2019 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
- Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
- Tuesday, August 6th – Saturday, August 10th (pool swimming)
- Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time/US Central Time)
- Official Website
- Entry List
- Live Results
16-Year-Old American Phoebe Bacon swam a personal best leading of the Team USA women’s 4×100 medley relay at the Pan American games. Bacon led off in 59.02, bettering her personal best by .10 seconds. Bacon’s previous best was 59.12, which she swam at last Summer’s US Nationals. That time establishes a new Pan American Games Record, as the previous record was held by Natalie Coughlin in 59.05. Bacon’s time was also .45 seconds faster than the 59.47 she swam to win Gold in the individual 100 back earlier in the week.
Here is a split comparison between Bacon’s old best and her lead-off from tonight:
|Phoebe Bacon||2019 Pan American Games Relay Lead-off||2018 US Nationals|
Bacon was out slower tonight than she was last Summer, but she came home considerably faster. That swim marks the first time Bacon has gotten both splits under 30 seconds. Her swim also keeps her as #2 all-time for American girls in the 15-16 age group. The National Age Group Record is held by Regan Smith at 58.83.