Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships will be taking place come 2018. The USA Swimming has publicized the eligibility requirements and procedures for the upcoming 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, planned and scheduled for August 23 to August 27 in Fiji. Top junior-level swimmers from Canada, United States, Japan, and Australia will showcase their swimming and diving skills in the competitions.
Participants must be US citizens, be eligible to represent the country in the competition and be registered under USA swimming. Swimmers must be between ages 13 and 18, and the USA Swimming team will select up to 20 female and 20 male swimmers to compete at the tournaments on December 31, 2018. Qualified teens are therefore those born between years 2000 and 2005. Swimmers chosen to participate in the senior category of the Pan Pacific Championships planned for August 9 to August 13 in Tokyo do not qualify for the Fiji Junior Pan Pacific competitions.
All the top and qualified athletes in all Olympic events will be chosen together with all the swimmers ranked the second position in the 100 and 200 free categories. Additional swimmers ranked second position, as well as swimmers ranked the third place will also be considered if space will be available. To be considered for participation in the USA swimming team, an athlete must be an accessible swimmer, hold valid U.S. passport by August 13th, 2018 and be willing to follow all the rules and regulations of Jr. Pan Pac Championships.