Swimming at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women's 800 metre freestyle
The women's 800 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2015 Pan American Games took place on July 18 at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House in Toronto, Canada. The defending Pan American Games champion was Kristel Kobrich of Chile.
|Women's 800 metre freestyle at the XVII Pan American Games|
|Venue||CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House|
|Dates||July 18 (preliminaries and finals)|
|Competitors||16 from 12 nations|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:
|World record||Katie Ledecky (USA)||8:11.00||Shenandoah, United States||June 22, 2014|
|Pan American Games record||Kaitlin Sandeno (USA)||8:34.65||Winnipeg, Canada||August 6, 1999|
The following new records were set during this competition.
|15 July||Final||Sierra Schmidt||United States||8:27.54||GR|
Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to two entrants providing they had met the A standard (8:52.99) in the qualifying period (January 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing they had met the B standard (9:24.97) in the same qualifying period. All other competing athletes were entered as universality spots.
|July 18, 2015||10:05||Final 1|
|July 18, 2015||19:05||Final 2|
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||GR||Games record||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
The finals were held on July 18.
|2||2||Sierra Schmidt||United States||8:27.54||GR|
|6||2||3||Courtney Harnish||United States||8:38.00|
|14||1||8||Rebeca Quinteros||El Salvador||9:07.98|
|15||1||7||Daniella van den Berg||Aruba||9:12.30|