After an upset gold on day 1 in the 200 freestyle, Taylor Ruck will compete in both the 100 free and 100 back on day 2 in Tokyo.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi is the heavy favorite for the women’s 400 IM victory, while World Champion Chase Kalisz battles Japanese Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino in the men’s race.
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.
Zach Apple earned himself a 2019 Worlds relay spot in the 200 freestyle, avenging a Nationals DQ and bumping Jack Conger off that relay. Meanwhile Zane Grothe passed up Robert Finke for both the Pan Pacs silver medal and the 2019 Worlds spot in the 1500.
One of the most anticipated races tonight is the men’s 400 IM, which will feature World Champion Chase Kalisz, Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino, and Olympic medalist Daiya Seto.
Jack Cartwright has scratched the men’s 200 free final at the Pan Pacific Championships.
Chase Kalisz will compete in the men’s 400 IM on day 1 of the Pan Pacific Championships.
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.
The Americans should battle Brazil for the men’s 4×100 free relay gold… but we don’t know who will be on the American team. Even the status of 2017 World champ Caeleb Dressel (pictured) is in the wind.
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Young sprint stars Caeleb Dressel and Kyle Chalmers should meet for the first time since the 2016 Olympics in what could be a clash of sprint free titans.
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.
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.
Olympian Simone Manuel will race on the fifth and final day of the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships.
Auburn will face both the 4-time defending men’s NCAA Champions Texas in January, and the University of Virginia, headed by Gary Taylor’s former colleague Todd Desorbo, in the 2018-2019 season.