SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
Brad Strathmeyer, West York: An all-star last year, Strathmeyer really stepped up during his sophomore season, qualifying for states in both the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle.
He won the league championship in both events and was fifth in the fly and sixth in the 500 at the District 3 Class AA meet. Strathmeyer made the consolation finals at the PIAA championships in the 500 after a lifetime-best 4:52.88 in the preliminaries.
Seth Blystone, New Oxford: Blystone, an all-star last season, has become a key cog in the pool and out, bringing in several new swimmers this year. The junior placed seventh and 10th at the YAIAA meet in the 50 and 100 freestyles, respectively.
Jess Firestone, Dover: Because of the Eagles' diving depth, the sophomore was on the boys' diving squad and ended up at the PIAA Class AAA championships after placing fifth at the district meet.
Justin Geesey, Dover: The senior was key on the division champion Eagles' 400 free relay squad that finished second in the YIAAA. He was eighth in the 50 free at the league meet.
Ben Hassinger, York Suburban: An all-star last season, Hassinger qualified for the PIAA meet in the 50 free after earning a seventh-place medal in districts and bronze in the league. He was also sixth in the YAIAA in the 100 free.
Casey Hood, Susquehannock: He closed his Warrior career by placing third in the league and 12th in District 3 in the 100 breaststroke. He was also 10th in the 100 fly in the YAIAA.
Bryan Hopkins, Northeastern: The senior finished sixth at the District 3 Class AA diving meet and was back a week later as a key swimmer on the Bobcats' 400 free relay team that had an amazing time drop late in the season.
Cavan Irvine, Northeastern: He qualified for districts as a sophomore, thanks to his eighth-place finish in the 100 backstroke at the YAIAA meet, where he also won sixth in the butterfly.
Dwight Kessler, New Oxford: Only a freshman, Kessler's major time drops helped him earn an eighth-place medal in the 200 free at the league meet, and he was ninth overall in the 100 fly.
Lawrence Kroner, Susquehannock: He was quietly among the league's best for several seasons and garnered a pair of medals at the YAIAA meet, including a fourth in the IM and fifth in the backstroke, qualifying for districts in both.
Julien Linne, Northeastern: Had a solid junior season, finishing seventh in the league's 200 free and also qualified for districts in the 100 backstroke for the Bobcats.
Karl Mallory, Dover: A distance swimmer extraordinaire, the sophomore won fourth-place medals in both the 200 and 500 free at the YAIAA meet and was great on the 400 free relay that was second. He placed 14th in the 500 at districts.
Scott Tilley, Dover: The junior standout was a key member of the division champs and placed second in the league in the 100 back and sixth in the IM. He was also on the standout 400 free relay team.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Rich Janosky, Dover: The Eagles started the season with four straight nonleague dual-meet losses but rebounded in style by winning all of their YAIAA Division II meets, capturing the division championship in the process.
-- Steve Navaroli
Read about the Div. I boys' swimming all-stars here