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.
Pan Pac Meet Notes: Day 1
This morning, during the first prelims session of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy swam faster than the former meet record in the men’s 100m backstroke. A lot has been saidabout the American men’s dominance in this event, but to really get an appreciation of it, it helps to step back and look at the bigger picture.
Five Storylines at the Pan Pacific Championships
Though 2014 may not be an Olympic year, that doesn’t mean we won’t have Olympic-caliber racing. This week in Australia, the Pan Pacific Championships kicks-off in a country well-known for swimming enthusiasm.
Update on Missy Franklin
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Missy Franklin experienced back spasms during Team USA’s training on Tuesday, August 19, in preparation for the Pan Pacific Championships. Her status for the scheduled 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke will be determined prior to preliminary heats on Thursday morning.
Team USA gearing up for Pan Pacs
America’s top swimmers are just one day away from the start of their biggest international meet of the year – the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The meet will run Aug. 21-25. Here’s a look at a little bit of the buzz surrounding the event.
Summer Youth Olympic Games Underway in Nanjing
The Summer Youth Olympic Games are currently underway in Najing, China. The United States has shown well in the pool over the first two nights of competition.
Team USA Set to Open Pan Pacs on Thursday
Sixty of the United States’ top swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), are set to represent Team USA beginning Thursday at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.
Catherine Vogt: Guiding Veterans at Pan Pacs
When it comes to coaching open water swimming, Catherine Vogt draws several comparisons to auto racing.
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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.