USA Swimming Names 38 To 2024 Junior Pan Pacific Championship Roster

2024 Junior Pan Pacific Championships

USA Swimming has announced the 38 swimmers who will represent the Stars and Stripes at the 2024 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, which will be held August 21-24 in Canberra, Australia.

The roster was selected based on the results of the U.S. Olympic Trials, which concluded on June 23 in Indianapolis.

Headlining the roster is Sandpipers of Nevada’s Luke Ellis and Team Greenville’s Lilla Bognar, who both qualified to swim three individual events at the championships.

Ellis placed 5th in the men’s 1500 free at the Trials in a personal best of 15:06.71, and he also posted the 5th-fatsest time in the prelims of the 800 free (7:54.26) before scratching the final. He also qualified for Junior Pan Pacs in the 400 IM, where he placed 14th in Indy in a PB of 4:19.94.

Bognar had a standout performance in the women’s 400 IM, placing 3rd in 4:37.86 to dispatch her previous best time by three seconds. She was also 7th in the 200 IM, setting a PB of 2:12.33 in the semis, and also qualified for Junior Pan Pacs in the 200 back after finishing 9th overall at Trials in 2:09.51.

Audrey Derivaux, the 14-year-old who made headlines at the Trials after she qualified for the final of the women’s 400 IM, will make her international debut in Canberra, having landed a spot on the U.S. team in the 400 IM and the 200 fly.

Another notable youngster on the team is Luka Mijatovic, the 15-year-old standout who has been rewriting the boys’ National Age Group Records in the distance freestyle events. Mijatovic will race the 200 and 400 free at Junior Pan Pacs.

Swimmers who won gold at the 2023 World Junior Championships who will be competing in the Australian capital include Kayla HanTeagan O’DellLeah Shackley and Norvin Clontz. Han was also the silver medalist in the girls’ 400 IM at the last edition of the Junior Pan Pacs in 2022.

“Being able to represent the U.S. internationally provides an incredible opportunity to these athletes, coaches, and the pipeline of USA Swimming,” said USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko.

“These athletes had impressive performances at Olympic Trials last month, and we look forward to watching them represent themselves, their clubs, and USA Swimming in Australia in August.”

The girls’ roster also features Madi Mintenko and Erika Pelaez, who both won four medals at the 2023 World Juniors.

GIRLS’ ROSTER (18)

Name Event(s) Hometown Club
Lilla Bognar 200/400 IM, 200 BK Travelers Rest, S.C. Team Greenville
Charlotte Crush 100 FL Louisville, Ky.
Lakeside Swim Team
Audrey Derivaux 200 FL, 400 IM Haddonfield, N.J. Jersey Wahoos
Kennedi Dobson 200/800 FR Levittown, Pa.
Eastern Express Swim Team
Paige Downey 800/1500 FR Gilbert, Ariz.
Gold Medal Swim Club
Rylee Erisman 50/100 FR Windermere, Fla. Laker Swim
Kayla Han 400/1500 FR La Mirada, Calif.
Carmel Swim Club
Lily King 4×100 FR-R Latrobe, Pa.
Mount Pleasant Aqua Club
Raya Mellott 200 BR Danville, Calif.
Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks
Madi Mintenko 200/400 FR, 4×100 FR-R Colorado Springs, Colo.
Pikes Peak Athletics
Teagan O’Dell 100/200 BK Chino Hills, Calif.
Mission Viejo Nadadores
Annam Olasewere 50 FR Greenwich, Conn.
Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club
Erika Pelaez 100 FR, 4×200 FR-R Hialeah, Fla. Eagle Aquatics
Addie Robillard 200 BR Mason, Ohio
Mason Manta Rays
Elle Scott 100 BR, 200 IM Charlotte, N.C.
SwimMAC Carolina
Leah Shackley 100 FL, 100 BK Bedford, Penn.
Blair Regional YMCA
Eliza Wallace 100 BR Charlotte, N.C.
Mecklenburg Swim Association
Kelsey Zhang 200 FL Saratoga, Calif.
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics

BOYS’ ROSTER (20)

Name Event(s) Hometown Club
Blake Amlicke 100 BK Clarksville, Tenn.
Nashville Aquatic Club
Josh Bey 200 BR Hinsdale, Ill.
Highland Hurricanes Swim Club
Norvin Clontz 400 FR Charlotte, N.C.
Mecklenburg Swim Association
Rowan Cox 100 FL Austin, Texas
Longhorn Aquatics
Luke Ellis 800/1500 FR, 400 IM Las Vegas, Nev.
Sandpipers of Nevada
Gregg Enoch 400 IM Carmel, Ind.
Carmel Swim Club
Aiden Hammer 800 FR Fox Island, Wash.
King Aquatic Club
Josh Howat 50 FR Springfield, Va.
Nations Capital Swim Club
Gavin Keogh 200 BK Erie, Colo.
Flatiron Athletic Club
Sam Lorenz 100 BK Thiensville, Wisc.
Schroeder YMCA Swim Team
Campbell McKean 100 BR Bend, Ore.
Bend Swim Club
Luka Mijatovic 200/400 FR Pleasanton, Calif.
Pleasanton Seahawks
William Mulgrew 1500 FR Walpole, Mass.
Shawmut Aquatic Club
Joe Polyak 200 IM, 100 BR Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa Flyers Swim Club
Logan Robinson 200 FL Pensacola, Fla.
Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club
Quin Seider 100 FR Oak View, Calif.
Ojai Heat Waves
Andrew Shackell 4×200 FR-R Carmel, Ind.
Carmel Swim Club
August Vetsch 100 FL Queen Creek, Ariz. Swim Neptune
Jordan Willis 200 BR Waxhaw, N.C.
SwimMAC Carolina
Jason Zhao 100, 200 FR Cincinnati, Ohio
Mason Manta Rays

USA Swimming also announced Greater Somerset County’s Mary Korey and Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Jason Walter as head coaches of the girls’ and boys’ teams, respectively.

Logan Redondo (Mission Viejo Nadadores), Mike Laitala (Longhorn Aquatics), Joe Natina (Crow Canyon Sharks), Emilie Hoeper (Mason Manta Rays), Christoper Pfaff (Carmel Swim Club), and Kyle Goller (Laker Aquatics) will serve as assistant coaches.

U.S. COACHING STAFF

Position Coach Club
Women’s Head Coach: Mary Korey
Greater Somerset County YMCA Swimming
Men’s Head Coach: Jason Walter
Lakeside Aquatic Club
Assistant Coaches: Kyle Goller Laker Aquatics
Emilie Hoeper
Mason Manta Rays
Mike Laitala
Longhorn Aquatics
Joe Natina
Crow Canyon Sharks
Christopher Pfaff
Carmel Swim Club
Logan Redondo
Mission Viejo Nadadores

At the 2022 Junior Pan Pacs in Honolulu, the U.S. dominated the medal table with 19 gold and 46 total medals.

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swimster
14 days ago

Shackell fam traveling a lot: Indy—->Paris—->Canberra

amazing

Sceptic
14 days ago

Are there any family contributions required ($$$) when US swimmers go to such meets or everything is covered by USA Swimming?

John Bradley
Reply to  Sceptic
13 days ago

Everything is covered for the athletes.

IMO
14 days ago

Article fails to mention that at Jr Pan Pacs swimmers can enter any event, not just the ones for which they were selected. At the meet, only the top two from any one country can swim in the A final, others are relegated to the B final.

Alice
14 days ago

Lol erika pelaez just posted on instagram and her caption is time to bring the cowbell to australia

Troyy
Reply to  Alice
14 days ago

Customs has cowbells listed as not allowed. Sorry …

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u.s swim fam
Reply to  Troyy
14 days ago

lmao its not on the actual customs website troll

Troyy
Reply to  u.s swim fam
14 days ago

It’s a screenshot from the Australian Border Force website. 🙄

Taa
Reply to  Alice
13 days ago

Cowbell is just an app on the iPhone so everyone can have cowbell on demand

TxSwimMom
14 days ago

Congrats Rowan!

JPP swimmer
14 days ago

Freedom incoming 🦅🦅🦅🦅

sadswammer
14 days ago

No Maximus Williamson?

NCSwimFan
Reply to  sadswammer
14 days ago

He would’ve qualified so likely declined his spot

Admin
Reply to  NCSwimFan
14 days ago

Becomes a tough decision for some student-athletes because of the academic year. First day of classes at Keller High are August 14th.

NCSwimFan
Reply to  Braden Keith
14 days ago

Almost all the swimmers I can see that would’ve qualified but appear to have declined are HS seniors heading to college – Nesty, Sauickie, Enge, Winkler, and Perecinsky. The only one that isn’t a senior that appears to have declined is Williamson – and as you stated his school year starts before the meet starts.

Last edited 14 days ago by NCSwimFan
Admin
Reply to  NCSwimFan
14 days ago

And maybe Sean Green.

NCSwimFan
Reply to  Braden Keith
14 days ago

Right, Green is a rising senior as well, missed him

Last edited 14 days ago by NCSwimFan
Australia Fun
Reply to  sadswammer
14 days ago

Or Sean Green?

Adrian
14 days ago

Are there any differences to the projected roaster from OT results?

NCSwimFan
Reply to  Adrian
14 days ago

On the women’s side, it appears Lillie Nesty, Addison Sauickie, and Piper Enge declined their spots as they would’ve qualified based on placings. All three women are seniors, though some team members are also seniors. Elle Scott went from just qualifying in the 200 IM to adding the 100 breast with Enge pulling out, and Pelaez added the 4×200 spot with both Nesty and Dobson out of the 200 free. Kennedi Dobson also adds the 200 free as an individual event after finishing behind Madi Mintenko, Nesty, and Sauickie originally (though she was qualified originally in the 800 free).

The three women declining their spots also freed up a spot for Lily King to make the team, as she was… Read more »

Maggie
Reply to  NCSwimFan
14 days ago

Shouldn’t it also have been Leah Hayes? (also a rising college freshman I believe)

jess
Reply to  Maggie
14 days ago

She turns 19 this year (2005 birth year), the rising college students who were eligible are the 2006 birth year athletes (ie “junior” athletes in the eyes of WA)

Boknows34
Reply to  Maggie
14 days ago

Hayes was not eligible as she was born 2005. To be eligible all swimmers had to be born from Jan 1 2006 onwards.

NCSwimFan
Reply to  Adrian
14 days ago

For the men’s team, there’s a fair bit that changes. Kaii Winkler, Maximus Williamson, and Sean Green are the big names missing that would’ve qualified.

Josh Howat claims the 50 free spot and August Vetsch makes the team in the 100 fly as a result of Winkler dropping, while Quin Seider goes from the lowest priority to an automatic qualifier with both Winkler and Williamson dropping the 100 free. Norvin Clontz takes the second 400 free spot, Aiden Hammer the second 800 free spot, and Luke Ellis adds the 400 IM to his event schedule with Green out.

Martin Perecinsky also appears to have declined his spot in the 200 back, as he beat Gavin Keogh at Trials in the… Read more »

SWIM
Reply to  NCSwimFan
14 days ago

Vetsch goes 50 low in the 100 free

NCSwimFan
Reply to  SWIM
14 days ago

Ah, correct – I hadn’t looked at his 100 free time since the projected roster didn’t have him on there. Should 100% be him in the 4th spot with Howat, Seider, and Zhao if I had to guess.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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