MAUI, Hawaii – Arizona State swimming will get a small taste of what’s to come in the pool this upcoming season, as freshman swimmer Jorie Caneta is set to compete in the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
The four-day championship is held every other year and will take place Aug. 27-30 from Kihei Aquatic Center in Kihei, Maui in Hawaii.
Caneta hails to ASU from Bakersfield, Calif., where she attended Frontier High School and swam for Frontier Aquatics, as well as Roadrunner Aquatics, whom she will be represented by in Hawaii with her coach, Graydon Tedder. Exceling in the breaststroke, she will compete in the 50, 100, and 200-meter breast events.
Her qualifying times place her in the 4th seed in the 100-meter (1:09.41), the 11th seed in the 200-meter (2:36.29), and 30th seed in the 50-meter (27.57).
“This is really exciting for Jorie and the team coming on the heels of a European Championship,” said associate head coach Greg Earhart. “It’s cool to see your kids swimming at international levels. It speaks to their accomplishments and our goals.”
Earlier this August, Caneta also swam in the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Calif., swimming the same three events.
The Kihei Aquatic Center also hosted the 2005, 2007, and 2010 Junior Championships. The venue, built in 1998, includes an eight-lane, 50-meter competition pool with a separate eight-lane, 25-yard warm-up pool.
Participating athletes come from Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States, as well as from the many invited non-charter nations.
A team trophy will be given to the country that scores the most points, combining points from both the men and women’s sides. A medal count will also be kept for all events, and a medal presentation will commence at the Championship’s finale for gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Additionally, an award will be given to the Swimmer of the Meet, including one male and one female.
Each country may enter an unlimited number of swimmers in the heats in each event, but in events that include timed finals, a maximum of two swimmers per country are permitted to swim in the fastest heat of the event, unless the fastest heat has eight or less swimmers.
The Championship is hosted by USA Swimming and will be governed by the 2014 FINA technical rules.