Cate Campbell Busts Out The Sprints In Cairns Pan Pacs Camp

While the United States is gearing up for its own Pan Pacific Trials in the form of Nationals, the Australians are in full-on training mode. The squad is currently in Cairns, the Queensland city located at the east coast of the far north tip of the state, further preparing to take on the stars n’ stripes, Canada, Brazil and Japan in Tokyo next month at the quadrennial event.

Enjoying the sunshine and benefits of outdoor training, sprinters Cate Campbell and world championships teammate Shayna Jack are tearing up the Tobruk Pool in practice, with C1 throwing down 2 sets of 3 x 50s and 1 x 100 max effort while suited. Kyle Chalmers was also making waves, completing a series of 25m sprints with particular emphasis on his starts and finishes, all while local age groupers did their thing just a few lanes over from the Olympic gold medalist.

The Aussie Pan Pac team will continue to train in Cairns until July 28th when they will depart for their Japanese training base in Nakaoka, which is about 130 miles away from Tokyo.

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Will be interesting to see who lines up for Australia in the 4×100 relay


Based on pan pac trials and CG, it looks like it will be:

C1, Mckeon, Jack, Throssell
Chalmers, Cartwright, Graham, Roberts


I’d ageee .. I wonder how close they will get to their CG winning times though ., without bronte I don’t thjnk they will get close to their WR


C1 and mckeon looked good at trials, on track for pan pacs. Mckeon had some minor shouder troubles at CG, which seems to be cleared up now. And C1 always does jawdropping relay splits, so she’ll mostly likely be sub 52. Cant speak for jack and throssell though.

They wont break their WR at pan pacs, but they’ll put up a strong fight against the US.


I was hoping Seebohm would contend for the relay spot as well but her current personal issues may affect her attendance at pan pacs ..

Miss M

Seebohms freestyle is just not up to scratch. Seeded 7th at trials, qualified for the finals in 6th but didn’t swim. She’ll be at pan pacs.

Miss m

Throssell has been doing lots of freestyle- shed concentrating on that rather than fly, recognising she’s a better chance at international medals in the relays. She swam a great 200 relay at CG. Jack was off at CG – her split was quite slow, so if she can be at her best with McKeon the WR is not out of reach even without C2.

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