C’Wealth: Final Tally of Aussie Swimmers Clocking Pan Pac QTs


As exciting as the 2018 Commonwealth Games were in their own right, the competition served as a selection meet for Swimming Australia’s Pan Pacific Championships squad. Per the qualification criteria,the first, second and third placed eligible athletes in the final of an individual Olympic event at the Commonwealth Games will be selected to the Pan Pacific team, subject to the time that they swim in the final equalling or beating the QTs listed in the specific appendix. Athletes meeting this criteria will be considered a ‘Priority 1 athlete.’

You can view the table of qualification times below. The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships are slated for August 23rd – August 28th in Tokyo, Japan.

As such, throughout the Commonwealth Games we maintained Pan Pacific Championships Australian team tracker, just to keep a running list of those highest placed Aussies having clocked QTs this week. Here’s how the squad shapes up thus far, knowing swimmers may opt out of swimming the event and/or additional swimmers may be added at coaches’ discretion.

Day 6 Qualifiers:

Women’s 400m free – Ariarne Titmus(4:00.93)

Men’s 50m free – None

Men’s 200m IM – Mitch Larkin (1:57.67)

Men’s 150m free – Jack McLaughlin (14:47.09), Mack Horton (14:51.05)

Day 5 Qualifiers:

Men’s 100m fly – None

Men’s 200m back – Mitch Larkin (1:56.10)

Women’s 100m breast – None

Women’s 100m free – Bronte Campbell (52.27), Cate Campbell (52.69)

Women’s 200m fly – Laura Taylor (2:07.39)

Women’s 800m free – Ariarne Titmus (8:20.02), Jess Ashwood (8:27.60), Kiah Melverton(8:28.59)Swimming Australia, Ltd.

Day 4 Qualifiers:

Women’s 200m back – Emily Seebohm (2:06.82)

Men’s 100m free – Kyle Chalmers (48.15)

Women’s 200m IM  – None

Day 3 Qualifiers:

Men’s 200m fly – None

Women’s 50m free – Cate Campbell (23.78), Bronte Campbell (24.26), Shayna Jack (24.57)

Men’s 100m breast – None

Women’s 100m back – Emily Seebohm (58.66)

Women’s 200m breast – None

Day 2 Qualifiers:

Men’s 200m free – Kyle Chalmers (1:45.56), Mack Horton (1:45.89)

Men’s 400m IM – Clyde Lewis (4:13.12)

Women’s 100m fly – Emma McKeon (56.78), Maddie Groves (57.19), Brianna Throssell (57.30)

Men’s 100m back – Mitch Larkin (53.18)

Day 1 Qualifiers:

Women’s 400m IM – None

Men’s 400m freestyle – Mack Horton (3:43.76), Jack McLoughlin (3:45.21)

Women’s 200m freestyle – Ariarne Titmus (1:54.85), Emma McKeon (1:56.26)

Men’s 200m breaststroke – Matt Wilson (2:08.64)

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4 years ago

They’ll pick a bunch of swimmers for the relays even as the 6th best 200m free swimmer (cough* David McKeon). McEvoy will get a 100m free relay spot and once he’s on the plane to Tokyo they’ll allow him to swim the 50 and 100m individually

Ex Quaker
4 years ago

I take it McEvoy won’t be competing?

Ex Quaker
Reply to  Ex Quaker
4 years ago

Realizing now that I don’t think he’s hit a QT. Wow…

Reply to  Ex Quaker
4 years ago

He’ll have a chance to qualify for the team at the Pan Pac Trials in Early July. Plus, don’t forget that we need relay teams and we have yet to select swimmers for the freestyle relays.

Ex quaker
Reply to  Petriasfan
4 years ago

Makes sense! Thank you. On that note, does anyone know if fast performances at Pan Pac Trials can bump people on this list off the roster?

Reply to  Ex quaker
4 years ago

I don’t think so, the first priority for pan pacs selection is commonwealth games and the second is pan pac trials.

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