David McKeon Drops Out Of Pan Pac Trials To Focus On Shoulder


Just shortly after Australian racers James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy confirmed they will not be competing at their nation’s Pan Pacific Trials that just kicked-off in Adelaide this morning, another freestyler has announced he will be withdrawing from the meet.

25-year-old David McKeon revealed via social media that he would be dropping the Trials to address ongoing shoulder issues, choosing instead to focus on his rehab.

McKeon, who trains alongside Olympic medal-winning sister Emma McKeon under Michael Bohl at Griffith University, most recently represented Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The freestyle ace competed in the 400m distance where he finished 6th overall.

Here at the Pan Pac Trials he was slated to compete in the 200m and 400m freestyle events. With no qualifying time from the Commonwealth Games combined with his dropping out of these Trials, McKeon will not be on the roster for Australia at this summer’s Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo.

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Dang these Australia want none of Dressel and co.


Or the American team.


Schooling be rubbing off on the Aussies.


RIP Australian National Team.


they will be watching Caeleb’s World records on TV now …..lol

Sum Ting Wong

They at least got to the biggest event of the year .(which is not the piffling swimming pan pacs ).


come again , i didnt hear u well , they will watch stunning swims form their sleepings rooms , thats for sure . At least in the Usa , they dont play that ” Biggest event , less important event kind of mentality ” thankfully

Sum Ting Wong

‘ Stunning swims form their sleepings rooms ‘ wth does that mean ? For the US it is their trials for 2019 but it is not much for everybody else .

What kind of delusional world do you live in where Americans do not rate competitions? No one in a century has been able to tell them The World Series is not the world series . They just keep on keeping on . Its very funny too!


“sleeping rooms” most likely means bedrooms and I believe the “importance of certain competitions” is a jab at the Australians believing that the commonwealth games is the most important competition of this year

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