International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees By Country (Philippines)

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Teófilo Yldefonso - 2010 Pioneer
Born 1903 in Piddig, Philippines, Teófilo Yldefonso learned to swim by teaching himself in the knee-deep Guisit River near his home. Orphaned at an early age, he and his brothers practically raised themselves. He swam every day in the river and would help the women cross and carry the clothes to wash.