2021 VYPE Awards: Private School Men's Swimmer of the Year Finalists
It is awards season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2021 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks, we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. Team and Coach of the Year awards will be announced LIVE during the Fourth Annual VYPE Awards.
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, June 27 at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website, Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page and YouTube Channel! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us get it started! Here are the finalists for Private School Men's Swimmer of the Year!
SWIMMER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Grant Klatt, Fort Bend Christian Academy
Fort Bend Christian junior Grant Klatt is a beast in the pool. He virtually holds every boys' swimming record at FBCA.
Klatt won a pair of TAPPS State titles in the winter and both times set state meet records. He won the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:51.5 and then set the 100-yard Butterfly records with a 49.37 mark.
SWIMMER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Dylan Michaels, St. Thomas
Dylan Michaels established individual St. Thomas records to lead Eagle Swimming to a strong second-place finish at the TAPPS Division I state swimming championships in San Antonio.
The two-time defending state champions received a rocket blast at the beginning as Michaels sealed the 200 yard medley relay to launch the competition at the Josh Davis Natatorium.
Michaels was named the East Region swimmer of the meet with a versatile performance that included a new St. Thomas mark for second place in the 200 freestyle (1:44.06). He then ignited a charge to a potential Eagle three-peat by capturing the grueling 500 freestyle (4:47.73).
SWIMMER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: David Hensley, Lutheran South Academy
At the TAPPS Division II State Swim Meet in February, the LSA boys took fourth overall as a team with 187 points and the girls took 11th as a team with 71.5 points.
The standout on the boys' side was David Hensley.
The junior took third in the 200-yard individual medley and won the state championship in the 500-yard freestyle (4:46.36). The LSA boys 200-yard medley relay team took second and won the state crown in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:33.92.
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