Alex Horowitz, co-captain of the Manhasset Boys Varsity Swim Team, who helped lead the team to its first ever Conference Championship, was named Conference Swimmer of the Year. The announcement was made by Peter Hugo, Section 8 swim coordinator.
This honor caps an extraordinary season for the team and a stellar five year varsity career for junior Alex Horowitz. Alex joined the swim team as an exceptional seventh grader. He has been a four time All-Division selection, two time All-Conference selection and a five time county finalist during this high school career. During the past three seasons he has solidified himself as one of the county's top sprinters in the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle events.
"Alex is an extremely talented and dedicated athlete," said Manhasset swim coach Matt McGrane. "He is well respected by his teammates for his leadership and his exceptional swimming. He has proven time and again that he will do whatever is necessary to help his team achieve its goals."
During this past season, Alex set two new school records. His time of 23.41 in the 50 yard freestyle is a new school record and ranks Alex number one in the county for 2003 season. He was also a part of the school record breaking 200 yard freestyle relay.
"It was a great feeling to break the relay record on the final day of the season," said Alex Horowitz "It's a credit to my teammates, who always seem to rise to the occasion.