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In recognition of a historic season, in which Big Blue won the Skyland Conference, Somerset County, and Prep Championships (the latter, for the second year in a row), captured its 11 consecutive Non-Public "B" state title, won three of the 11 events at Meet of Champions, and broke numerous school and meet records along the way—not to mention clinching a few All-American qualifying times—the Boys' Varsity Swim Team was named NJ.com's Boys Swim Team of the Year.
In the article, Head Coach Steve Droste P '25 remarks, "We had an incredible combination of senior leadership and super talented younger swimmers. . . This was easily the best Pingry team ever."
Adding to this team recognition, Sean Tan '18 was named Courier News Boys Swimmer of the Year. Sean, who broke the school record in the 200 IM (2:05.16), previously held by two-time Olympic Trials qualifier and professional swimmer Nic Fink '11, closed the season by winning the 100-butterfly (49.72) at the Meet of Champions (MOCs). He was also part of the winning 200-medley relay team at MOCs, which secured a new school and meet record of 1:32.49.
Read the full articles about the accomplishments of the team and Sean.
For a recap of Big Blue's triumphant season, read about their early-season win over Bridgewater-Raritan, their Prep Championship victory, and their 11th straight state title.
Congratulations, Big Blue swimmers!
Contact: Andrea Dawson, Senior Writer, email@example.com