Twelve of 37 TNT swimmers made new cuts in last opportunity to do so, and they qualified in 24 new events. Two of our swimmers qualified for Junior Olympics for their first time ever. Ten year old Garrison Price of Hanford swam his first meet with TNT and qualified for the first time in three events (100 free 1:18.49, 200 IM 3:16.38 & 50 fly 35.57). Twelve year old Jakob Koorey made his first cuts in both the 100 free (1:08.13) and 100 breast (1:27.87).
Annie Haworth (age 9) of Selma led all new qualifiers by establishing four new qualifying times that included the 100 breast (1:42.35), 50 back (40.74), 100 IM (1:29.26) and 50 breaststroke (46.87). These four events are added to her three preexisting events for a grand total of seven qualifying times which is the maximum number of events that a swimmer may compete in.
Justin Bos (age 14) of Visalia qualified in three new events that included the 100 free (1:01.07), 200 free (2:12.23) and 100 fly (1:07.48). Other new qualifying times were established by Lauren Geiger (100 free & 200 free), Jacqui Koster (100 IM), Katie Sullivan (100 free & 100 IM), Parker Giles (100 fly), Noah Haworth (200 back), Jimmy Koster (100 breast), Daniel Magargee (50 fly & 50 breast) and Mark Tiersma (100 back & 100 IM).
Our team improvement rate was at 62% with thirteen swimmers improving all times that they competed in. Congratulations to: Justin Bos, Desmond Brown, Tomas Contrereas, Nadia Garabedian, Parker Giles, Noah Haworth, Jimmy Koster, Paul Alexander Lerro, Daniel Magargee, Megan Ridenour, Katherine Sullivan, Mark Tiersma, and Jenna Yeats. Those improving 50% or more of their times included: Olivia Garabedian (86%), Annlyn Haworth (86%), Emma Coelho (80%), Amanda Garabedian (71%), Maya Herrera (67%), Jacqui Koster (67%), Emily Sullivan (67%), Savannah Williams (67%), Aery Coelho (50%), and Lauren Geiger (50%).