Two of three swimmers competing at Futures made their first appearance at the meet, qualifying only weeks prior to the swim meet. Visalia’s Mackenzie Garza qualified for the meet while competing at Sectionals the previous weekend, and came away with the team’s only time improvement by swimming a time of 2:24.84 in the event. She achieved her Futures cut in the 50 meter freestyle while at Sectionals.
Attending her second Futures meet is Visalia’s veteran, Megan Ridenour who swam to the highest place of any TNT swimmer at the meet, placing 71st in the 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 1:17.42. Megan attended the inaugural Futures meet in Oregon last summer.
Our youngest qualifier was 13-year old Danielle Albright, and her highest finish was 74th in the 200 meter breaststroke where she swam a time of 2:51.13. Danielle qualified for the meet in the 100 meter breaststroke while competing at the LA Invitational in mid-July.
As a result of their performances over the summer, all three swimmers qualify for travel funding.