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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.
Olympian Simone Manuel will race on the fifth and final day of the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships.
Eastin, who is recovering from mono, will have her final shot to make an international team in the 200 IM Sunday.
Hannis qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Team in the 200 breaststroke, but won’t swim it this week.
Hali Flickinger is the one to watch in the 200 fly after breaking Mary Meagher’s 37-year-old U.S. Open Record this morning.