Behind the Scenes with Team USA at the 2018 Pan Pac Championships

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 1

September 05th, 2018 National, News, Video

USA Swimming’s Pan Pacs team spent just-over-a-week in Tokyo Japan last month while competing at the biggest meet of 2018 for Americans: the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

While Team USA didn’t have a great meet compared to last year’s World Championships or the Olympics a year prior, the Americans did win their 5th-straight medals table, thanks in large part to a big final-day performance by the team.

While we caught you up on everything happening in the competition pool in Tokyo, Pan Pacs 50 free champion Michael Andrew filled in the gaps in his latest vlog, going behind the seems with Team USA as they prepared for the meet and explored Tokyo.

Check out his latest vlog below:

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Wow, it doesn’t look like this video got a lot of attention here, for some reason. I love these behind-the-scenes videos with Team USA because they remind me when I’m watching them compete they’re more than just elite swimmers, they’re also a group of young people having fun with their lives! Whether they win or lose, they’re still people, just like me, trying to do their best with what they’ve been given. Thanks for this video, Michael!

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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