Start lists show Sydney Pickrem, Ella Eastin and Caeleb Dressel all swimming the 200 IM on day 3 of Pan Pacs, with Taylor Ruck among the notable scratches out of the event.
Americans Regan Smith and Ella Eastin have scratched the 200 fly on day 2 prelims of the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.
Chase Kalisz will compete in the men’s 400 IM on day 1 of the Pan Pacific Championships.
Start lists for the first day of Pan Pacs show a number of notable scratches, including third and fourth seeds Ariarne Titmus and Emma McKeon following up on their hints at dropping the 200 free, #3 400 IM seed Sydney Pickrem scratching all three of her events for Canada and American Caeleb Dressel opting out of the 100 breast.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi will look for an IM sweep in a set of Pan Pacs events that have seen major turnover from the 2014 edition.
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Eastin has shown an admirable ability to overcome adversity throughout her career, and last week’s patient, calm, confident endurance of a bad twist of fate has only made Eastin more popular with fans – and more respected by the sport as a whole.
The best photos of the 2018 Pan Pacific Championship team from U.S. Nationals in Irvine, CA.
After coming down with mono weeks before US nationals, Ella Eastin has made her first major international travel team
After winning 2 of the stroke 50s so far to qualify for Worlds and qualifying for Pan Pacs as he won the 100 breast, Michael Andrew will battle World champ Caeleb Dressel in the 50 free.
Note that this roster is not official, but is SwimSwam’s projected roster based on the qualifying criteria and procedures from USA Swimming.
The final night of U.S. Nationals has wrapped, and we’ve done the math to put together what we project as the American roster for the Pan Pacific Championships.
Michael Andrew will try for his 4th win of the week in the 50 free tonight.
After setting the 100 back World Record last night, Kathleen Baker is slated to take on the 200 IM today against Olympic medalist Melanie Margalis.
Despite being in recovery from mono, Eastin will have a shot at making an international team Sunday night in finals.