Oct 292008

Thirty four TNT swimmers participated at the unseasonably warm Merced meet hosted in Chowchilla. The highlights of the meet was in the new time standards made for Junior Olympics, Summer or Winter Age Group Invitational (former called AA’s), and Winter Invitational meets. At the conclusion of the Merced meet, twenty-four TNT swimmers have achieved the Winter Age Group time standard. Six of those twenty-four have also achieved a Winter Invitational time standard, a meet that is our first level of senior swimming at a more competitive level. Both meets will be held in Southern California, with the Age Group Invitational held at Cerritos on the December 12th weekend, and the Winter Invitational held at Long Beach the following weekend. Best of luck to those individuals who are attempting to achieve additional qualifying times, and to those individuals who are planning to qualify for the first time. The final opportunity to qualify for either meet will be the San Luis Obispo meet at the end of November. The deadline for the Winter Age Group Championships is December 1st, while the deadline for the Winter Invitational is December 10th. The next Tulare meet is December 6th and 7th.

Twenty five of our thirty five swimmers improved 50% or more of their times that had been previously recorded on our team. These are times for events 50 yards or longer. Seven of these swimmers improved all events entered at the meet. These seven include: Jake Caminero and brother Joshua Caminero, along with Agust Guerrero, Conor Martin, Preston Niayesh, Megan Nino and Christopher Nolan.

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