USA Adds 5 More Gold Medals on Day 3 at 2022 Junior Pan Pacs

2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships

The 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, which brings together swimmers from Australia, Canada, Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, and Singapore, is being hosted by the U.S. in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is open to athletes aged 13-18 as of December 31st of the competition year. Each nation is limited to two athletes in the scored A final and two in the B final.

The United States pulled in another 5 gold medals on Day 3. Erin Gemmell won her third event with her third meet record, this time in the 400 free. Americans won top honors in both 100 fly finals with Alex Shackell winning the girls’ event and Thomas Heilman, the boys’. Kayla Wilson, Anna Moesch, Gemmell, and Shackell added another gold for the U.S. in the girls’ 400 free relay. Heilman, Henry McFadden, Daniel Diehl, and Kaii Winkler not only won the boys’ 400 free relay, but they set the World Junior record in doing so. The USA medaled in every event, earning 2 silver medals and 5 bronze medals in addition to their golds.

Japan and Australia are battling for second place on the medal table. Japan pulled even with Australia in golds with a pair of victories in the girls’ (Yuzuki Mizuno) and boys’ (Hidekazu Takehara) 200 back.

Joshua Staples won his second event for Australia; after the 1500 free on Day 1, he was crowned 400 free champion on Day 3.

Medals Table through Day 3

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 15 11 9 35
2 Australia 5 10 3 18
3 Japan 5 5 9 19
4 Canada 0 0 2 2
5 Singapore 0 0 1 1
Total   25 26 24 75

Team Points through Day 3

Rank Nation Girls Boys Mixed Combined
1 United States 168 164 18 350
2 Australia 111 122 14 247
3 Japan 117 104.5 12 233.5
4 Canada 78 77.5 10 165.5
T5 New Zealand 20 16 6 42
T5 Singapore 12 22 8 42
7 Fiji 8 4 4 16
8 Samoa 0 0 2 2




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Bull Gator
5 months ago

Who are the Head Coaches on this trip?? They are doing a great job.

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5 months ago

Head Coach: Brent Arckey (Sarasota Sharks)
Assistant Coaches: Chuck Batchelor (SwimMAC Carolina), Tom Kleiboeker (Tsunami Swim Team of K .C .), Ginny Nussbaum (Long Island Aquatic Club),

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