Eleven TNT swimmers traveled to Chandler, Arizona over the third weekend of February and competed in the 2017 Lost Dutchman, and two of our team members earned second swims in no fewer than three of their events. Our highest finish came from Visalia’s Lauren Geiger who scored in the championship final of the 50 yard butterfly event, swimming a time of 27.69 in the event to finish seventh in the sprint. Lauren also finished 10th in the 50 backstroke (29.13), and 14th in the 100 back after posting a time of 1:02.86 in the preliminary heats. Competing at the bottom of the 13-14 age division, Peyton Costa was the only other finalist for the team, scoring in the championship final of the 100 breaststroke event with a time of 1:08.76, and then swimming in the consolation heat of the 100 back (9th – 1:01.37), 50 back (11th – 28.68), and 200 breaststroke (13th – 2:27.56) events.
Our remaining swimmers, along with their highest finish, include: Micha Ruiz (100 free – 23rd), Janessa Bringe (500 free – 25th), Marcus Mecum (50 breast – 33rd), Raquel Mecum (50 breast – 54th), Carlos Garcia-Lemus (50 free – 62nd), Jillian Gaines (100 breast – 77th), Kate Geiger (50 back – 80th), Ashton King (100 back – 85th), and Isabella Klawitter (100 breast – 88th).