Japan Selects Stacked Roster For 2018 Pan Pacific Championships

The 2018 Japan Open wrapped up over the weekend, which means that the nation’s roster selections for this year’s Pan Pacific Championships are complete. 22 swimmers had already been named by the Japanese Swimming Federation to the roster after April’s Japan Swim, including national record holders Rikako Ikee, Kosuke Hagino and Katsumi Nakamura. Based on performances in Tokyo on the 2nd qualification opportunity, a few more names were added to the mix giving Japan some potentially strong relay line-ups.

Look for event previews once additional rosters are announced.

Translation assistance provided by Rebecca Nishikawa- Roy.

Freestyle
Backstroke
Breaststroke
Butterfly
IM
Relay-Only
  • Shinri Shioura
  • Juran Mizohata
  • Reo Sakata
Women
Freestyle
Backstroke
Breaststroke
Butterfly
IM
  • Yui Ohashi
  • Miho Teramoto
  • Sakiko Shimizu
Relay-Only
  • Tomomi Aoki
  • Yui Yamane
  • Rio Shirai

Coaching Staff-

Coach/Director : Norimasa Hirai

Team Dr; Masaki Tatsumura

Head Coach: Takayuki Umehara

Coach: Kenta Kusanagi

Coach: Yoshihiro Fujimori

Coach: Yoji Suzuki

Coach: Tomohisa Honzaki

Coach: Taku Yonezawa

Coach: Shin Watanabe

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Bob

Is Ikee not in butterfly?

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Japan is coming strong this summer – can’t wait to see them perform on their home turf against the other Nations

Verram

I hope they don’t peak this year but in two years time at a Home Olympics 🙂

ERVINFORTHEWIN

They probably intend to do both as they have a double opportunity to shine

Joel

Have they announced their Junior Pan PAC team yet?

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