Sinead Eksteen

McLean / Jr.

Had top area times in the 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. A second-team All-Met last winter, it was only 18 months ago that Eksteen took time off from year-round swimming to join the McLean cross-country team and compete in triathlons. Eksteen has since emerged as one of the most successful swimmers in the area, setting the Virginia 6A records in the 100 free (49.85 seconds) and 200 free (1:46.53), while swimming the area's best time this season in the 500 free (4:45.44) at the 6A North region championships.

Claire Nguyen

Riverside / So.

Set Virginia 3A record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.46) and finished second in the 100 fly (55.86), while also winning the 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Hannah Montau

Seneca Valley / Jr.

Metros and Montgomery 3A/2A/1A regional diving champion broke two Montgomery County Public School records (6-dive and 11-dive).

Emily Meilus

Herndon / Sr.

Broke her own Virginia 6A record in the 100-yard backstroke (54.65 seconds) in an automatic all-American time, and was the state runner-up in the 50 free (23.56). Will swim for Virginia Tech.

Anna Landon

Falls Church / Jr.

The Virginia 5A champion in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.35) also was runner-up in the 50 free (23.19) -- good for an automatic all-American time.

Jasmine Hellmer

Flint Hill / Jr.

The two-time All-Met finished in the top four in the area in three events for the second straight year, including a winning time of 54.38 seconds in the 100-yard fly at WMPSSDL.

Abby Harter

Briar Woods / Fr.

Harter shined at the Virginia championships, setting the 5A record in the 200-yard IM (2:00.26) and finishing second in the 100 fly (53.72).

Lea Gwennap

Chantilly / Sr.

At Virginia 6A championships, Pittsburgh commit was the winner in the 200-yard IM (2:00.49) and helped her team win titles in the 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Lexi Cuomo

Centreville / So.

Anchored her team to a Virginia 6A title in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a 22.98-second split. Also won the 6A North region title with an automatic all-American time in the 100 fly (54.48).

Jacquee Clabeaux

Chantilly / Sr.

North Carolina State recruit set Virginia 6A record in 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.03) and was part of state champion 200 medley and 400 free relay teams.

Phoebe Bacon

Stone Ridge / Fr.

The 2016 Olympic trials qualifier was one of the best high school backstroke swimmers in the nation. Broke the Metros record in 100-yard backstroke (53.14) and won the 100 fly (53.54).

Coach of the Year Eric Bateman

Briar Woods

Despite having only 17 varsity swimmers, Bateman oversaw a team with a mixture of veteran swimmers and newcomers that finished an-area best second place at both the 5A North region and Virginia 5A championships. In his eight years at the helm, Briar Woods has gone 59-5 in dual meets. The Falcons boys' also finished second at the state and region meets.


400-yard freestyle: Lea Gwennap, Madison Kim, Lauren Young, Jacquee Clabeaux (Chantilly)

200-yard freestyle: Gabby Kuehhas, Emily Drakopoulos, Thalia Costanza, Lexi Cuomo (Centreville)

200-yard medley: Elise Mozeleski, Jacquee Clabeaux, Lea Gwennap, Lauren Young (Chantilly)

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