Hoosiers Ready for 2018 Pan Pacific Championships


Five current Indiana University swimmers along with five postgraduate swimmers will compete in the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo this week.

The event will run from Thursday, August 9 through Tuesday, August 14 at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center.

The current Indiana swimmers competing will be Lilly King (USA), Michael Brinegar (USA), Zach Apple (USA), Vini Lanza (Brazil) and Gabriel Fantoni (Brazil). The IU postgrads are Zane Grothe, Blake Pieroni and Margo Geer on the American side, along with Kennedy Goss (Canada) and Isabella Arcila (Columbia).

IU head swimming coach Ray Looze will serve as Team USA’s head men’s coach at Pan Pacs, while associate head sprint coach Coley Stickels will serve has Columbia’s head coach.

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.



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