Episcopal Academy’s McKenzie Street set the fastest time in the county in the 100 breaststroke at this year’s Eastern Interscholastic Swimming
Episcopal Academy's McKenzie Street set the fastest time in the county in the 100 breaststroke at this year's Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championships. (Eric Hartline)

In addition to swimmers of the year Emma Seiberlich and Dan McGrath, the remainder of the All-Delco team is:

McKenzie Street, Episcopal Academy: The junior three-time All-Delco set the fastest time in the county in the 100 breaststroke, coming within .05 seconds of the county record with a 1:04.98 at the Eastern Interscholastic Championships, good for sixth place. Street briefly held the county record in the 100 butterfly at 55.59 seconds, which lasted one heat before being retaken by Emily Rhodes. Street finished third in the 100 fly at Easterns, and she also took part in the Churchwomen's winning medley relay and third-place 400 freestyle relay.

Haverford’s Maddie Hart won two medals in the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships this season.
Haverford's Maddie Hart won two medals in the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships this season. (Times file)

Emily Rhodes, Episcopal Academy: The senior four-time All-Delco bested her county record in the 100 fly for the third straight season, going 55.53 in prelims and 54.78 in finals, an automatic All-American time en route to victory at Easterns. In three years, Rhodes has cut over two seconds off a record that had remained unchanged from the 56.90 posted by Jen Ritins in 1985. The Cornell signee placed seventh at Easterns in the 100 back in 59.04, fifth-fastest in the county, and won relay medals in the medley (first) and 200 free (third).


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Frances Resweber, Strath Haven: Resweber had an impressive postseason, cutting almost five seconds in the 200 free to 1:52.80, earning third at the District One Championships. She finished 17th in the event at the PIAA Championships. In the 500, Resweber took second in districts at 5:00.90, a reduction of 14 seconds from her regular-season best. The sophomore placed 10th at states, getting under the vaunted five-minute barrier to 4:58.37, the top time in the county by seven seconds.

Radnor’s Mitch Gartland swam a county-best 57.89 in the 100 breaststroke at states this season.
Radnor's Mitch Gartland swam a county-best 57.89 in the 100 breaststroke at states this season. (Robert J. Gurecki)
Resweber also guided Haven's 200 and 400 free relays to B finals at states.

Maddie Hart, Haverford: The sophomore two-time All-Delco again lit up the postseason, winning two individual states medals. Hart won the 100 fly at districts with a time of 55.47 seconds; she was faster at states in 55.37, good for second. Her 100 backstroke time of 56.47 earned silver at districts. At states, she was again precisely a tenth faster at 56.37, earning fifth place in a very deep field. Hart's lead-off leg on the Fords' medley relay helped them to a District One title and fourth place at states. Hart's times in the 100 fly and 100 back were the second-fastest in the county, trailing only Seiberlich.

Radnor’s Ryan Freedman was the only A finalist among the Delco boys at the PIAA championships.
Radnor's Ryan Freedman was the only A finalist among the Delco boys at the PIAA championships. (Times file)

Gab Rudy, Ridley: The star among a deep freshman class in the public school ranks, Rudy set the fastest individual medley time in the county at 2:07.80 and was Delco's second-fastest breaststroker behind Street at 1:05.26. She finished third in the latter event at the District One Championships and 14th at states. That was her second finals swim of the PIAA Championships, following a 16th-place showing in the 200 IM.

Marin Bloise, Agnes Irwin: The junior two-time All-Delco finally broke through by winning Easterns after medaling at the meet since eighth grade. She won comfortably with a score of 464.85, 56 points clear of her nearest competition. She produced the second-highest score in Delco history, three points shy of the record set by Bloise's training partner and 2013 Haverford All-Delco Alli Butera. Bloise's highest six-dive score this season was 263.55, a county-best by 56 points.

Matt Haigh, Haverford School: The sophomore separated himself from a crowded field as the premier distance swimmer, clocking the fastest times in the 200 and 500 free. Haigh's 200 time of 1:42.26 earned fifth place at Easterns. He finished third in the 500 in 4:35.65, believed to be the second-fastest time in Delco history behind the county record set by Haverford High's Bob Gavin (4:32.24) in 1985. Haigh swam legs on Haverford School's 200 and 400 free relays, which took seventh and sixth, respectively.

Connor Hart, Haverford: The senior two-time All-Delco solidified his position as Delco's best all-around freestyler, posting top-six times in the four freestyle races from 50 to 500 yards. Hart clocked a 1:42.34 in the 200 free, good for fourth at districts; he then garnered 14th at states for the second straight year. Hart finished fourth at districts in the 500 in 4:37.43 before taking 15th at states. Both times were second only to Haigh. More than just a distance specialist, Hart's split of 22.17 seconds to start the Fords' 200 free relay at districts was sixth-best in Delco, while his 47.60 leadoff 100 was third-quickest. Hart is mulling several Division I swimming offers.

Ryan Freedman, Radnor: The senior delivered the fastest boys swim in the county, according to NISCA Power Points, in the 100 back at 50.93 seconds. After battling injuries from the soccer season, the goalkeeper hit his stride in the postseason, finishing fifth at districts in 52.45. At the PIAA Championships, he went 50.97 in prelims to sneak into the A final, then sped up to 50.93 to claim eighth. Freedman was the only A finalist among the Delco boys contingent. The Johns Hopkins signee swam three relays at districts, helping pilot Radnor's medley and 200 free relays to states and lead the former to a district title.

Mitch Gartland, Radnor: The senior set the fastest time in the county in the 100 breast, clocking a 57.89 at states. Gartland booked his states spot by going 58.37, good for sixth in District One. At Bucknell, he went 58.49 in prelims to qualify for finals, then sped up to 57.89 to claim 12th place. Gartland, who will walk on at the University of Michigan, finished 12th at districts in the 200 IM. He also participated on Radnor's District One title-winning medley relay.

Ben Baturka, Episcopal Academy: The sophomore two-time All-Delco was again one of the most consistent performers in Delco, clocking top-four times in the 100 back and 100 and 200 free. At Easterns, he claimed fifth in the 100 back, his quickest time a 50.96 in prelims. He grabbed 10th place in the 200 win a time of 1:43.38, fourth-best in the county. Baturka also led off the Churchmen's 400 free relay, which finished 14th, with a split of 47.61, the fourth-fastest time in Delco.

Josh Owsiany, Episcopal Academy: The junior three-time All-Delco won his fourth straight Easterns title, this time with a record-setting flourish. Owsiany's score of 573.85 obliterated a slew of records. He displaced the meet record, set in 2007 at 568.55. He toppled the La Salle pool record (543.50, dating to 2001) and destroyed the county record, which had belonged to 2007 Ridley grad Ian Jevnick, by over 60 points (512.85). His top six-dive score of 319.58 topped his nearest competition by 20 points.