Lynbrook High School seniors Kyle Bergin and Tim Marski have qualified for the 2018 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Swimming and Diving Championships based on their top times from individual swim meets. The swimmers will compete on March 2 and 3 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island.
Leaders on the school’s SouthBrook swim team, Kyle was selected based on his 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly time, while Tim qualified for the championships through every individual meet. This included ranking in the top five for New York State in six meets, consisting of the 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
On Feb. 3, Kyle and Tim, along with sophomores Ryan Davidoff and Daniel Dalrymple, set a new county record in the 200 medley relay at the Division Championship meet. This resulted in the team being named number one in New York State for the 200 medley relay.
“Both boys have been amazing leaders in and out of the pool,” said coach Jason Melecio. “They work all year round on their craft and have been doing so since they were young. These student-athletes prove the old adage, ‘with hard work you will be successful’.”
The two will continue their passion for swimming by competing at the intercollegiate level after graduating high school. Kyle plans to attend Manhattan College and Tim plans to attend the University of Florida.