Australia finishes second at Pan Pacs

AUSTRALIA’S finished in second place on the medal tally at the Pan Pacific Championship, coming away with a total of 26 medals.

10 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze from the four day meet at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre saw the Aussies finish 4 gold behind the USA.

The Australian Swim Team will leave the competition with a total of 17 personal best performances, seven pan pac records, three gold medals in relay events and one Australian and equal Commonwealth record in the 50m freestyle.


It’s an exciting look into the future, as the squad now prepares for the World Championships in 2015 and the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Cate Campbell and Cameron McEvoy cemented themselves as the rising stars of the Australian swim team this meet.

At the conclusion of the meet, Cameron McEvoy was presented with The Kieren Perkins Medal, while Cate Campbell took home The Susan O’Neill Medal.

Simon Cusack was awarded the Don Talbot Medal and the Georgine Hope Foundation Rising Star Award was handed to Mack Horton.

Meanwhile, the 10km open water races was postponed due to heavy rainfall.

The event will now be swum in conjunction with the Junior Pan Pacs in Maui, Hawaii, on August 31.

Australian officials, after consulting the other charter nations the USA, Japan and Canada, say they were not prepared to risk the health and safety of the athletes and postponed the races.