Fullerton Aquatic Swim Team (FAST) hosted the first long course meet for the year taking place in California, and TNT had 14 swimmers attend their event over the January 26-27 weekend. At a swim meet with initial timelines that ran well past 5:00 PM prior to scratches, our team still maintained three swimmers with top-8 finishes. Mallory Korenwinder was our only event champion winning the 100 meter breaststroke event with a time of 1:14.29. She also swam to a 3rd place finish in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:47.50. Chris Nolan had our next highest finish with two 5th places in both the 100 meter fly and 200 meter fly with times of 59.26 and 2:10.25 respectively. Our remaining top-8 finisher was Khloe McCarthy who came away with a 7th place finish in the 400 meter IM after swimming a time of 5:26.32.
Colin Landweer and Matlyn Morris each came away with top-16 finishes with Colin finishing 9th in the 50 meter free (25.68), and Matlyn finishing 12th in the 100 meter backstroke (1:12.78) events.
Time improvements were rather sparse after three weeks of training into the season; however, Matlyn Morris and Alex Metzner still managed to come away with 100% improvement rates. Matlyn improved six of six events, while Alex improved both qualified events, and swam the 100 meter freestyle for the first time with the club.
View the LiveSwim interview of the team at http://takeitlive.tv/liveswim/?p=2881