The number of event champions were plentiful among the 77 TNT swimmers who had competed at the Winterfest meet that took place during the first weekend of December, of those three remained undefeated in all events. Twelve year old Skylar Ford made her return appearance, winning all eight events that took place over the two-day meet. Swimming entirely in the A-division, Skylar swam times of 26.52 in the 50 free, 58.69 in the 100 free, and 2:06.69 in the 200 free. She won the 50 fly with a 28.74, and 50 back with a 30.39, and the 100 back with a 1:08.08. Her final two wins included the 100 breast (1:17.65) and 100 IM (1:06.77). Her training partner in Visalia, 13-year old Megan Ridenour, swam uncontested in five events. A Sectional qualifier in the breaststroke, Megan won the 200 breast with a time of 2:36.42. She swam 26.65 and 58.50 in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events respectively, won the 100 fly with a 1:07.72, and the 200 IM with a 2:23.88. Fourteen year old Selma swimmer Satoshi Shinkawa was untouched in the six events that he competed in over the weekend, winning the sprint free in a time of 24.63. He took home wins in both fly events with times of 1:00.26 in the 100, and 2:10.69 in the 200, and won the 100 back with a time of 1:02.88. His final two wins came in the 100 braststroke (1:07.30) and 400 IM (4:36.49) events.
Going into the Winter Age Group Championships, eleven of our 77 swimmers competing at the TNT Winterfest over the first weekend of December improved 100% of their times in events at least 50 yards in length. Congratulations to Ciena Clarke (age 5) for improving her two events, Dominic Colvin (age 10) for improving all five, Mallory Colvin (age 6) for improving the 50 free, Mackenzie Garza (age 13) for improving six of six, Lucas Huckabay (age 7) improved three, Sarah Plummer (age 10) improved both the 50 fly and 50 free, Garrison Price (age 13) improved five events, Sydnee Wilson (age 8) improved the 50 breaststroke, and swam four additional new events, Alexa Wong (age 8) improved three, Bryon Wong (age 10) improved two, and Bryce Wong (age 12) improved the 200 IM.