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Canadian Senior National Head Coach Martyn Wilby Moves On From Swimming Canada

Wilby is stepping down from his position as the head coach of Canada’s Olympic program after more than five years at the helm.

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7-Time Canadian Olympic Medalist Penny Oleksiak Undergoes Surgery on Torn Meniscus

Penny Oleksiak, Canada’s most decorated Olympian, has undergone surgery to repair a meniscus tear in her knee.

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Just 15, Thomas Heilman Shatters 15-16 NAG in Boys 100 Free with 49.06 in Prelims

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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Mark Spitz 50 Years After Munich in Docuseries “72 – A Gathering of Champions”

Mark Spitz’s episode in the docuseries “72 – A Gathering of Champions” drops today. It is live now. See the link at the top of this post.

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U.S. Clips Junior Pan Pacs Record in Mixed 4×100 Medley, Diehl Splits 53.42 Back

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.

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Airi Mitsui Shatters Jr Pan Pacs Record in Girls 200 Fly as Japan Goes 1-2

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.

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15-Year-Old American Thomas Heilman Blasts 1:56.52 200 Fly for Jr Pan Pacs Silver

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.

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17yo Aaron Shackell Takes Down Jr Pan Pacs Record in Boys 200 Fly with 1:55.81

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.

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15-Year-Old Maximus Williamson Doubles Down, Lowers 200 FR PB in Finals – 1:48.21

Additionally, Williamson moves up to #2 all-time in the 15-16 age group among Americans. 

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Australia’s Flynn Southam Downs Jr Pan Pacs Record in Boys 200 Free with 1:47.11

In fact, Southam nearly even-split the race, taking it out in 53.23 then coming home in 53.88.

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Erin Gemmell Cracks Jr Pan Pacs 200 Free Record Twice in 1 Day, 1:56.15 in Finals

The previous meet record was a storied one, set by legendary junior swimmer Dagny Knutson (U.S.) in 2009.

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2022 Junior Pan Pacs: Top Five Boys Storylines

This post will be dedicated to highlighting 5 of the top storylines withing the boys events at these Championships.

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All the Links You Need to Follow the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific 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.

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2022 Jr Pan Pacs: Australia and U.S. Set for Thrilling Battles (Psych Sheet)

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.

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Scott Talbot Named New Head Coach of Canada’s HPC-Vancouver

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.

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