2019 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
- Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
- Tuesday, August 6th – Saturday, August 10th (pool swimming)
- Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time)
- Official Website
- Entry List
- Live Results
The 2019 Pan American Games are set to see the pool swimming competition kick-off tomorrow, August 6th. Strong contingents from powerhouse nations such as the United States, Brazil, and Canada are set to descend upon the Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna in Lima, Peru for the 5-day competitive affair.
For the United States swimmers, they’re not only competing for medals and records, but their times here will compete against those posted at the World Championships, U.S. Nationals, World Cup stops and other sanctioned meets in order to see their name to the U.S. National Team roster.
The original U.S. roster was announced back in December, with the likes of Olympic medalists Nathan Adrian, Cody Miller and Lia Neal among the 35-strong lineup. Since then, there have been 2 changes, both on the women’s side, with open water extraordinaire Haley Anderson opting out of the competition altogether, while Hellen Moffitt was also replaced.
Becca Mann, already racing in the open water in Lima, will now contest the 400m, 800m and 1500m free, while Ali DeLoof will be racing the 100m back. Sarah Gibson was already entered in the 200m fly, but will also now contest the 100m sprint.
Somewhat remarkably, Canada is only bringing 2 male pool swimmers to Peru, with Javier Acevedo and James Dergousoff, compared to the list of 14 women swimmers. Among the women ready to rumble at these Pan Ams is Mary-Sophie Harvey, Haley Black, Katarine Savard, Alexia Zevnik and Alyson Ackman.
Brazil’s roster includes 2019 World Championships silver medalist in the 50 freestyle, Bruno Fratus, alongside 100m freestyle finalist Marcelo Chierghini. Gwangju silver medalist in the 50m breaststroke, Felipe Lima, is also set to race here at these Pan American Games, as is 50m back silver medalist Etiene Medeiros.
Brandonn Almeida, Joao De Lucca, Leonardo De Deus, Joao Gomes Junior, Luiz Altamir Melo, Breno Correia, Larissa Oliveira, Vini Lanza and Fernando Scheffer are also slated to race for Brazil this week.
As you peruse the entry lists, additional notable swimmers to watch out for include the following:
- Argentina – Federico Grabich, Santiago Grassi, Delfina Pignatiello
- Colombia – Omar Pinzon
- Ecuador – Tomas Peribonio
- El Salvador – Marcelo Acosta
- Jamaica – Michael Gunning
- Mexico – Long Guitierrez, Tayde Revilak, Gabriel Castano, Jorge Iga, Miguel De Lara, Ricardo Vargas
- Paraguay – Benjamin Hockin
- Trinidad & Tobago – Dylan Carter
- Venezuela – Carlos Claverie, Alberto Mestre, Cristian Quintero, Jeserik Pinto, Isabella Paez