Official SwimSwam 2018 Pan Pacs Preview Index

2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Keep tabs on our running discipline-by-discipline previews for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships below:

Previews

Men’s

Women’s

Mixed Gender

PROJECTED MEDAL WINNERS

Men’s

Gold Silver Bronze
50 free Caeleb Dressel Michael Andrew Pedro Spajari
100 free Caeleb Dressel Kyle Chalmers Nathan Adrian
200 free Kyle Chalmers Townley Haas Mack Horton
400 free Mack Horton Zane Grothe Elijah Winnington
800 free Mack Horton Zane Grothe
1500 free Jordan Wilimovsky Jack McLoughlin Shogo Takeda
100 back Ryan Murphy Matt Grevers Ryosuke Irie
200 back Ryan Murphy Ryosuke Irie Jacob Pebley
100 breast Yasuhiro Koseki Michael Andrew Andrew Wilson
200 breast Josh Prenot Ippei Watanabe Yasuhiro Koseki
100 fly Caeleb Dressel Jack Conger Vini Lanza
200 fly Nao Horomura Daiya Seto Jack Conger
200 IM Chase Kalisz Kosuke Hagino Daiya Seto
400 IM Chase Kalisz Kosuke Hagino Daiya Seto
4×100 free relay USA Brazil Australia
4×200 free relay USA Australia Japan
4×100 medley relay USA Japan Australia

Women’s

Gold Silver Bronze
50 free Cate Campbell Simone Manuel Rikako Ikee
100 free Simone Manuel Cate Campbell Taylor Ruck
200 free Katie Ledecky Taylor Ruck Rikako Ikee
400 free Katie Ledecky Ariarne Titmus Leah Smith
800 free Katie Ledecky Leah Smith Ariarne Titmus
1500 free Katie Ledecky Ashley Twichell Kiah Melverton
100 back Kathleen Baker Kylie Masse Emily Seebohm
200 back Kylie Masse Kathleen Baker Taylor Ruck
100 breast Lilly King Reona Aoki Katie Meili
200 breast Lilly King Reona Aoki Micah Sumrall
100 fly Rikako Ikee Kelsi Dahlia Emma McKeon
200 fly Hali Flickinger Laura Taylor Katie Drabot
200 IM Yui Ohashi Kathleen Baker Melanie Margalis
400 IM Yui Ohashi Sydney Pickrem Leah Smith
4×100 free relay Australia USA Canada
4×200 free relay USA Japan Australia
4×100 medley relay USA Australia Canada

Mixed

Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed 4×100 medley relay USA Australia Japan

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Jim C
3 years ago

In picking Mack Horton to medal in both the 200 and 1500 have you considered the schedule?

Miss M
Reply to  Jim C
3 years ago

Don’t think Mack is even swimming the 1500!

kevin
Reply to  Jim C
3 years ago

Horton is not swimming the 1500 he wont swim it at the Olympics either his focus is 400 / 800 and 4 x 200 relay

Hoosier Eli
3 years ago

Are you going to pick Open Water medal winners as well?

Splash
3 years ago

I don’t know what the American broadcast will be like, but CBC will broadcast the event in Canada

KDSwim
3 years ago

I saw somewhere finals coverage to be on Olympic channel… Hopefully they include the B heats too as only two US swimmers get in A.

catch22
3 years ago

Since Horton isn’t swimming the 1500, are you going to update your pick?

SumTing Wong
Reply to  catch22
3 years ago

Why do you need to be entered in an event to podium? It seems very unfair & against my new life philosophy .

Becky D
Reply to  SumTing Wong
3 years ago

A certain Harvard U swimmer wouldn’t let something like that hold him back.

Old 80s Swimmer
Reply to  SumTing Wong
3 years ago

Time for participation medals so everyone (including Dean Faris) can get 9 golds in Tokyo.

Verram
3 years ago

Are you going to have enough time to do other previews for the other events ? Pan pacs is about to start in a couple of days time and still so many events un- previewed

Btw pan pacs not televised in Australia either .. we have to make do with live-streaming from swimming Australia website

Oceanian
Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

Weird isn’t it – you would think 7 would show it – at least on 7mate or 7two. Only four nights too. But SA web-streaming is better than nothing at all. And at least we won’t have to listen to horrible mistakes and clueless comments from Basil and Giaan for at least one meet.

Verram
Reply to  Oceanian
3 years ago

I miss the insights and commentary from Nicole Stevenson/Livingstone .. wonder why channel seven didn’t grab her when Ten lost the swimming coverage .. Nicole knows her stuff compared to those two you mentioned .. I even miss Ray Warren over those two 🙁

Oceanian
Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

At the time I think Nicole was still contracted to Ten. Now of course with her AFL duties, she may not even have time to be a commentator on the ‘world feed’ which might be the commentary we get on the SA site.

Maelstrom
Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

I’d rather see just Ian Thorpe doing 7’s swimming coverage. Basil’s calls are boring and Giaan is always talking about something other than what is happening at the present moment. Thorpey does his research and his calls are spot on most of the time. (except for Phelps not getting 8 golds in Beijing 😉 )

I also hope he does Australia’s pan pacs coverage, as 7 is not doing it. I don’t like how SAL used their own commentators for pan pac trials, it made it feel like an age group or SCM nationals, not a selection meet for a major competition. The same applies for them not using underwater footage.

Troy
Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

This is really weird because despite no one broadcasting it in Australia and my willingness to pay and we’re geoblocked at FINAtv.

Nswim
3 years ago

Didn’t see the coming soon on the women’s relays and clicked it… on a totally related note I love the page not found message!

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo
3 years ago

Hopefully Pan Pacs are super fast this year unlike the norm

Verram

Pan pacs 1999 was one of the fastest meets in history ..

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo
Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

2014 and 2010 relatively weren’t. Also, notice how 1999 was a year where it would be world championships now.

Verram

Yes I made a point in a previous post that pan pacs has lost its significance since they increased the frequency of the world championship meets .. now it’s just clashing with commonwealth games commitments for Canadians and Aussies as it’s two major events in the same year

JudgeNot
Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

UK swimmers seem to be handling it OK at Euros…It’s a meet. It’s why they train. To race, to compete. Two major international events in one year?!? Yay!

Maelstrom
Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

And Asian Games. China always sends a small team to pan pacs, while Japan doesn’t send a swimming team to asian games at all.

Newport Beach Lover
Reply to  Maelstrom
3 years ago

Japan is sending a big team to Jakarta.

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