2022 Junior Pan Pacs: USA Leads Medal Table and Scoring on Day 1

2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships

The 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, which brings together swimmers from Australia, Canada, Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, and Singapore, is being hosted by the U.S. in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is open to athletes aged 13-18 as of December 31st of the competition year. Each nation is limited to two athletes in the scored A final and two in the B final.

The United States won six of the nine events on Wednesday, the first day of competition in Honolulu. Erin Gemmell kicked off the U.S. medal run with a win and meet record in the 200 free. Maggie Wanezek followed with a gold in the 100 back. Daniel Diehl won the boys’ 100 back in meet-record time and he lowered his own 15-16 NAG record. Aaron Shackell took home the gold and the meet record in the 200 fly. Jillian Cox was victorious in the 800 free. The mixed 400 medley relay of Diehl, Zhier Fan, Alex Shackell, and Anna Moesch wrapped up the first night with a meet record.

Flynn Southam and Joshua Staples earned a pair of gold medals for Australia. Southam broke the meet record in the 200 free and Staples won the 1500 free.

Japan’s Airi Mitsui broke the meet record in the 200 fly en route to her gold medal.

Medals Table through Day 1

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 6 5 4 15
2 Australia 2 4 6
3 Japan 1 1 3 5
4 Canada 1 1
Total   9 10 8 27

Team Points through Day 1

Rank Nation Girls Boys Mixed Combined
1 United States 56 57 18 131
2 Australia 40 34 14 88
3 Japan 30 30 12 72
4 Canada 21 25 10 56
5 Singapore 1 8 9
6 New Zealand 1 1 6 8
7 Fiji 4 4
8 Samoa 2 2


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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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