Twenty-seven TNT swimmers competed in a total of 106 total events at the short course JO Max meet in Tulare on March 23rd, and 44 events resulted in improvements, while 50 of those events were new swims for our members (or 89% of them). Madelyn Brumit, Devon Cardoza, Dylan Hunt, Tanner Kelm, Olivia Machado, Daden Medeiros, Alissa Nalewajko, Ava Olson, and Parker Princewill entered and successfully competed in all new events, setting the foundation for future success, and a starting point for goals to come.
Many of our swimmers competing at the meet, had previous times, and entered new events at a meet tailored for trying new challenges. Congratulations to Caleb Bonds for swimming the 100 free, Dominic Colvin for competing in the 50 breaststroke, Erica Garcia for braving the 200 IM, Mackenzie Garza for taking on the 200 free, Morgan Garza for swimming the 50 back for the first time, Alyssa Logan for swimming under the 3:00 mark in the 200 free, Rylee Lord for swimming the 50 fly the first time, Genoveve Mcilwaine for swimming four new events, including the 100 free, Jorge Noricumbo for including the 200 free and 200 IM to his repertoire, Joseph Oliveira for adding the 50 breast to his efforts, and Mariah Oliveira successfully completed the 100 free.
Some of our more experienced swimmer had preexisting times in all of their events they competed in, and they included Jillian Gaines who improved both the 200 free and 50 breaststroke events, Brother Tristan Gaines who won the 100 back, Seiji Shinkawa who improved over 15 seconds in the 200 free, Shoji Shinkawa who improved three of four events, Aubrie Walker who improved over three seconds in the 200 free, Emmie Walker who improved nearly four seconds in the 100 IM, and Jenna Yeates who improved over ten seconds in the 100 free, and over three seconds in the 50 breaststroke.
The team’s overall improvement percentage was 57%.