USA Swimming has closed 2018 Nationals by announcing its official Pan Pacific Championships rosters, led by superstars Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel.
The roster is one of five that will ultimately be determined by this meet; you can see our running projections of the other four teams here. USA Swimming’s announced roster only had one major difference from ours – Gianluca Urlando was listed instead of Austin Katz, though our tallying shows Katz with a higher modified world rank. We’re asking about that discrepancy now.
Update – USA Swimming announced that Katz will be on the team instead of Urlando. Here’s the note from USA Swimming:
There has been one change to the team roster following the initial announcement made at the pool: “Following a review of the selected athletes to the 2018 U.S. Pan Pacific Championships team, it was revealed that an error had been made during the athlete selection process. One Pan Pacific Championships athlete was incorrectly selected to the team using the Junior Pan Pacific Championships Modified World Ranking. After careful recalculations, USA Swimming will add Austin Katz to the roster, replacing Gianluca Urlando who will move to the U.S. Junior Pan Pacific Championships team.”
Any athlete who makes Pan Pacs can swim any event they want to there, regardless of which events they qualified in. In addition, open water swimmers can swim pool events and vice versa.
Here are the rosters as announced by USA Swimming: