As most Florida swimmers started gearing up for the fall high school season, a few of our fellow Floridians were diving into competition on foreign lands. Last week five Florida swimmers are representing team USA at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Games in Suva, Fiji.
Junior Pan Pacs is an international swim meet between the Pan Pacific Charter Nations of Australia,Canada, Japan, and the United States. Each of these four nations have selected their top young swimmersto dual it out for their county. This summer, USA Swimming picked the top placing 13-18 year-olds atthe Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California to rep the red, white, and blue at Jr Pan Pacs.
Five Florida swimmers earned a spot on the team:
Arik Katz (Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team), competed in the 100, 400, 800, 1500 freestyles
Sterling Crane (Episcopal Amberjax), competed in the 100 fly, 200 fly, 50 free, 100 free
Isabel Ivey (Windermere Lakers), competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, 4×100
Medley relay, 4×200 free relay
Christin Rockway (Tampa Bay Aquatic Club), competed in the 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
Emma Weyant (Sarasota YMCA Sharks), competed in the 400 free, 800 free, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200
breast, 4×200 free relay
The meet was set for August 23-27 th at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva, Fiji.
Here are all the links to follow along to see how our swimmers competed for glory:
Live stream (free)
USA Swimming Meet Page
By, Ryley Ober