New Zealand and Oceania

High-Level International Meets For November 2022

The 2022 French Elite Short Course Championships are one of several key competitions taking place in the month of November.

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Longtime New Zealand Swim Coach David Wright Dies At 74

New Zealand Olympic swim coach and SwimWatch founder David Wright died in late August after a battle with kidney disease.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

14 Y/Os Ammundsen And Trotter Move Up Aussie Age Group Rankings in 100 IM

Zoe Ammundsen and Ainsley Trotter both clocked a time of 1:03.05, which moves them up to #5 all-time amongst 14-year-old Australian girls.

Swimming Australia Reveals Second Half Of Duel In The Pool Roster

Cody Simpson, Mollie O’Callaghan, Lani Pallister, and Shayna Jack are amongst some of the additions onto the second half of Australia’s duel in the pool team.

Changeup In Top 3 Medal-Earning Nations At 2022 Commonwealth Games

Multi-medalist Summer McIntosh of Canada helped her nation vastly improve upon its gold medal haul between the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games.