The Fantastic Four
Now that we have passed the mid-point in the Olympic cycle, and as the Pan Pacific Championships end and World Championships/Olympic Trials talk begins to take over the conversation, swimming won’t be lacking for superstar power.
BLOGS: 2014 Junior Pan Pacs
Members of Team USA's 2014 Junior Pan Pacs team will be blogging throughout the five-day meet. Here's a look at the captain's blogs...
Junior Pan Pacific Championships Opens on Wednesday in Maui
More than 200 swimmers from nine nations, including 46 Team USA up-and-comers, are set to compete at this week’s 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, which open Wednesday in Maui, Hawaii.
Ledecky shatters world record in 1500m free at Pan Pacs
Katie Ledecky won her fifth gold medal of the meet and set a world, American and meet record in the women’s 1500m freestyle Sunday at the2014 Pan Pacific Championships. Her time of 15:28.36 shattered the former mark of 15:34.23, which she set last June in Shenandoah Texas.
Pan Pacs Open Water 10K Postponed
Monday’s 10km open water events at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships have been postponed due to poor water quality at two Gold Coast venues.
Ledecky breaks world record, wins fourth gold at Pan Pacs
Olympian Katie Ledecky broke the world, American and meet records in the women’s 400m freestyle Saturday at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, turning in a time of 3:58.37. Her swim was one of three gold medals for the Americans on the third night of competition. Also winning gold Michael Phelps in the men’s 100m butterfly and Tyler Clary in the men’s 200m backstroke.
5 photos that say more than words ever could about the rain at Pan Pacs
No words, just pictures to help you soak it all in. Pun intended.
National Team Rookies Learning the Ropes at Pan Pacs
Of the 60 swimmers competing for the United States at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 20 of them – a full third of the team – are rookies, meaning they are competing with the National “A” Team for the first time. A few of these rookies took time out to talk about what this experience means to them, and what they’ve learned so far.
Moore Has a Golden Birthday in Nanjing
Hannah Moore closed the swimming portion of the Youth Olympic Games in style on Friday. On her 18th birthday Moore won gold in the women's 400m freestyle in a time of 4:11.05. The gold medal was her second of the competition.
The U.S. takes home 10 more medals at Pan Pacs
The United States won 10 medals Friday at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, taking home four gold, three silver and three bronze. Winning gold for the U.S. were Jessica Hardy in the women’s 100m breaststroke, Elizabeth Beisel in the women’s 400m IM, and the men’s and women’s 800m free relays.
Connor Jaeger's Interview after the 1500m Free
Olympian Connor Jaeger won the 1500m freestyle on the first night of the Pan Pacific Championships. Here is his post-race interview, courtesy of NBC.
Developing Story Lines at Pan Pacs
It’s the second day of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, and a number of story lines are developing like the soggy rain clouds on the east coast of Queensland. Here’s a look at a few of them.
Can't Miss Race of the Pan Pacific Championships
Michael Phelps has rejuvenated swimming. Like a magician returning to the stage, or a hero to the battlefield, Phelps has once again sparked media interest, fan interest, and general interest back into the sport.
Ledecky takes two on first night of Pan Pacs
Olympian Katie Ledecky won two events and set two meet records Thursday, on the first night of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. The 17-year-old distance phenom opened the night with a victory in the women’s 200m freestyle, turning in a time of 1:55.74. She then returned to the pool later in the session to take the 800m free in 8:11.35.
Chloe Sutton added to star-studded Fantasy Camp lineup!
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Mental Toughness Toolbox: Responding to Problems
There are a lot of things that can happen to you as a swimmer, both in practice and at meets that can potentially knock you off balance. How you approach these kinds of “problems” both in and out of the pool can determine the level of success that you ultimately achieve.