At a time in the year when most swimmers are just re-entering their training, Visalia’s 10-year old Emelia Rasner competed with 28 other TNT swimmers at the first meet of the new year hosted by Clovis, and managed to improve 100% of the eight events she competed in over the first weekend of January. Her largest improvement was over five seconds in the 100 fly where she posted a time of 1:34.12, and followed that with an improvement that exceeded four seconds in the 100 free. Two other swimmers improved 100% of their times, and these include Porterville’s 8-year old Megan Adams who improved two of two events, and 7-year old Micah Bailey who successfully completed one event, and improved it. Other very high improvement rates were maintained by: Cody Coles (88%), Jaxon Hoover (86%), Genoveve Mcilwaine (80%), Luke Vanwoudenberg (80%), Isabella Klawitter (71%), Chesney Watson (60%), Thomas Matthews (57%), Kaylee Hicke (50%), Dylan Hunt (50%), and Jade Perez (50%).
Our event champions were led by Visalia’s 6-year old, Carson Clarke who took home the gold in three of his five events, which included the 50 free (50.54), 25 free (21.26), and 26 backstroke (26.86) events. Visalia’s 16-year old Mackenzie Garza was next in line, winning two of her six events including the 100 free (57.66), and 50 free (25.98). Our remaining event champions include Drew Black (100 free), Nathan Boudreaux (50 back), Ciara Clarke (200 fly), and Thomas Matthews (200 fly).