102 TNT swimmers competed at the first short course meet following the summer’s long course season, and hosted by TNT Hanford in Central California Swimming. Of the total, 77 swimmers had previously recorded times, and 47 of them maintained a 100% improvement rate at the meet. Congratulations to a perfect performance by: Joemar Abad, Meghan Adams, Edmond Aguinaldo, Precious Aguinaldo, Danielle Albright, Aidan Apgar, John Bailey, Micah Bailey, Ella Bettencourt, Emma Bettencourt, Drew Black, Nathan Boudreaux, William Butts, Riley Carpenter, Paige Coddington, Brayden Coppola, Skylyn Coppola, Peyton Costa, Laney Cox, Layla Flores, Shannell Flores, Nadia Garabedian, Kate Geiger, Julia Goldsmith, Alyssa Gonzalez, Isabella Gornick, Raegan Greiner, Kaylee Hicke, Logan Hildreth, Regan Hildreth, Noah Hoy, Dylan Hunt, Hayden Hunt, Nathan Hunt, Abraham Jacobs, Canyon Johnson, Pearl Johnson, Tanner Kelm, Sydney King, Isabella Klawitter, Jd Koster, Natalee Mares, Mark Marroquin, Thomas Matthews, Landon Mauge, Lauren Maurice, Addison Mccullough, Ayla Morgan, and Amy Murphy.
Two team records were set early in the short course cycle, and both were set by one swimmer, Bryan Wong. His 1:02.16 in the 100 yard breaststroke went under JD Koster’s previous team record in the boys 13-14 age division of 1:02.31 set at the Winter Age Group Championships three years earlier in 2015. Bryan’s time currently stands as the 11th fastest nationally for boys at age 14, and in a reporting cycle that began only last month. His 200 IM winning time of 2:02.10 is an improvement of his own previous team record of 2:02.94 set at Far Westerns last year as a 13-year old. His new record current stands as the 7th fastest nationally, one month into the reporting cycle.
Three of our swimmers remained undefeated at the meet, competing in a number of events that ranged from two to five. Our champions were led by two TNT swimmers who swept five of five events, and included Selma’s William Butts, who at age 12, won the 50 free, 50 breast, 100 fly, 50 back and 100 IM events, and Porterville’s Regan Hildreth who took home the win in the 50 free, 50 breast, 100 fly, 50 back, and 100 IM events for the 8-under division. Emily Dillon entered two events that included the 6-under 25 free and 25 back, and won both of those. Other event champions included: Danielle Albright, Drew Black, Nathan Boudreaux, Layla Flores, Dylan Hunt, JD Koster, Malachi Lewis, Titus Lewis, Kristine Marinos, Alex Roberts, Lance Walker, Zachariah Walker, Alexa Wong, and Bryan Wong.
Twenty five TNT swimmers competed in only newly-recorded short course events. A warm welcome goes to: Mia Buller, Aubrey Cuevas, Emilyn Dillon, Morgan German, Jocelyn Iliff, Isla Jay, Lily Lewis, Malachi Lewis, Titus Lewis, Camilla Mackey, Eleanor Mackey, Thomas Mackey, Kristine Marinos, Katherine Moreyra, Omolara Omololu, Emma Ortega, Logan Rico, Samantha Sanchez, Vincente Sanchez, Fawn Seaman, Alexis Viveros, Stephen Viveros, Lance Walker, Nathaniel Walker, and Zachariah Walker.