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Tosky's third day at junior meet means a third title

 

And on the third day, the young Jasmine Tosky won her third title at the USA Junior National Swimming Championships in Irvine.

Tosky went 59.43 to record the victory in the 100 fly Wednesday, although she did not set a meet record this time.

She has three individual victories, a third-place finish and was a member of the winning 400 free relay team. She's been part of three meet records, including the relay.

PASA's Maddy Schaefer, who has the distinction of actually beating Tosky in an event, is the proud owner of a second-place finish in the 100 free, .47 seconds faster than Tosky. She also swam on the relay team and finished 25th in the 100 fly on Wednesday.

PASA's Adam Hinshaw also added to his championship finals collection, placing sixth in the 400 free with a time of 3:57.79.

Meanwhile, the Pan Pacific Championships begins next Wednesday in Irvine. Olympian and world record holder Ryan Lochte participated in Wednesday's teleconference, discussing preparation for next week's Pan Pacific championships.

"I'm looking forward to the 200 free, actually all my races," Lochte said. "At this meet I'm just doing the 200 IM so I won't have an event before that."

Lochte was asked about beating Michael Phelps on successive days. He's signed on for five events for the Pan Pacific.

"It feels good to beat him in a major competition," Lochte said. "But I go in thinking I can win every race. I'm not going to get a big head about it. I'm going to keep training and go from there."

Schubert explained how the younger people on the team are adjusting to the environment, his perspective on the European championships and how swimmers are adjusting to the textile (old) suits.

"When we had the high tech suits last year the coaches realized training had to change," USA swimming coach Mark Shubert said. "When we went back to the textile suits, we went back to the core training. This year, faster is all about racing and not times."

The Pan Pacific championships were originally designed to counter the European Championships. It became an international sensation at Sydney in 2000 as a precursor to the Olympics.

"The training has been divided into strokes and not by gender, so men and women are practicing together," Schubert said. "All the countries not eligible for the European championships come to the Pan Pac's, and it's become the superior event."

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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