Bradley Quy, NormanSophomore200 Freestyle Quy placed second in this event and helped lead the Tigers to a seventh-place finish in the team race. Also placed second in the 500 free. He will be a swimmer to watch next year.
Wilson Wei, Norman NorthJunior200 IM After knocking on the door the last two years, Wei broke through with a championship in this event. Also placed second in the 100 backstroke, and Norman North finished fourth.
Isaac McKnight, ChickashaJunior50 Freestyle There’s no slowing down for McKnight, who won the 100 and 200 free championships in 5A. He also set a 5A state record with his 50 free swim in the 200 free relay.
Sean Simpson, Edmond NorthSophomore100 Butterfly On a loaded squad that placed second, Simpson stood out the most. He placed second in this event to go with a fifth-place finish in the 100 back. Lead leg of championship-winning 200 free relay team.
Paul Le, SouthmooreJunior100 Freestyle Nobody made bigger strides entering the season from his sophomore to junior year. It paid off at state as Le won the 100 back championship and also placed second in this event.
Typ Whinnery, Deer CreekSenior500 Freestyle One of the most dominant swimmers in the state, Whinnery cruised to championship wins in this event and the 100 breaststroke. He won the 500 free by nearly 14 seconds and had the best time in the 100 breaststroke, regardless of class. Swimmer of the Year
Narayan Naik, Heritage HallSenior100 Backstroke A healthy Naik showed what he can do when he’s 100 percent. Not only did he win 5A championships in this event and the 200 individual medley, he led the Chargers quartet that earned a shocking win in the 200 free relay.
Dakota Wheeler, WestmooreSenior100 Breaststroke A sinus infection had Wheeler less than 100 percent, but it didn’t matter as the Jaguars star still ended up winning this event and the 100 butterfly. He won both events by more than a second. Coach of the Year
Kent Nicholson, NormanWhen it meant the most, Nicholson’s boys swam their best. Norman North placed fourth while Norman took seventh. Not only are the Norman schools one of the more consistent programs now, they’re loaded with talent coming back.