Thirty one TNT swimmers competed at the Hanford Short Course IMX meet on November 9th, and sixteen of our swimmers entered an event 50 yards or longer for the first time. Six your old Drew Black swam the 50 free and 50 back events, while 11 year old Madelyn Brumit took on the 100 breaststroke for the first time. Seven year old Rylie Conway successfully competed in the 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back events. Jazmine Dugan braved the 500 free, along with 100 yard events in the breaststroke, fly and back while only 12 years old. Jillian Gaines took on the 100 fly for the first time, and the Gibson duo competed in their first races that included the 100 fly for Jordon Gibson, and the 200 free and 100 back for Tobin Gibson. Twelve year old Jacob Kitt completed the 100 breaststroke, while 10-year old Rylee Lord completed both the 200 free and 100 back events. Ten year old Genoveve Mcilwaine took on two new 200 events that included the 200 free and 200 IM. Sofia Mora completed the 100 breaststroke for her first time, while Megan Ridenour posted her first 100 fly time on the team. Matther Ross took on the 500 free and 200 IM, while Carlo Ruiz posted his first 100 breaststroke time. Thirteen year old Brittney Vierra swam her first 200 fly, while 10-year old Svannah Williams competed in her first 200 IM.
Ten year old Danielle Albright, along with 16-year old Emily Vagim both came home undefeated, Danielle winning all five events (200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 back & 200 IM) while Emily won both of the events (200 breast & 200 IM) she competed in. Other event champions included Skylar Ford (100 back), Jacqui Koster (500 free), JD Koster (100 fly, 100 back and 200 IM), and Benjamin Wheeler (200 free).
Congratulations to the following swimmers for improving all events that had been previously recorded with the team in distances 50 yards or longer, thereby maintaining a 100% improvement rate for the meet: Ciara Clarke, Genoveve Mcilwaine, Megan Pedro, Megan Ridenour, Alex Roberts, Katherine Sullivan, and Emily Vagim.