paid off at state as Le won the 100 back championship and also placed second in this event.
Typ Whinnery, Deer Creek
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 Hall
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, Westmoore
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, Norman
When 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.