Parker Giles was one of nineteen TNT swimmers who competed at the Last Chance meet in Bakersfield during the second weekend of July. Parker currently holds four long course team records in the 10-under division, and he had set his first team record in the 11-12 boys age group while competing at the Speedo Grand Challenge meet earlier in the year. His second team record in the 11-12 division now comes in the 200 meter backstroke where his 2:52.19 broke Chris Nolans 200 back record of 2:55.90 that was set at the Bakersfield meet in 2009. His time currently ranks as the 623rd fastest in the nation for all 12-year old boys.
Our 19 swimmers maintained a 53% improvement rate, led by five swimmers who improved 100% of their times. Congratulations to Paige Coddington, Parker Giles, Jake Goodbar, Toby Jones and Paul Alexander Lerro for a perfect meet performance. Other swimmers who improved 50% or more of their times included: Peyton Mckinzie (86%), Danielle Albright (75%), Athena Niayesh (50%), Jeremiah Santillana (50%), and Emily Sullivan (50%). A few swimmers also swam events for the first time, and these included Danielle Albright (age 9 – swam 200 breaststroke), Parker Giles (age 12 swam 200 backstroke), Jakob Koorey (age 12 swam 200 breaststroke), Peyton Mckinzie (age 8 swam 200 freestyle and 100 fly), Athena Niayesh (age 14 swam 100 fly), Preston Niayesh (age 11 swam 400 IM), and Megan Nino (age 15 swam 200 fly).