Favoreto To Compete At Pan Pac Games
Aug. 16, 2010
IRVINE, Calif. - East Carolina rising sophomore Natalia Favoreto will compete as a member of the Brazilian National Team at the 11th Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships in Irvine, Calif. August 18-22 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. She will compete in the 50 and 100-yard breaststroke.
Favoreto, a native of Uberlandia, Brazil, joined the Pirates mid-season last year and posted three of the 10 fastest times in the school history in the 200 IM and 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. An All-Conference USA swimmer, Favoreto earned a bronze medal in the 200 IM at the 2009 South America Championships. She also claimed a silver medal in the 50-yard breaststroke during the 2007 FINA World Cup Series.
The Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships, which takes place once every four years, was last held in Victoria, British Columbia in 2006. That year, the U.S. Swim Team captured a total of 48 medals - 26 of them gold - and smashed five world records and 20 meet records. The last time this meet took place in the United States was in 1995, when the meet was held in Atlanta, Ga.
The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships are held under the oversight of the Pan Pacific Swimming Association. The Association was established in the mid 1980s and is made up of the four founding swimming federations - Swimming Australia, Swimming Canada, the Japan Amateur Swimming Federations and USA Swimming. These charter nations developed the concept of the swimming competition to provide their national teams with first class international competition between the two major international swimming competitions - the Olympic Games and the FINA World Championships.
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