Wilby is stepping down from his position as the head coach of Canada’s Olympic program after more than five years at the helm.
Penny Oleksiak, Canada’s most decorated Olympian, has undergone surgery to repair a meniscus tear in her knee.
This morning, Heilman tore to a 49.06 in the 100 free prelims, taking 0.61 seconds off his personal best.
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The American squad of Daniel Diehl, Zhier Fan, Alex Shackell, and Anna Moesch teamed up for a 3:46.83, finishing as the only team in the field under 3:50.
Japan’s Airi Mitsui stormed to victory in the girls 200 fly tonight at the 2022 Jr Pan Pacs in Honolulu, swimming a blistering 2:07.82.
Though he’s just 15 years old, Heilman has now risen to #4 all-time among U.S. performers in the 15-16 age group.
Shackell also took down the Junior Pan Pacs Record in the event, which stood at 1:55.92 from American Andrew Seliskar at the 2014 Championships.
Additionally, Williamson moves up to #2 all-time in the 15-16 age group among Americans.
In fact, Southam nearly even-split the race, taking it out in 53.23 then coming home in 53.88.
The previous meet record was a storied one, set by legendary junior swimmer Dagny Knutson (U.S.) in 2009.
This post will be dedicated to highlighting 5 of the top storylines withing the boys events at these Championships.
Singapore’s Nick Mahabir is the top seed in both the boys’ 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.
American Erin Gemmell swam a 1:56.14 in the 200 free at U.S. Nationals, which would have been fast enough to medal at the World Champs this summer.
Scott Talbot brings an impressive pedigree as both an athlete and a coach to the HPC Vancouver, which has shrunk since long-time coach Tom Johnson retired in 2020.