Seven TNT alumni swimmers had returned to share their experiences during our 2008 Christmas dinner held at the La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Tulare. The farthest traveled in attendance was now married, Mr. & Mrs. Jared Hopper. Jared is currently serving in the United State Air Force and is stationed in German.
Ben Hansen returned from TulaneUniversity in Louisiana and shared his experiences and goals about college with our families. His brother Zach Hansen returned from UC Davis and shared his swimming experiences there and his recent performance at his college meet in Texas. David Lombardi attending StanfordUniversity shared the challenges of getting into a college and encouraged tenacity among our swimmers. Kohlton Norys came back from Auburn to share his most recent competition at Nationals and life of a college student (including the need for cooking and ironing). Samantha Goates returned from LouisianaState to share her experiences in club swimming, and the team atmosphere at her college. Jordan Stotts came in from Fresno Pacific to explain some differences between NAIA and NCAA requirements.