Becca Meyers Sets SM12 200 IM American Record at Para Pan Pacs Day 3


Day three of the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships featured finals for the women’s S2-S5 50 back, men’s S1-S5 50 back, women’s S5-11, 13, and 14 200 IM, and men’s S6 – 11, 13, and 14 200 IM. There was also a women’s 24-point 4×100 free relay.

Japan’s Mayumi Narita, swimming in the S5 class, won the 50 back in 48.19. Brazil’s Edena Garcia was the fastest S3 in 56.10, and Tammy Cunnington the fastest S4 in 1:10.25. Brazil’s Daniel Dias was the only S5 in the men’s race, going 36.23, and the only other swimmer, S2 Grant Patterson, was 56.96.

The United States’ Becca Meyers won the SM12 200 IM in 2:25.80, a new American record. New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe won the SM10 race over Aurélie Rivard in 2:28.91; Rivard was 2:30.05. U.S. standout Jessica Long won the SM8 race in 2:40.66 over Lakeisha Patterson, who was 2:41.52.

Canada’s SM13 swimmer Nicolas Guy-Turbide broke his own Americas record in the 200 IM, going 2:15.03; his teammate and SM10 swimmer Alexander Elliot won the men’s 200 IM in 2:15.45 – overall, Canada racked up 10 medals Saturday. Australia’s Timothy Hodge won the SM9 race in 2:16:44, and the U.S.’s Robert Griswold won the SM8 race in 2:24.26.

The American and Australian women dueled it out in the 34-point 4×100 medley relay. The Australian team of Ellie Cole, Tiffany Thomas Kane, Paige Leonhardt, and Lakeisha Patterson prevailed in 4:59.12. Americans Hannah Aspen, Mikaela Jenkins, Elizabeth Smith, and McKenzie Coan took silver in 5:00.20.

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If anyone is stupid enough to think Lakeisha Patterson lost to Jess Long because Jess was the better swimmer then they are living in cloud lala land. LP over the last year has won open water AB events she has been so positive about her training and yet she fails to beat a swimmer with legs missing. She would have been 2-3 mtrs ahead at the start due to her dive, then their is her tumble turn yet again another advantage and she loses by less than 2sec ??? Classification is coming up time to lose a few races to genuine S8 swimmers and look like she is struggling before another master class in faking her conditions. Early onset of… Read more »


Any word on Ollie Hynd’s classification appointment?


As long as they want it to I guess. If they know all about this and have been happy to let it go on, how do they now stop it? Is her Cerebral Palsy suddenly going to get better? More than one person is responsible for this all the way down the line from the IPC staff, the classifiers, Australian Swimming, Patterson and her family. Very sad and unethical indeed. Did they think no one would notice?


Agree Mark. She put a lot of time on her 100 free and wouldn’t be at all surprised if she was told not to repeat the Com Games debacle where she beat all the S9s including Cole.


Well stated and so very true Fred!!!


Brilliantly stated and so very true Mark!!!Join the discussion…


Sadly several Australian Para Swimmers both male and female have alleged that Paralympic Program Director and High Performance Manager Adam Pine and other senior Australian Para swimming officials are encouraging swimmers to cheat the system. Especially when it comes to IPC classification and reclassification, several athletes have stated they were instructed to exaggerate there disabilities to remain in the Australian team. The swimmers have alleged that Pine had told them he preferred swimmers more able bodied than disabled. This is the main reason why Mr Pine is extremely protective of Lakeisha Patterson, Paige Leonhardt, Jasmine Greenwood, Abigail Lihou, Rowan Crothers and now Ricky Betar. Folk’s Swimming Australia Para program receives the most funding of 16 Para sports in Australia from… Read more »


Wow, that’s a statement. Pine is the 2000 Olympic Relay Gold medalist isn’t he, heat swimmer? Married to a swimmer?


Ollie Hynds is down on the start list as S9 for all races in Dublin


Can you post the link for the start list for this competition please.


Just look on IPC website it’s on there

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