By USA Swimming | Tuesday, August 21, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forty rising swimming stars will represent the United States at one of the world’s top junior competitions beginning Thursday at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships at Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva, Fiji.
The four-day meet consists of daily prelims and finals at 9 a.m. FJT/5 p.m. EDT (previous day) and 5 p.m. FJT/1 a.m. EDT. Fiji Time (FJT) is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). A webcast of the action including the opening ceremonies Aug. 23 at 1:30 a.m. EDT is available online via www.fijione.tv/live-tv.
Full meet information can be found at usaswimming.org.
Headlining the U.S. roster, which was determined based on the results of the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships, are four individual medalists from last year’s FINA World Championships – Carson Foster, Ella Nelson, Daniel Roy and Emily Weiss.
Roy, Phoebe Bacon, Isabel Ivey, Drew Kibler and Lucie Nordmann were voted team captains by their teammates.
The head coaches for the team are Allison Beebe of Santa Clara Swim Club and Dan Flack of Baylor Swim Club, and 2016 Olympic medalists Maya DiRado and David Plummer are serving as National Team athlete reps on the trip. A complete roster can be found at usaswimming.org.
Featuring the top junior swimmers from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan, the Junior Pan Pacific Championships have consistently proven to be a springboard for international success. 2016 Olympic medalists Townley Haas, Lilly King and Blake Pieroni were members of the U.S. roster for the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. Current backstroke world record-holders Kathleen Baker and Ryan Murphy also are past participants at the meet.