiparine set a new national record.

The 23-year-old swam a 1:02.08, taking 26 hundredths off of his best time, and getting under Josh Hall‘s 2011 record of 1:02.23. Hall swam that time at the 2011 Minneapolis Grand Prix, and he also competed for the Philippines at the 2015 World Champs, where he touched 41st in the 100m breast.


  • Hall, Minneapolis, 2011: 29.63 – 32.60 (1:02.23)
  • Deiparine, Santa Clara, 2016: 29.40 – 32.68 (1:02.08)

Deiparine, who swam at Cal Poly and holds their 100 breast SCY school record, finished third in prelims of this event behind Josh Prenot and Azad Al-Barazi. He is also entered to race the 200 breast tomorrow, where he is seeded 44th with a 2:23.32.

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4 years ago

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

4 years ago

Does it count? This meet is not Fina sanctioned.

4 years ago

USA Swimming decided to not make this a FINA approved meet… The only weekend in the Arena Pro Series that was not sanctioned. Will a Filipino record even count considering these times won’t even show up in the FINA database??? USA Swimming really dropped the ball… This meet doesn’t even count to qualify for Rio for any international teams here… While every other Arena Pro Series before this weekend was considered a qualifier for internationals attempting to make it to Rio.

Reply to  Anonymous
4 years ago

Anonymous – USA swimming actually didn’t have a choice. Each country only gets 4 sanctioned meets by FINA rules. Each national federation gets to choose how it sanctions national records, so that fact shouldn’t impact Filipino records unless the Phillipines decides it should.

Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Braden – Will this have any impact on Olympic qualification? Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe Deiparine is under the FINA B standard for the event. Would be a shame this cost him a shot at representing the Philippines in Rio.

Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

This seems really shady and I for one am really disappointed in the USA swimming administration for making a world renowned international meet not FINA approved.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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