Among over 1400 swimmers who were entered at the 2010 Far Western Championships were three TNT swimmers who swam fast enough in the preliminary heats to get a second swim by making it into the final heat and earning a medal. Sixteen year old Thomas Brown training in Tulare earned his second swim in the 15-16 boys 100 freestyle where he swam 49.42 in the preliminary heats and improved to a 49.37 in the final heat for a 6th place finish. Twelve year old Kyle Grissom training in Visalia earned his second swim in the 11-12 boys 50 yard butterfly event where he swam 27.42 in the morning and improved to a 27.30 for a 6th place finish late that afternoon. Eleven year old Mallory Korenwinder was our last finalist who swam a lifetime best of 33.30 in the morning for her 50 yard breaststroke, and then improved to another lifetime best of 32.88 in the final heat of the 11-12 girls 50 breaststroke and 7th place finish.
Congratulations to all swimmers who qualified for, and competed at, the Far Western Championships. The following are individual TNT Far Western swimmers and their highest placed event swam: Owen Ansel (11-12 50 back, 54th), Thomas Brown (15-16 100 free, 6th), Allyson Duffy (11-12 500 free, 51st), Parker Giles (9-10 50 free, 13th), Emily Goodbar (11-12 100 fly, 61st), Kyle Grissom (11-12 50 fly, 6th), Katelyn Herrera (11-12 200 fly, 29th), Dax Korenwinder (9-10 50 breast, 17th), Mallory Korenwinder (11-12 50 breast, 7th), Khloe McCarthy (11-12 400 IM, 63rd), Preston Niayesh (9-10 100 breast, 21st), Christopher Nolan (13-14 100 breast, 20th), Nathan Oskam (17-18 50 free, 11th). It is truly an accomplishment to even qualify to attend this level of an age group meet.