Zane Grothe broke Grant Hackett’s 16-year-old Pan Pac Record in the men’s 800 freestyle.
We have the Olympic champ racing in the 400 free with Mack Horton set to battle Zane Grothe and Jack McLoughlin.
Japan’s Rikako Ikee has been heaving a great year. She’s the Japanese Record holder in this event after putting up a lifetime best 56.23 this season.
Rikako Ikee comes in as the favorite in the women’s 100 fly on day 3 of the Pan Pacific Championships
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.
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.
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.
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Australia swept 200 and 400 free titles at Commonwealth Games this spring over tough British opponents, and they look like the early favorites to do the same at Pan Pacs – provided we don’t see an unexpected appearance by China’s Sun Yang.
The men’s distance races at Pan Pacs feature one swimmer whose event focus appears to be shifting and another whose performance has changed drastically with a shift in training mentality.
Regardez ici toutes les course du 5e et dernier jour des Championnats des Etats-Unis 2018 à Irvine.
Relive the excitement of all the record-breaking swims at 2018 U.S. National Championships in Irvine.
Chase Kalisz s’est emparé du titre dans le 200 4 nages à Irvine en 1’55s73.