Team Excellence

 TCC Southern California Swimming Record Holders

The Claremont Club Swim Team has had success on many levels of swimming — Olympic Trial qualifiers, Senior and Junior National swimmers, U.S.A. National Top 10 Times and Southern California Swimming Records.  We would like to acknowledge our young athletes who have established, at some point, the fastest times in Southern California Swimming History:

5-8 Girls – Short Course
Sonia Wang –  50 butterfly (31.23), 100 I.M. (1:13.22)
Kalyn Keller – 100 free (1:04.06)
200 Medley Relay – Kalyn Keller, Courtney Eads, Jasmina Cheung-Lau, Kelli Keener  (2:31.61)

5-8 Girls – Long Course
Sonia Wang – 50 backstroke (37.59)
9-10 Girls – Short Course
200 Medley Relay – Noelle Tarazona, Samantha Shellem, Vi Nguyen, Jade Berniard (2:04.16)
11-12 Girls – Short Course
Oriana Wang – 1,000 free (10:35.80)
Sonia Wang – 200 butterfly (2:01.97)
11-12 Girls – Long Course
Oriana Wang – 800 free (9:23.36
Sonia Wang – 100 butterfly (1:04.14), 400 I.M. (5:09.89)
15-16 Girls – Short Course
Noelle Tarazona – 200 butterfly (1;57.09)
15-16 Girls – Long Course
Noelle Tarazona – 200 butterfly (2:11.03)
15-16 Boys – Short Course
200 Medley Relay – Kevin Coan, Hunter Sa-Nguansap, Dylan Tarazona, Kyle Coan (1:35.35)
200 Free Relay – Kevin Coan, Jason Haney, Kyle Coan, Michael Haney (1:24.88)
400 Free Relay – Kyle Coan, Michael Haney, Kevin Coan, Jason Haney (3:04.78)
800 Free Relay – Jason Haney, Kyle Coan, Brandon Porter, Michael Haney (6:48.35)


Noelle Tarazona Inducted to Claremont Club Hall of Fame

Congratulations to swimmer Noelle Tarazona for her induction to The Claremont Club Hall of Fame.  Noelle is the 11th member and the youngest in club history to be selected for this special honor.  Noelle began swimming at the age of five and has had numerous swimming achievements in her young career:

Junior Olympic Champion

Western Zone Champion (competed against all-stars from the western half of the U.S.A.)

Pac-Quad All-Star (competed against all-stars from Canada, Northern California, Oregon and Washington)

CIF Champion in 100 fly and 200 IM

High School All-American in 100 fly, 200 IM (freshman, sophomore, junior year)

Scholastic High School All-American (sophomore, junior and senior year)

Junior National competitor (5% of all U.S.A. swimmers)

Southern California Records in 200 yard and 200 meter butterfly (fastest ever in Southern California Swimming history)

Senior National competitor (2% of all swimmers in U.S.A.)

Ranked Top 10 in U.S.A. (# 1 in 200 yard and 200 meter butterfly)

2008 Olympic Trial qualifier in 2 events

U.S.A. National Youth Team member for past 4 years (selected by USA swimming to represent in her country in international competitions – Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Sweden)

2010 Junior Pan Pacific Champion in 200 meter butterfly (competed against all-star teams from Japan, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Germany, etc…)

2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier in 4 events  (Omaha, Nebraska)
Noelle’s future includes graduating from Claremont High School in June with a 4.0 GPA and attending UCLA on a full swimming scholarship.


Special Swimmer Excels on The Claremont Club Swim Team

There is a place for everyone at The Claremont Club, and on the TCC Swim Team there is a very special place for Renee Bletcher.  Renee is a competitive swimmer, a college student, and a teammate who has autism.  She is 22 years old and has been a member of the Claremont Club Swim Team for the past 9 years.  Renee learned to swim at the age of three and began competing by the age of 5.  “I love to swim.  It’s fun and it keeps me in shape.  The competitions are fun because I can see if I have improved.  I have also made friends on the swim team.”

Renee trains 5 days a week and rarely misses practice.  She attends competitions at least once a month and has achieved blue level times.  “Renee is a joy to coach.  She tries hard and wants to learn.  She faces unique challenges but always gives her best.  She is a valued member of our swim team,” states Head Coach John Ries.

Renee graduated from Walnut High School and currently attends Chaffey College. Her classes include English, Math and Swimming.  In her spare time, Renee loves to play the Nintendo DSL game Pokeman.   She also spends time with her sister, Tara and brother, Eric and her two cats, Cameron and Turbo.

Favorite swim team things:

Birthday treats

Beach Party

Team Banquet

All the nice people

Favorite swimming memory:

Last year dropped her 100 back time from a 1:18 to 1:17

Best swimming race:

When I swam a 1:02 in my 100 free when I was 12 years old

Favorite swimming strokes:

Freestyle and Breaststroke

Renee’s favorites:

Colors – Yellow and blue

Foods – Cheese pizza and donuts

Meal – Lunch

Favorite Cartoon:  Pokeman

Favorite Holiday:  Christmas

Favorite Amusement Ride:  Roller Coasters but not the ones that go upside down