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All-SCV Boys Swimmer of the Year

Posted: July 1, 2008 1:12 a.m.
Updated: September 1, 2008 5:01 a.m.

Hart junior Nick Korth is the Signal's 2008 All-SCV Boys Swimmer of the Year. Korth will swim in the Junior Nationals later this summer.

For a kid who barely made the swim team as a freshman, Nick Korth has come a long way.

Korth was among a bevy of talented swimmers in the Foothill League this season.

Korth, however, exceeded many expectations, including his own.

For two seasons Korth flew under the radar. Just a piece to the Hart puzzle.

This season, Korth battled to the Indians forefront setting new personal records and breaking old school ones.

For the first time in his high school career, Korth qualified for the Junior National Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke.

At the Janet Evans Invitationals on June 7, Korth set a mark of 1 minute, 7.66 seconds, catapulting him to the elite world of competitive swim. 

The senior-to-be finished as the youngest swimmer in the championship final and set a personal record in his preliminary swim in the 200 breast with 2:30.59.

With the Jr. National time, Korth is now ranked amongst the top 100 swimmers in the nation in his age group.

Korth was one of the most consistent swimmers on the Hart squad, placing within the top three at the Foothill League Finals, Masters Meet and the CIF-Southern Section Division II meet in his signature event, the 100 breast.

In the league finals Korth came in first place and he came in second at the Masters Meet and in the CIF meet.

Korth's biggest feat for the Indians squad was surpassing teammate and last year's All-SCV Boys Swimmer of the year Chris Weber's school record.

Early in the season, Korth set a new school record in the 100 breast coming in at 58.03.

This season, Korth set All-America times in the breast stroke and was also a factor in the Indians relay team.

He joined Weber and teammates Brent Stevenson and Andrew Skvarna in the 200 freestyle relay.

The squad placed second at the Masters Meet (1:27.33) and CIF meet (1:27.33).

Korth's progression has been incessant.

He's a substantial part of the Hart puzzle.

And the All-SCV Boys Swimmer of the Year.


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