A group of 10 TNT swimmers made their presence known while competing at the PUMA Breast Cancer Awareness meet held at Arroyo Grande during the last weekend of October. The team, primarily composed of swimmers 10 years old and younger, was led by 8-year old Tomas Contreras who took home first place finishes in six of his seven events. Event champions also included five-year-old Paige Costa who won the 25 fly. Her brother eight-year-old Peyton Costa, who competed in the 5-10 division instead of the 5-8 age division, took home a win in the 5-10 50 backstroke event. Eight-year old Brett Hanke won both the 50 free and 50 fly in the 5-8 division, while Toby Jones took home wins in the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke events.
A couple of swimmers improvements were in the double digits. Desmond Brown had the largest drop in time as he took off over 18 seconds in the 100 freestyle event, while his counterpart Anthony Tellechea, who improved 100% of his times, took off over 14 seconds in the 100 IM event, and dropped over 11 seconds in his 100 breaststroke event.
Congratulations and a warm welcome goes to five-year old London Jones for swimming her first two events: 20 back and 25 free.