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2011 All-SCV Boys Swim Team: Title of his own

Hart senior Alex Ngan does it all for his team’s championship

Posted: June 12, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 12, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Hart senior Alex Ngan put his individual accomplishments on the back-burner and shifted his energy toward a team Foothill League title.

 

Hart senior Alex Ngan was the 2010 Foothill League champion in the 100-yard backstroke.
But he didn’t attempt to defend that title.

Ngan holds team top-10 times in the 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

But he didn’t swim those either.

When Hart needed the Columbia University-bound Ngan to come through the most at the Foothill League finals, he did.
But he did so in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

His versatility and passion showed up in a big way, not just at the league finals, but all season long, and the result was another Foothill team title.

Ngan was a league champion every time he hit the water at the Foothill meet, winning the 50 freestyle in 21.09 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 46.25 seconds. He also helped the Indians set an early tone with by winning the meet-opening 200-medley relay alongside Daniel McGowan, Mitch Johnson and Wilson Bellows in 1:37.83.

Then he helped Hart close out the finals strong by winning the 400-freestyle relay with Mitch and Matt Johnson and Griffin Scott in 3:13.60, setting a new league record in the process.

From opening to close, Ngan was focused.

He was driven.

He was a leader.

And he was the focal point for the Indians to build their meet lineup around.

His versatility allowed for strategy to be implemented and opposing coaches’ gameplans to be neutralized.

At the CIF-Southern Section Division I finals, Ngan recorded two more strong individual finishes, placing fifth in the 50 freestyle (20.81) and seventh in the 100 freestyle (45.67).

Ultimately, though, individual accomplishment was pushed to the back of his mind throughout the season.

So we’ll recognized him instead.

His drive and his passion were unparalleled, the Indians’ 16th straight league title and 24th overall are proof.
Now, he’s The Signal’s 2011 All-Santa Clarita Valley Boys Swimmer of the Year.

And deservedly so.

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