Swimmers who are eligible annually submit their information for consideration as a USA Swimming Scholastic All America athlete. Swimmers are eligible beginning their sophomore year in high school, and must maintain a 3.5 grade point average, in addition to achieving a challenging time standard in at least one event. Mallory Korenwinder is one of three swimmers throughout all of Central California Swimming who are on the list for this past academic year, and she remained on the list for all three years of eligibility. Mallory had posted the eighth fastest time in the nation for the 100 yard breaststroke during this past high school year with her time of 1:01.14. She is the most recent of the three TNT swimmers in the history of the team who achieved the USA Swimming Academic All-America recognition all three years, joining Kyle Grissom, Nathan Rhae and Chris Nolan as those who had reached the milestone all three years to date. For the 2013-2014 academic year, TNT alone fielded four swimmers onto the list, and included: Owen Ansel, Lauren Davis, Kyle Grissom, and Mallory Korenwinder. In the 2012-2013 school year, TNT alone presented six swimmers that included: Lauren Davis, Emily Goodbar, Kyle Grissom, Jillian Hatch, Mallory Korenwinder, and Chris Nolan, establishing TNT swimmers as balancing their focus on both academic and athletic accomplishments to a degree beyond any other team within Central California Swimming in most recent years. Annually, swimmers from Central California Swimming represent only a handful of recipients, and this year totals only three throughout CCS, a geographical region that spans Bakersfield in the south, to Merced in the north, and from Ridgecrest in the east to Coalinga in the west. Past TNT recipients also included: Colin Landweer, Bradley Matsumoto, Patrick Ota, and Kellie West.
Swimmers should contact their coach, or Phil, on qualifying criteria, and application timelines in case of questions. Time standards can be found in the TNT Swimmer Handbook, and at www.tritonswim.org.