Despite the cool (borderline cold) weather experience at the Conejo Simi Tri-meet that took place during Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st, five swimmers still managed to maintain a 100% improvement rates. Seven year old Katie Frost improved all four of her events, the largest drop being over seven second sin the 50 free (35.22). Katie also came home with two 1st place finishes that included the 50 free, and the 50 fly. Eleven year old Gabriel Jett entered five events, and improved all of his, and his largest improvement was over five seconds in the 100 free (1:16.62). Seventeen year old Ashley Lamascus impvoed nearly two seconds in the 100 free (1:03.00), while 11-year old Molly Obannon improved both of her events, the largest margin being nearly five seconds in the 50 back (46.82). Thirteen year old Conor Righetti went 38 seconds faster in the 200 IM over his previously recorded club time in the 200 IM (3:06.93), and improved two other events by 9 and 8 seconds as well. The largest improvement came from Jonas Huckabay who improved one minute and 18 seconds in the 1650 free (18:51.03) from a time that was swam just one month earlier.
Eight additional swimmers improved 50% or more of their events in the cold weather, and these included: Bennett Frost (66%), Jackson Huckabay (80%), Lucas Huckabay (66%), Toby Jones (66%), Madison Pallares (50%), Emma Pena (60%), Satoshi Shinkawa (60%), and Emily Vagim (75%).
A total of 199 swimmers competed at the tri-meet, primarily composed of the 113 swimmers of Conejo Simi. Tule Nation Tritons presented a team of 42 versus the 41 swimmers of Pleasant Valley Swim Team. If scored to eight places, the points of TNT (581.50) would have placed behind both Conejo Simi (1,130.5 points) and Pleasant Valley (601). If scoring the top-16 places, TNT points (2,009.50) would have placed behind host Conejo Simi (4,072) and ahead of Pleasant Valley (1,835.5). Our team points would have been led by six-year old Lucas Huckabay and ten-year old Peyton Costa, each with four first place finishes. Lucas was undefeated in the 5-6 division, and took home first place finishes in the 50 back (54.85), 50 free (42.79), 50 fly (58.04) and 100 free (1:44.71) events, while Peyton won the 9-10 boys 50 back (35.55), 50 free (30.96), 50 fly (35.28), and 500 free (6:25.63) events.
Other event champions included: Janessa Bringe in the 11-12 girls 200 IM (2:35.13), Skylar Ford in the 11-12 girls 50 back (31.80), Kate Frost in the 7-8 girls 50 free (35.22) and 50 fly (52.84), Jackson Huckabay in the 11-12 boys 100 breast (1:23.80) and 100 free (1:01.49), Chloee Obannon in the 7-8 girls 50 breast (49.23) and 100 breast (1:53.06), and Madison Pallares in the 11-12 girls 50 breast (34.81) and 100 breast (1:18.56).