Visalia’s Daniel Haley was one of six TNT swimmers who were event champions at the Fresno ABC meet held in mid-November at the Bullard High School facility, swimming eight events, and scoring in all eight. He took home the gold in the 11-12 boys 500 freestyle event with a time of 5:45.68, placed 3rd in four events, and was among the top 6 in all other events that he competed in. Our other event champions included his Visalia training partner, Janessa Bringe, who won the 15-over 400 IM with a time of 4:59.76, 8-year old and Jillian Duffy who was the champion of the 8-under 100 IM after swimming a life-time best of 1:36.97. JD Koster was the event champion in three of his four 15-over events, winning the 100 fly (55.42), 200 breast (2:17.83), and 200 IM (2:05.13), while Visalia’s Megan Ridenour entered two 15-over events, and won both: 100 free (56.08) & 200 free (2:03.96). Our only other event champion was Katherine Sullivan, who won two of her four events that included the 400 IM (5:05.33), and the 200 free (2:14.54) for the 13-14 division.
The team’s overall improvement percentage was established at 44%, and improvements were led by six individuals who improved 100% of their times. These swimmers included: Joemar Abad (improving 2 of 2), Drew Black (2 of 2), Jillian Duffy (3 of 3), Isaac Gutierrez (5 of 5), Landon Mauge (1 of 1), and Brayden Souza (2 of 2). Congratulations to these six, along with Jacob Barber, Megan Bairstow, Ciara Clarke, Ciena Clarke, Elias Dean, Lorelei Dean, Colin Duffy, Evan Dutra, Wyatt Edwards, Ashton King, Landon Mauge, Genoveve Mcilwaine, and Brayden Souza for posting times for new events.