Cate Campbell anchored the Australians in 50.93, the fastest female freestyle leg in history, as they won gold in the 400 mixed medley relay in a new Commonwealth Record.
Chase Kalisz will compete in the men’s 400 IM on day 1 of the Pan Pacific Championships.
Japanese teenage sensation Rikako Ikee is tied for the fastest time in the world this year in the women’s 100 butterfly (56.23).
Frontrunners Cate Campbell (AUS) and Simone Manuel (USA) will have to fend off youngsters Rikako Ikee and Taylor Ruck in the sprint freestyle events.
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.
Charlotte BONNET est devenue championne d’Europe du 200 mètres. On s’attendait à un duel serré avec la Néerlandaise Femke HEEMSKERK, mais la Niçoise a obtenu le verdict plus facilement que prévu.
Australia (4×1 free) and the U.S. (4×1 medley) are already world record-holders, and the American 4×2 could also have a shot at a world record in Tokyo.
Coming before the individual events of all legs but the 100 breast, the mixed medley relay will set each federation up for some tricky ‘blind’ lineup decisions as the U.S. chases its own world record and Australia closes in on the Americans.
Once the exciting young upstart looking to upset the world’s elite, Katie Ledecky is now the veteran presence looking to quell an uprising of young international talent in the women’s 200 free.
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Australian Olympic bronze medalist in the 200m free will be dropping the event from her Pan Pacs line-up.
With just 6% of the Australian roster for this summer’s Pan Pacific Championships stemming from New South Wales (NSW), Swimming Australia is once again facing the question of how to keep emerging talent from leaving the state.
Members of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team training in Cairns will soon swap the pool for the coral covered ocean as they explore the outer Reef on a Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef expedition on Saturday July 21.
Les sélections australiennes pour les PanPacifics se sont tenues à Gold Coast, du 1 au 4 juillet.
17-year-old Ariarne Titmus came within a second of her Australian national record in the 400m free tonight, while Jack Cartwright threw down the 2nd fastest 100m free of his career.