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Swimming World Magazine Names High School Male Swimmer Of The Year -- August 10, 1998

SEDONA, AZ - Patrick Fowler, 17, a junior at Seattle Prep School in Washington became the first high school swimmer to break the 54-second barrier in the 100 yard breaststroke with a 53.66 at the Washington State high school championships in Federal Way last February. He smashed the 1990 standard of 54.35 set by Barcelona Olympic gold medalist Nelson Diebel.

Fowler eventually hopes to break the 52-second barrier in yards, challenge the 100m breaststroke world record time of 1:00.60 held by Belgium's Fred deBurghgraeve and compete for the U.S in the 2000 Olympic Games.