This Porterville meet marks the last chance to qualify for Far Westerns. TNT is proud of our nine swimmers who have achieved the Far Western Time Standard. Achieving a Far Western qualifying time standard truly separates swimmers from other swimmers in the valley. Far Westerns will be held on April 2-5 weekend at Morgan Hill.
|Katherine Bristow||50 & 100 free; 100 & 200 back; 100 & 200 breast|
|Greyson Canterbury||100 fly|
|Hannah Giles||50 free; 100 breast & 200 breast (m)|
|Jonathan Granada||50, 100, 200 free; 50 & 100 fly; 50 & 100 back; 50 & 100 breast; 100 & 200 IM|
|Sam Hansen||500, 1000 & 1650 free; 200 back; 100 & 200 breast; 200 & 400 IM|
|Mallory Korenwinder||50, 100 & 200 free; 50 & 100 fly; 50 & 100 back; 50 & 100 breast; 100 & 200 IM|
|Christopher Nolan||200 (m), 500, 1000 & 1650 free; 100 & 200 fly; 100 breast; 200 & 400 IM|
|Nathan Rhea||200, 500, 1000 & 1650 free; 200 fly; 100 & 200 back; 100 & 200 breast; 200 & 400 IM|
|Josh Tabers||50 & 100 (m) free; 100 & 200 back|
|Ryan Ewins||200 back (m)|
Remember, swimmers may only compete in seven events for the meet, with no more than three per day. On-line entries for Far Westerns will close on March 25th; mailed entries must be postmarked by March 23rd. Check the Tulare TNT web page for the block of rooms that are set aside at the hotel directly across from the pool.
Finally, two team records had been broken while at this first long course meet. Both records were previously held by the current record holder. Twelve year old Christopher Nolan broke his own 800 meter freestyle record in the 11-12 age group by over a minute and thirty seconds. Chris swam 12:04.33 in the 800 last June at the same pool in Porterville, and this March (only nine months later) swam a 10:32.11.
Nathan Rhea was the only other record breaker at the meet. Nathan is 14 years old and also broke his 800 meter freestyle team record for the 13-14 age group. Nathan swam a 9:33.20 while at Western Zones in Oregon last August while he was 13 years old. His 9:27.62 is nearly six seconds faster than his time swam at Zones last year.
Congratulations to all swimmers.