Barreto and Santos win bronze medals for PH at SEA swimming championship in Bangkok

December 13, 2016
AJHS News; photos by Raegan Gavino

Wacky SantosTwo Ateneo Junior High School swimmers- Wacky Santos of Cardoner/9-Hoyos and Rafael Barreto of La Storta/10-Pongracz- each won the bronze medal in their respective events at the 40th South East Asian Age Group Swimming Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 9, 2016.  Santos’ bronze was for the 200m individual medley while Barreto’s bronze was for the 100m butterfly. The two AJHS student athletes represented the Philippines together with 38 other swimmers at the championships, which were held from December 9 to 11, 2016 at the swimming pool of Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. Team Philippines finished the 40th SEA Age Group swimming championship in 6th place, with one gold, 10 silvers, and 11 bronzes. Rafael Barreto

Wacky Santos and Rafael Barreto are members of Ateneo de Manila’s FAST (Fast Ateneo Swimming Team), which placed 2nd in the junior boys’ division of the UAAP Season 79 swimming championships last October, behind champion UST.