Ten TNT swimmers teamed up with other CCS All Star qualifiers to represent Central California Swimming at the 2014 Tri-meet against San Diego Imperial and Sierra Nevada teams. Ten-year old Visalia swimmer, Kylie Walker was TNT’s only event champion, and she also contributed the most amount of points from individual events, winning three of her six events (100 fly, 50 fly and 50 free), and placing second in the other three (50 back, 100 IM and 50 breast). Kylie also reset her team record by a significant margin in the 100 fly event, after setting it as a 1:08.42 most recently at the Tulare meet in December. Kylie’s winning time was 1:07.77 at the Tri meet, and this new record ranks Kylie as the 26th fastest 10-year old girl in the nation so far.
Our highest improvement percentages were maintained at 50%, and both Layla Flores and Skylar Ford improved three of their six events. Other top-8 finishers included Skylar Ford (4th 50 free, 4th 100 free, 5th 100 back, 8th 100 fly & 8th 500 free), Naomi Haworth (8th 50 free), Preston Niayesh (3rd 100 breast, 3rd 200 breast, 8th 100 fly), Madison Pallares (4th 100 breast, 7th 100 free & 8th 50 free), and Satoshi Shinkawa (8th 200 IM).
Congratulations also go to Janessa Bringe, Layla Flores, Jonas Huckabay, and Priscilla Niayesh for also making the team.