For the second straight year, Wichita has at least one All-American high school swimmer.
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The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) have announced its high school All-Americans, and Trinity Academy junior Ben Patton and East sophomore Astrid Dirkzwager are listed. The top 100 swim times and diving scores make the All-American cut.
Patton made his All-American cut in the 200-yard individual medley. He won the Class 5-1A state championship at 1:50.26 and had the 74th-quickest time in the nation. He was less than a half-second from a state record.
Dirkzwager, now a two-time All-American, clinched her spot in the 200-yard freestyle. She earned the No. 99 spot at 1:49.98. Dirkzwager finished second in 6A in the 200 free behind Lawrence Free State's Claire Campbell, who finished at 1:49.74 and earned the No. 90 spot.
Derby senior Megan Keil had an All-American qualifying time in the 50-yard freestyle but was not listed. Keil won the 6A title at 22.70, which would have tied the No. 15 time in the U.S.
Swimmers and divers must submit applications to be considered for All-American status.
Click here to see the full All-American lists, including a breakdown by state and gender.