As swimmers prepare for the start of the 2018 Jr. Pan Pac Championships, a massive 8.2 earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
Jake Foster (above) will swim 4 races at Jr. Pan Pacs.
The USA Women’s National Team and Australia begin a three-game series at the University of California, Berkeley this Sunday at 4 p.m. PT.
Australian National Team Coach Jacco Verhaeren cast some doubt on Mitch Larkin’s ability to perform in the 200m IM, only for the 25-year-old to blow those low expectations out of the Tokyo water.
Aussie Olympian David McKeon will be out of the water recovering from shoulder surgery.
In a postal meet scenario, American Katie Ledecky would have been the big winner with 3 individual gold medals.
After breaking the Pan Pacs Record this morning, Murphy is set up for a backstroke sweep and could swim his first sub-1:54 since Rio.
The open water race course is well-within the FINA temperature standards for Tuesday morning’s open water events.
godawgs17 was the overall winner with 371.5 points. They book ended the meet with days over 100 points to give them a 20.5 margin of victory over Bear drinks beer.
Ryan Murphy’s win in the 200 back, plus gold from leading off the 400 medley relay, was part of a 7-gold run on Sunday to finish the 2018 Pan Pac Championships.
Emma McKeon was a member of all 3 winning women’s relays, plus the gold-medal winning mixed medley.
Cate Campbell fell just .03 shy of her Commonwealth Record in the 50 free.
Andrew Wilson (USA) and Jessica Hansen (AUS) have scratched the individual 200 breast final to focus on their respective relays.
Prenot and Watanabe are in the 2:07-range this year, while Wilson and Koseki have been in the 2:08s.
Yasuhiro Koseki is one of the contenders in the men’s 200 breast on day 4 of the Pan Pacific Championships.