Vandenberg to Compete in PanPacific Championships Thursday through Monday

Aug. 17, 2006

Kim Vandenberg will swim for her first international title in the 200 Fly as she competes at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships in Victoria, British Columbia.

Vandenberg will compete in the 200 Fly (Thursday), 100 Fly (Saturday) and 50 Free (Sunday). The standout Bruin swimmer earned a spot on the U.S. team after winning the 200 Fly competition at U.S. Nationals two weeks ago and has a strong shot at winning an international title this weekend.

The Pan Pacific Championship meet is one of the most prestigious international meets in the swimming circuit. Four nations charter the meet - Canada, Japan, the U.S. and Australia--and this year at least 15 additional guest federation nations have committed to send athletes.

'Kim is having fun, swimming fast in practice, and is relaxed and confident,' said Head Swim Coach Cyndi Gallagher. 'She is enjoying the entire experience and being in the atmosphere of the USA National team.'

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