Katie Ledecky won 2 of the 11 American medals from day 1 of the meet, including gold in a championship record in the 800 free.
Rikako Ikee lowered her own 200 free Asian Record to win silver at the Pan Pacific Championships.
One of the most anticipated races tonight is the men’s 400 IM, which will feature World Champion Chase Kalisz, Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino, and Olympic medalist Daiya Seto.
The Aussies made a similar scratch in the women’s 200 free, as Madeline Groves opted out, making way for teammate Brianna Throssell to swim in the A final.
2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday, August 9 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo, Japan Meet…
Find links to the Twitter and Instagram accounts of the 2018 Japanese Pan Pacific Championships team.
Caeleb Dressel is one of three men ever to break 50 seconds in the 100 fly, and he’s the heavy favorite at Pan Pacs even without approaching his best time so far this year.
It’s 2-time World Champion Chase Kalisz of the USA vs. Japanese stars Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto for the IM titles.
Smile! Facial recognition software is confirmed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Read up on the history of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships which begin Thursday, August 9 in Tokyo, Japan.
Erica Sullivan (above) was the only American pool swimmer to take advantage of the option to swim open water as well.
Typhoon Shanshan is bearing down on Tokyo as Pan Pacs are set to begin.
“If you’re in competition, there’s basically nothing a psychologist can do for you anymore,” says Aussie Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren.
Australian Olympic bronze medalist in the 200m free will be dropping the event from her Pan Pacs line-up.
The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships are set to begin in one week and the psych sheets have just been released on the official meet website.