Christopher Ewins, Hannah Giles, Jonathan Granada, Cori Hoover and Christopher Nolan were among the nineteen TNT swimmers who attended the All Star Qualifying meet in Fresno. These five swimmers and all performed at a level to be selected to represent Central California Swimming as a All Star team member. Our team members will combine with other qualifiers from Central California Swimming and travel to Folsom in northern California for the January 31st weekend to compete against an All Star team representing Pacific Swimming.
TNT QUALIFIES FOUR FOR LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX
Katherine Bristow, Sam Hansen, Nathan Rhea and Joshua Tabers will return to Long Beach to compete at the Grand Prix meet held there this year. This will be the first experience for these four swimmers to compete at a meet with several returning Olympian athletes. Our athletes will compete at the meet along with the likes of Ryan Lochte, Matt Grevers, Ous Mellouli, Mary Descenza, Lacey Nymeyer, Ben Hesen and Caitlin Leverenz. Our same four swimmers competed at Long Beach last month at the Winter Invite meet.
DAX KORENWINDER, MALLORY KORENWINDER AND JOSH KOSTER GO UNDEFEATED AT RIGECRESTTwenty five TNT swimmers competed at the Ridgecrest meet and all 25 contributed to an overall team score of 1028 points by scoring in one or more events. The team total is lead by three swimmers who won every event that they were entered in, as well as the McCarthy sisters. Eight year old Dax Korenwinder and ten year old Mallory Korenwinder leads the team point total by each scoring 90 points and wining ten of ten events. Our next undefeated swimmer was twelve year old Josh Koster who remained undefeated in all eight events entered, brining home 72 points.Josh Avila, Joshua Caminero, Jacqui Koster, JD Koster and Kara Nino lead the team on improvements at the Beat the Cold Meet held in Ridgecrest during January 24th weekend by improving every event entered. The overall team improvement percentage was 48 percent. Swimmers who improved 50% of their times or more included: Megan Nino (80%), Jake Caminero (75%), Alexander Metzner (71%), Raelynn Surratt (71%), Dax Korenwinder (67%), Athena Niayesh (67%), Corey Nolan (67%), Jimmy Koster (63%), Thys Jacobi (50%) and Madison McCarthy (50%). Heres the overview of the improvement percentages at 50% or higher, and individual point totals from the Ridgecrest meet.
MADIONS ELICK, JONATHAN GRANADA, KHLOE MCCARTHY & NATHAN RHEA SET SIX RECORDS
Ten year old Jonathan Granada leads the team in new records set while at the Last Chance meet this February. Jonathan breaks his own 500 free record which was set only about two weeks earlier during All Stars in Folsom. His previous record of 6:37.01 is now 6:24.34. He had also broken the teams 100 IM record by over a second. Jonathans 1:14.63 breaks a long standing record that was set by Micah Storey at the Fig Garden Racquet Club in August of 1987. Jonathan has also tied Micha Storeys 50 free record with a 29.77.
Fourteen year old Nathan Rheas 1:04.31 breaks his own 100 breaststroke record that he had sent while shaved and tapered at Winter Invite in December. The previous record stood at 1:04. 59. Twelve year old Madison Elick set a new 1650 freestyle record for the team in the 11-12 age group with her 22:52.64, which was re-established in the following heat by Khloe McCarthy. The new record is set at 21:36.01.
Sixty seven TNT swimmers competed at the Last Chance meet in
The TNT Last Chance meet is the last meet prior to the entry deadline for Junior Olympics. Throughout the year sixty-six of our swimmers have qualified for Junior Olympics within their respective age groups. Congratulations to the following age-group breakdown of the swimmers who have qualified.
|Mallory ElickMadison McCarthySavanah NolanBreann Santos||Courtney BrummetMallory KorenwinderJacqui KosterMakenna Mason||Madison EkizianMadison ElickMadison GilbertKatelyn HerreraKhloe McCarthyJulia Schott||Haley BakerRebecca BristowArianna CornwellAlex EllisHannah GilesCori HooverEmily JacobsShanti MatkinAllison RossEmily Shandrew||Katherine BristowTiffany BrummetErica FreesJill JacksonSarah PeltzerRebekah SchlickRaelynn SurrattVirginia Weece|
|Thys JacobiDax KorenwinderJD Koster
||Parker GilesJonathan GranadaSimon GrigoryanDax KorenwinderJimmy Koster||Josh AvilaGreyson CanterburyLuke GregoryChris HansonConor MartinChristopher NolanAdam NouarNick Orton||Max BrickerChris EwinsAlex HansenJosh KosterAlexander MetznerNathan Rhea||Bryan BrownThomas BrownNicholas ButlerJonathan CastellowWesley ColesRyan EwinsJD GarzaSam HansenBryan GorstingAJ ReidJoshua TabersRyan Wullschleger|