Though Caeleb Dressel has already swum at this meet, taking on the 200 free prelims and helping the U.S. to bronze in the mixed medley relay, this is the first of his main events this meet.
In her first race of the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky lowered the meet record in 200 free prelims by over half a second.
Frontrunners Cate Campbell (AUS) and Simone Manuel (USA) will have to fend off youngsters Rikako Ikee and Taylor Ruck in the sprint freestyle events.
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.
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.
With USA Swimming selecting its 2019 World Championships roster based on combined results of 2018 Nationals and 2018 Pan Pacs, this week’s Pan Pacific Championships’ meet-within-a-meet will be the competition between U.S. swimmers for top-2 billing in each event.
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The best photos of the 2018 Pan Pacific Championship team from U.S. Nationals in Irvine, CA.
Olympian Simone Manuel will race on the fifth and final day of the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships.
Michael Andrew has already qualified for Worlds in the 50 fly, but he’s loaded up his schedule tonight to try and qualify for Pan Pacs and add to his Worlds schedule.
After tying her 50 fly American Record last night, Kelsi Dahlia will take on her signature 100 fly today.
Based on the results of last night’s women’s 200 free, the American women could be in world record hunting mode come Pan Pacs, with an aggregate 4×200 free relay time of 7:43.90 – and that’s without Katie Ledecky or Leah Smith swimming their best times.
After a prelims tie, World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew and American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will battle for the Worlds spot in the 50 fly
After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.
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