Sep 302016


Twenty-four TNT swimmers competed at the Clovis Fall Classic on September 24th and maintained a 50% overall team improvement rate. This improvement rate was led by six swimmers who improved 100% of their times over the one-day meet. Tegan Hunt had the highest number of swims, improving 3 of 3 events, followed by her training partner, Addison McCullough who improved two of her two events. Xavier Gutierrez of Porterville, along with Alex Roberts, each improved both of their two events that had previously been recorded with the team. Both John Bailey and Laney Cox of Porterville each improved the one event which was previously recorded. Ten of our 24 swimmers swam a combined total of 18 new events at the meet, setting the foundation for their future. Our next highest improvement rates came from Visalia’s Layla Flores , Hanford’s Nathan Hunt , and Caroline Mendyk, all 75% of their times.

Five of our swimmers came away as event champions in their respective events. Danielle Albright won both the 200 butterfly (2:24.08), and the 400 IM (5:00.08) events for the 13-14 girls division, while Visalia’s Layla Flores took home the gold in both the 11-12 girls 200 breaststroke (2:40.59) and 200 freestyle (2:12.15) events. Alex Roberts doubled up wins in the 13-14 girls 100 free (57.75), and 100 back (1:01.35) events, while Porterville’s Fynn Stadtherr went uncontested in both the 7-8 25 breaststroke (24.13), and 25 butterfly (22.89) events. Fifteen year old Preston Niayesh was our only other event champion, as he won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.63.

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