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Newsday's All-Long Island boys swimming team 2016

Meet Newsday's All-Long Island boys swimming team for the 2015-16 season.

Long Island Swimmer of the Year: Alex Park, Half Hollow Hills East, Jr.

Park won his second-consecutive 200 IM state championship
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Park won his second-consecutive 200 IM state championship in a personal-best and All-American-consideration time of 1:51.21 and anchored Hills' 200-free relay championship team at the state meet. He also finished sixth in the 100 free. He posted state-qualifying times in all eight individual races during the season, something Park said was a personal goal before the because he felt it was achievableseason. Successfully defending his 200 IM championship was his biggest goal, he said. After winning the 200 IM -- by .01 seconds -- Park said "I feel humbled and very blessed to be able to do that because it wasn't easy for me. I won by .01. I don't really consider that luck actually. I think that was God pulling me through the water."

He also led the combined Hills team to its first public schools championship. "My lasting image of Alex is after we captured the state championship and he won the 200 IM for the second consecutive year, instead of celebrating and gloating, he was cleaning up under the benches we sat at for the day," said coach Chris Blumenstetter. "He personifies leadership."

Nassau Swimmer of the Year: Ryan Brown, Garden City, Sr.

The Cornell commit won the Nassau championship in
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Cornell commit won the Nassau championship in the 100 breast with an All-American-consideration time of 57.35 and the 500 free in 4:39.22. Brown improved his breast time with a 56.73 in a fifth-place finish in the state meet. Brown led the Trojans to their fourth straight county championship, picking up the production of his graduated brother Connor Brown, last season's Newsday Swimmer of the Year who is currently swimming for Notre Dame. Ryan Brown -- a six-year varsity swimmer -- stepped into the leadership role this season, vocally leading the Trojans throughout the year and during their Nassau championship meet.

Sean Cannon, St. Anthony's, Sr.

Cannon, a University of North Carolina Wilmington commit,
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Cannon, a University of North Carolina Wilmington commit, led St. Anthony's to its first Federation championship, placing second in the state in the 50 free. In the CHSAA championship meet, he was .01 seconds away (20.77) from a 50 freestyle league record. (Also a member of 200 IM relay team and 400 free relay team.)

Patrick Carter, West Islip, Jr.

Carter, who won the state diving championship along
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Carter, who won the state diving championship along with his fourth consecutive Suffolk title, is Long Island's first state diving champion since Long Beach's Chris Griffin in 2003.

Christopher O'Shea, Rocky Point, Jr.

O'Shea won the Suffolk 200 free (1:42.60) and
Photo Credit: James Escher

O'Shea won the Suffolk 200 free (1:42.60) and 100 back (51.30) at the county championship and finished with the seventh best time in the state in the 200 free and third in 100 backstroke.

St. Anthony's 200 IM Relay: Michael Chang

Chang was a member of St. Anthony's first-place
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Chang was a member of St. Anthony's first-place 200 IM relay team, which swam an All-American automatic time and CHSAA record of 1:34.09.

St. Anthony's 200 IM Relay/400 Free Relay: Tyler Meyers

Meyers was a member of the Friars' winning
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Meyers was a member of the Friars' winning 200 IM team and third-place 400 free team in the state championship meet. The Binghamton commit placed seventh in the 200 individual IM.

St. Anthony's 200 IM Relay/400 Free Relay: Andrew Stange

Stange was a member of the Friars' winning
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Stange was a member of the Friars' winning 200 IM team and third-place 400 free team in the state championship meet.

St. Anthony's 400 Free Relay: Noah Chernik

The Villanova commit was a member of St.
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Villanova commit was a member of St. Anthony's third-place 400 free relay.

Coach of the Year: Dan McBride, St. Anthony's

Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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