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A total of 178 swimmers competed at the Hanford meet held at the Tulare Western pool on the second weekend of September, marking the first short course meet following this past summer’s long course season. Of these, 107 were TNT swimmers, and of the 107 TNT swimmers 41 swam in a club swim meet for their very first time, establishing baseline times that will mark the beginning of their move toward Junior Olympics, Winter and June Age Group Championships, Far Westerns, Western Zones, and well beyond. Congratulations to the following 41 swimmers for taking their first step to achieving their future dreams:


A total of 59 additional swimmers competed who had previously recorded times with the team, and well over half of them improved 100% of their times, leading the team to a 76% improvement rate. The following 34 swimmers had a perfect meet starting off the short course season as they move into the winter championship meets:


Although having competed for TNT sometime in the past, the following seven swimmers expanded their repertoire by competing in events that they had never experienced in the past. These included:

  • Noah Gutierrez (age 10): 50 free & 50 breast
  • Mckenna Pressley (15): 50 free, 200 fly, 200 IM & 1650 free
  • Delbert Salvadalena (8): 50 free
  • Erika Vandermaarl (11): 50 free, 50 breast, 50 back & 100 IM
  • Haley Vandermaarl (10): 50 breast, 50 back & 100 IM
  • Kate Welborn (7): 50 free
  • Bryce Wong (14): 200 fly
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