- Name: Stanley Wong
- School: Tappan Zee
- Year: Senior
- Sport: Swimming
- Specialty: Sprint freestyle and breaststroke
- Club team: New York Sharks
- Coaches: Todd Langenmayr, John Alaimo
- Recent competition: National Club Swimming Association Junior National Championships, at the Orlando (FL) YMCA Aquatic Center
Accomplishment: Wong won the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.29, the fastest finish-time for 17-years-olds in the United States
Quotable: “Since the race [50 free] is so unpredictable, I just try to have a perfect race, and hope for the best,” Wong said following his triumph. “I try not to think negative, and just be optimistic about everything.”
Coach Alaimo: “He’s one of the greatest kids that I know. I have known him since he was 10 years old, and he has always done the right thing by others, and is a phenomenal competitor. He has the heart, mind, and the making of a true elite sprinter.”
Next competition: Wong, a member of the Sharks organization for eight years, will be participating in a number of sanctioned meets during the summer season before heading to Stanford (CA) University in August for the National Junior Outdoor Championships.
History: Coached primarily by Langenmayr, the Columbia-bound Wong achieved a historic victory for the Sharks in becoming their first Junior National champion. Wong also helped lead Tappan Zee to back-to-back Section 1 championships with wins in three events (two individual, one relay) at this year’s competition.