Members of the Harrison-Farmington boys swim team, pictured this past winter, were recently named All-American by the NISCA.

Members of the Harrison-Farmington boys swim team, pictured this past winter, were recently named All-American by the NISCA.

Photo provided by Meredith Strasberger

Phoenix Swim and Dive has 5 athletes named to All-American team

By: Edward Zilincik | Farmington Press | Published July 10, 2018


FARMINGTON — Among some of the best of the best, the Harrison-Farmington boys swim team had five swimmers named All-American by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association July 2.

The honorees were Drew Hinckley, Drew Hoelscher, Brody Jamieson, Trevor Jones and Tristan Strasberger. Hoelscher and Charlie Jones were also named Academic All-Americans.

The grouping helped lead the Phoenix to a 10th-place finish in the Division 1 state meet and a second-place finish in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division this past winter.

“All of the five players named to the All-American team played key roles in our success this season,” said Strasberger. “Trevor Jones was a key player, despite being a freshman and both Drews pushed me really hard as team captains.”

Hoelscher and Hinckley were seniors; Strasberger was a junior; Jamieson was a sophomore; and Jones was a freshman. Hinckley and Hoelscher were the captains of the team.

Hinckley will be attending Saginaw Valley State University this fall and Hoelscher will be at the University of Michigan. Both plan to continue their swimming careers once they move on to the college level. 

Hinckley and Jamieson are two-time All-American honorees. Meanwhile, Jones, Strasberger and Hoelscher are receiving the All-American nod for the first time in their swimming careers. 

“This honor is very highly important to me,” said Strasberger. “When I got into swimming, I never expected it be something with this many possibilities. It’s definitely a cool award to have.”

Drew Hansz and Kyle Kinyon coached the Phoenix, while Gloria Martinez-Perez was the conditioning coach.

“The coaches knew we had potential,” said Strasberger. “They made sure to work us hard and make sure that we were always in the pool working to get better.”

Strasberger was named a team captain for the 2019 season, in addition to Jamieson. 

“I’m really looking forward to next season,” said Strasberger. “We have some great young kids coming in and our freshmen and sophomores only have room to improve; we’re hoping to push for a Red Division title and improve at state finals.”

During the offseason, swimmers from the team compete at the club level to stay in shape for the high school season. 

Coincidentally enough, all five players will be competing with and against each other at a club meet July 14 between Farmington Glen swim club and Beechview swim club. 

Hinckley, Hoelscher and Strasberger swim for Beechview. Jones and Jamieson compete for Farmington Glen.