Six of our 41 swimmers competing at the Clovis B and IMX meets over the second weekend of November improved all events entered, giving them a perfect 100% improvement rate for the combined meets. Swimming her first meet in the 13-14 age group, Morgan Coddington picks up where she left off prior to her birthday with drastic improvements, this time in all five events. Sister Paige Coddington follows suit by improving 4 of 4, while a 10-under team record holder, and Hanford swimmer now 11-years old, Alonso Escobedo has perfect performances by improving 5 of 5 of his events. Nadia Garabedian and Mikayla Vierra both improved 3 events each, while Caolinn Hardy swam a total of 8 events over the weekend, 6 of them being new, and improved her 100 breaststroke event that was previously recorded with the team.
Other swimmers who improved 50% or more of their times included: Jackson Huckabay (88%), Danielle Albright (80%), Sarina Batth (80%), Scott Yribarren (80%), Lily Hodges (75%), Anthony Tellechea (75%), Justin Warner (75%), Reagan DeLong (67%), Noah Haworth (67%), Anna Lehrman (67%), and Andrea Morales (67%).
Large double-digit improvements came from several individuals at the meet, with the largest drop from 8-year old Danielle Albright who improved over 37 seconds in the 200 freestyle (swimming a 2:44.77 in the event). Luke Dignan showed the next largest improvement in the 500 free (6:07.75) by dropping over 26 seconds. The other rather large drops came from 12-year old Justin Warner who improved over 23 seconds in his 500 free (6:08.01) and also dropped over 16 seconds in his 100 fly (1:13.38) events.
Other double-digit improvements also occurred, such as 14 seconds by Annlyn Haworth (age 9: 200 free 3:29.61), 15 seconds by Jackson Huckabay (age 9: 200 IM 2:54.10 & 100 fly 1:26.82), 11 seconds by Jonas Huckabay (age 11: 500 free 6:24.27); 17 seconds by Satoshi Shinkawa (age 11: 500 free 6:35.60 & 100 back 1:25.61); 13 seconds by Mikayla Vierra (age 8: 100 back 1:58.11), and 16 seconds by Scott Yribarren (age 18: 1000 free 12:46.71 & 500 free 6:13.22).
Fourteen of our swimmers were event champions over the two days. Jackson Huckabay led the group by winning four events during the first day within the 9-year old division (100 free-1:09.71; 100 breast-1:34.39; 50 fly-37.50 & 200 IM-2:56.07). Our other event champions included: Janessa Bringe (200 IM), Alonso Escobedo (100 back, 200 IM), Caolinn Hardy (50 fly), Jonas Huckabay (1000 free), Toby Jones (100 breast), Preston Niayesh (100 free, 100 breast & 50 fly), Alex Roberts (200 free), Satoshi Shinkawa (200 free), Shoji Shinkawa (100 back), Mark Tiersma (100 breast), Mikayla Vierra (200 IM), Justin Warner (200 free) and Savannah Williams (50 fly).