Central California Swimming recently recognized swimmers as Swimmer of the Year recipients within 20 age divisions, not including the alumni division, and TNT swimmers claimed 7 of them. Swimmer of the Year recognition is based on prior year performance, and recognition took place at Junior Olympics for 12-under swimmers, and at the Juanita Allington meet for 13-over swimmers.
Kylie Walker of Visalia was the 10-year old female recipient this year, and she was also the 9-year old recipient last year. Kylie was a Far Western finalist in the 100 fly, 100 free, 50 fly and 50 free events this past spring, and holds five short course 10-under team records, two long course 10-under team records, and already set the 11-12 team record in the 200 yard butterfly event.
Danielle Albright is the 11-year old girl recipient, and she is the current CCS record holder for the 8-under 25-yard breaststroke event, and was a Far Western qualifier on the bottom of the 11-12 age group this past spring. Like Kylie, she was also recognized as the 10-year old Swimmer of the Year last year, and she currently holds three 10-under short course team records, four 11-12 short course team records, three 10-under long course team records, and one 11-12 long course team record.
Peyton Costa was recognized as the 10-year old male Swimmer of the Year, after being the 9-year old recipient last year. He is a Western Zone finalist this past summer while competing in Seattle. Setting eight short course team records, he has the vast majority of the 10-under boy team records, leaving only four untouched, placing him as one of our all-time top 10-under male short course swimmers in the history of the team. He already holds the 11-12 200 backstroke record. Additionally, Peyton holds two long course team records in the 10-under division.
Jackson Huckabay of Selma followed last year’s recognition as the 10-year old male Swimmer of the Year with this year’s 11-year old recognition. Jackson is a multi-finalist at the June Age Group Invitational year after year, and was a Western Zone finalist during the 10-under age group for the 200 free, 50 breast, 100 free, 100 breast and 50 free events. He currently holds the team’s 11-12 1000 yard freestyle team record, and he maintains most of the team’s 10-under boy long course records setting five of the eleven, thereby placing him as our team’s long course standout for the 10-under boys.
Satoshi Shikawa of Selma received his first Swimmer of the Year award this spring for the 13-year old male division. Satoshi is a Far Western, and Western Zone qualifier, and has recently achieved his first cut for the Terrapin meet as he begins his transition to senior-level swimming. Satoshi is our current 11-12 boys 100 IM team record holder, and is a multi-Winter Age Group Championship finalist.
Mallory Korenwinder is the recipient for the 16-year old female division, and her track record includes national rankings in three different age divisions, along with CCS records in the 100 yard, 100 meter and 200 yard breaststroke events. She is a USA Swimming Summer National qualifier, and a Winter Junior National championship finalist. She holds 16 short course team records that span all four age divisions, and 11 long course team records.
Kyle Grissom was the recipient for the 16-year old male division, and he is a recent signee to the USC swimming squad. Kyle had set the CCS record in both 100 yard and 100 meter butterfly events this past year, has been nationally ranked (top 10) in two different age divisions. He is a Winter National qualifier who holds fifteen team records across three different age groups.