Feb 252013


Twenty TNT swimmers competed at the Beat the Cold swim meet hosted by Indian Wells in Ridgecrest during the last weekend of January. This meet is the only indoor swim meet hosted in Central California Swimming. Perhaps due to the controlled weather/temperature based on being an indoor meet, our swimmers attending this meet maintained the highest improvement percentage of any of our three groups attending any of the three swim meets over the same weekend.

Jeremiah Santillana of Hanford was the only TNT swimmer to swim uncontested, winning all nine events that he entered in the meet. His team mate from, also from Hanford, Taylor Shaw came close by winning seven of her eight events, and swimming to a second place finish in the 100 back. Needless to say, both swimmers became High Point recipients for the 15-over division. Other event champions included Danielle Albright (100 back), Jillian Gaines (500 free), Gage Price (50 free), Garrison Price (100 fly, 100 IM & 50 fly), and Alexa Wong (25 back).

Garrison Price, Aubrie Walker and Emmie Walker each led the team’s 63% improvement rate by each improving 100% of their times at the meet. Others who improved 50% or more of their times included Jillian Gaines (86%), Benjamin Wheeler (83%), Danielle Albright (80%), Layla Flores (75%), Megan Pedro (75%), Daniel Haley (67%), and Annlyn Haworth (57%).

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