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Sports JUNIOR PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS Facts What: An international competition between the top National Youth Teams from the Pacific Rim, including the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. The championships represent the top international youth competition of 2010. When and Where: August 26th to August 30th at the Kihei Aquatic Center in Maui, Hawaii. Who: Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics’ swimmers Jasmine Tosky, Maddie Schaefer, Adam Hinshaw. How did they get here? Tosky and Schaefer qualified through the Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine, Aug. 9-13; Hinshaw qualified through the USA Swimming 10K National Championships June 4 in Long Beach.

Events Veronica Weber

Jasmine Tosky (left) and Maddie Schaefer will be representing the US at the Junior Pan Pac Championships.

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will be used to it.” Tosky and Schaefer will participate in individual events at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships and will likely add a relay or two to

their calendars. But they won’t get to splash around with teammates Camille Cheng, Ally Howe, Sarah Liang and Rachael Acker, each of whom helped PASA set a record in a relay or two in Irvine last week. “We wanted to place an emphasis on team results,” Batis said. “In many ways, that helps take the pres-

sure off. We wanted to score well as a team. Now they are two of the 20 women and 20 men who are representing the United States.” The final medal count from last week’s junior national championships is impressive. Tosky won five events, placed third in two others and swam on three relay teams, two

that set meet records. Schaefer won two events, reached the championship final in another and participated on all three relay teams. “Everything was set up with the bigger picture in mind,” Batis said. “In a couple of years the girls will be ready for what lies beyond. This summer was a good testing for them

Tosky: 200 free, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM Schaefer: 50 free, 100 free Hinshaw: Open water More information: www.usaswimming. org

to understand what it takes to survive in that environment.” PASA’s Adam Hinshaw will also be attending the Hawaiian party. He qualified for the Open Water competition. Batis will just have to make sure to keep checking his watch and keep the time difference in mind. N

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Palo Alto Weekly 08.20.2010 - Section 1  
Palo Alto Weekly 08.20.2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 20, 2010 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly