What may be arguably the worst weather for a swim meet in the last two or more years, six of our 30 TNT swimmers who competed at the Clovis meet in January, primarily from the Selma and Visalia programs, still managed to improve 100% of their times in events 50 yards or longer that had been previously recorded with the team. Seven year old Meghan Adams (improving 1 of 1 event), along with Selma swimmers Sydney King (age 11 – 4 of 4), Jade Perez (age 8 – 2 of 2) and Delbert Salvadalena (age 9 – 3 of 3), and Visalia swimmers Luke Vanwoudenberg (age 14 – 3 of 3) and Kylie Walker (age 13 – 4 of 4), all improved 100% of their times despite the inclement weather. The team’s overall improvement percentage was only 39%.
Sixteen year old JD Koster was one of two swimmers who remained undefeated at the meet within their age and time divisions, winning all seven of his events entered for the 15-over division, while 12-year old Gage Price entered two events, and won both of those within his divisions. JD had a time drop in the 100 back, swimming 58.86 reflecting a three and a half second improvement. Selma’s ten year old, Sienna Abernathy, took home two first place finishes that included the 200 MI (2:53.10), and 100 IM (1:16.42), while her training partner, ten year old Sydnee Wilson, went home as the champion in both the 50 fly (33.79), and 100 breaststroke (1:24.27) events. Our only other double winner was Preston Niayesh who won the 100 free (50.98), and 50 free (23.79) events for the 15-over division. Other event champions included Meghan Adams (25 breast), Jillian Duffy (7-8 25 fly), Nathan Hunt (11-12 200 breast), and Tyson Phillips (7-8 50 free).