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All-Met All-Mets
Front row (left to right): Kenny Jenkins (Walter Johnson), Chris Meleski (South Lakes), Andrew Barber (Marshall). Back row: Mike Ott (Oakton); Ryan McCabe (Gonzaga); Joe Pascale (Paul VI Catholic); Dan Velez (Good Counsel); Coach Kirby Weldon (Georgetown Prep). Not pictured: Chris Gibson (Georgetown Prep); Rick Eddy (Westfield); Alan Fishman (Stuart). (Kevin Clark - The Washington Post)

First Team |  Swimmer of the Year |  Coach of the Year
Second Team | Honorable Mention

Swimmer of the Year
Chris Gibson, Georgetown Prep, Sr.
The three-time All-Met won his third consecutive 100-yard backstroke title at the Metro and Prep League championships. Won the 100 butterfly at Metros for the second time in three seasons. Undefeated in dual meets over his four year career. Set team records in five individual events. Will swim for California.

Coach of the Year
Kirby Weldon, Georgetown Prep
The 12th-year coach led a senior-laden team -- which included his twin sons, Scott and Kirk -- to the school's first Metro Championships title in more than 30 years. The Little Hoyas also captured the Interstate Athletic Conference crown.

First Team
Andrew Barber, Marshall, Sr.
Two-time Virginia AAA diving champion. Captured the Northern Region diving title and was a four-time Liberty District title winner.

Rick Eddy, Westfield, Sr.
The Virginia AAA and Northern Region record-holder in the 100 breaststroke. Won third state and regional titles this season. Will swim for Stanford.

Alan Fishman, Stuart, Sr.
The 6-foot-10 backstroker won his first Virginia AAA title in 52.16 seconds. Also won the 100 back at the Northern Region meet. Set a National District record in the 100 breaststroke and won the 200 individual medley.

Kenny Jenkins, Walter Johnson, Soph.
Diver set a Montgomery County record with 574.55 points at the county meet. Was diving champion at Metros and the divisional meet.

Ryan McCabe, Gonzaga, Jr.
Undefeated in freestyle events this season. Won the 100 and 200 free at Prep League meet and Catholic Nationals, where he was named swimmer of the meet. Set three team records.

Steuart Martens, Whitman, Sr.
Scholastic all-American won 500 freestyle at Metros and took third place in the 200 freestyle. Purdue signee placed 16th at Olympic trials in 5K open-water event.

Chris Meleski, South Lakes, Jr.
Holds the area's fastest times in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Set a Virginia AAA record in the 500 and defended his 200 free title. Also won regional titles in the 200 and 500.

Joe Pascale, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
Defended his 100 freestyle championship at Metros and finished second in the 50 free. Team captain won the Prep League championship in the 50 free.

Mike Ott, Oakton, Jr.
Won the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle at Virginia AAA meet. Had area's fastest 100 free and 200 IM times. Swam all-American consideration times in the 50 free, 100 free and the 200 IM.

Dan Velez, Good Counsel, Sr.
Broke 15-year-old record in the 100 breaststroke at Metros. Had the area's best 100 breast time. Also won the 200 IM at Metros and the 100 breast at Prep League and Catholic national meets.

Second Team
Mike Alderman, Yorktown, Sr.; Ross Gercenstein, Langley, Sr.; Ryan Hurley, Georgetown Prep, Soph.; John Kreitler, Annandale, Fr.; Peter King, Gonzaga, Sr.; Brett MacLennan, Gar-Field, Jr.; Jonathan Mengering, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Kevin Mukri, DeMatha, Jr.; Rob Persico, DeMatha, Sr.; Chris Tappis, Sherwood, Jr.

Honorable Mention
Jason Adler, Potomac School, Soph.; Michael Balint, Jefferson, Jr.; Adam Brenneman, Herndon, Sr.; Randy Carroll, Falls Church, Sr.; Michael Cartwright, Stonewall Jackson, Jr.; Matt Cribbs, Northern, Jr.; Chris Dufek, Landon, Jr.; Jon Kaufman, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Sean Kim, Paint Branch, Sr.; Richard Matthews, Broad Run, Jr.; Chris Mudd, Jefferson, Sr.; Ethan Ratliff, McDonough, Sr.; Stephen Shomberger, Courtland, Sr.; Chris Soniak, Bishop Ireton, Jr.; Matt Wolff, Annandale, Sr.

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