The mission of TNT Swimming is to provide opportunity for the individual athlete so they may achieve at the highest level of their desired attainment.
Previously known as the Tulare Swim Club, our club elected to merge in 1992 with Kings
Swim Club from nearby towns of Hanford and Lemoore for a variety of reasons deemed
beneficial to both clubs. Hence, both clubs adopted a new name that would be representative of a broader geographical region, and at the same time reflect the banding together of smaller groups of people. The Tule River Indian Tribe is a tribe made up of Yokut (or Mariposans), Western Mono, and Tubatulabal (from the Kern basin) people. Beginning around 2005, smaller swim teams in the area began to see an advantage to providing experiences for their swimmers such as swimming relays, traveling in larger groups, and building a more competitive program that their athletes could associate with. The concept of affiliate programs of TNT began to expand. Tule Nation Tritons (TNT) is the name of our club and we exist within Central California Swimming (CCS) which is the Local Swim Committee (LSC) and governing body for swim teams in our area. Central California Swimming is comprised of approximately 20 teams throughout Central California, and is a regional unit of USA Swimming.
Our swimmers have represented the towns of Bakersfield, Clovis, Coalinga, Corcoran,
Dinuba, Exeter, Fig Garden, Hanford, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Lindsay, Porterville, Selma,
Tulare and Visalia. Although each program has variations in the overall focus, each addresses the variety in the ability levels of athletes. While we all practice at different times and in different pools, we are nonetheless one unified team and operate proudly as such under the TNT banner at meets. Our logo and image are intended to be carried throughout the organization as there are advantages for our athletes that are associated with numbers. This united approach provides our athletes greater recognition within Central California Swimming, and because of those past members who successfully carried the TNT emblem nationally, better recognition of our current swimmers on national and collegiate levels. The combined TNT team is proud to have contributed to the development of a World University Games USA team gold medalist, multiple Olympic Trial athletes (Megan Eppler, Kyle Grissom, Kohlton Norys, Bradley Matsumoto & Christopher Nolan), Division 1 NCAA qualifiers (Kohlton Norys & Samantha Goates), a National Age Group record holder, and Division 1 NCAA Champion (Kohlton Norys), as well as numerous nationally ranked age group swimmers and CCS record holders. We are also proud of our collegiate representation at schools such as Auburn, Canisius, Cal Baptist, Delta State, Fresno Pacific, Fresno State, Kentucky, LSU, Pepperdine, Saint Vincent, UC Santa Barbara, University of Arizona, University of Nevada, UOP, USC and Wilmington.