Remedy Rule

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Remedy Rule (born 27 September 1996) is a US-based Filipino swimmer who represented the Philippines in the women's 50 meter freestyle at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships and at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is the Philippine national record holder for women’s 100m butterfly with a time of 59.55 seconds set in the Longhorn Elite Invite in Austin, Texas, and in the women's 200m butterfly at 2 minutes and 9.58 seconds, set in TYR Pro Swim Series in Des Moines.

Rule started swimming when she was 10 years old and aspired to qualify for the Summer Olympics. She would watch every edition of the quadrennial meet intently.

She swam for the Western Albemarle High School team and the Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club. She also trained with the Waynesboro YMCA.

Rule participated in the 2012 United States Olympic trials and qualified for three events for the trial: 200-meter backstroke, 100-meter butterfly, and 200-meter butterfly. She also became part of the United States’ junior swimming team in 2014.

She joined the swimming team of the University of Texas, which competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). During her sophomore year, she missed the top 16 by just 0.14 in the 100 fly but she qualified for the A-final in the 200 fly event. She would have placed third after clocking in at 1:52.92 in the event final but she was disqualified when officials insisted that her head broke the surface past 15 meters on her start. Rule was also named as part of two All-American teams.

She finished eighth in the 200 fly at US Nationals in 2017 and 12th in the event a year later.

She started representing the Philippines in international competitions in 2019. Her first competition was the 2019 World Aquatics Championships where she broke the Philippine national record set by Jasmine Alkhaldi (1:01.00) in the Southeast Asian Games by clocking 1:00.42.

She won two silver medals at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The following year, she copped the bronze in the 200m butterfly at the TYR Pro Swim Series by clocking a new national record of 2:09.58. The record was within the Olympic Selection Time (OST) or Olympic Standard B.

For the Longhorn Aquatics Elite Invite & Time Trials in May 2021, she was able to clock 59.55 seconds in the 100m butterfly.

She, along with Luke Gebbie, participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She was able to join the quadrennial meet by the university places by the International Swimming Federation, the sport’s world governing body. She, however, said that the quadrennial meet will be her last race as she plans to attend the University of Miami to pursue a Masters of Professional Science focusing on marine biology.

For the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Rule failed to make the cut of the top 16 swimmers of the event after five heats. She finished 25th overall.

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