The March issue of Splash Magazine, USA Swimming’s national publication, lists the national top-10 age group long course rankings reflective of performances ending this past summer. Kyle Grissom swam 56.22 in the 100 meter butterfly to become the 4th fastest 15-year old boy in the nation, and the second fastest 15-year old in California. The top three times included a 55.32, 55.75, and 56.04. He is one of only six swimmers from Central California Swimming to hold a national ranking for the 2013 long course season.
Kyle is a Porterville resident who has qualified and competed in both last summer’s long course Junior Nationals, and this past winter’s short course Junior Nationals. While at Junior Nationals he achieved the 2013 Short Course National time standard. Kyle will bypass the Mesa Grand Prix meet, but is scheduled to compete at the Santa Clara International in efforts to attain the summer National time standard.