Seven TNT swimmers competed at Winter Sectionals hosted by Southern California Swimming over the third weekend of December, and over half of our team earned a second swim in one of three final heats. Our highest finish came from 16-year old Ava Olson who touched 5th in the 500 freestyle event, posting a time of 4:55.66 which re-establishes Alexa Wong’s previous record of 4:58.11 set at only age 15 the previous month in November while competing at the Kevin Perry Memorial meet. Both Ava and Alexa share the top-4 times in the history of the team for the event, and are the only two to have gone under the 5-minute mark to date.
Other finalist at Sectionals included: Ella Bettencourt of Visalia, Michelle Murphy (at age 14), and Alexa Wong. Additional qualifiers competing at the meet included: Kate Geiger, Addison Mccullough (age 14), and Gage Price.