Dominick Szabo jumps in as Jeremy Bergman touches the wall in a North Penn pool record-setting 400 free relay performance. The other relay members were Chris Craig and Steve Fleming. The new record: 3:12.53. The quartet later won the state championship in 3:06.86.
All four relay members had a very successful season individually as well. Team records were set by Bergman (200 free: 1:41.41), Fleming (100 back: 51.28), and Szabo (100 breast: 56.67), while Craig and Szabo swam the second fastest times in North Penn's history in the 500 free (4:38.14) and the 200 IM (1:52.94) respectively. Bergman also set a new pool record in the 100 free (47.84) and Szabo in the 200 IM (1:57.10).
After the state championships, Szabo further lowered his time in the 100 yard breaststroke to 56.45. His time, which was the third fastest among 16 year olds in the United States in 1999, qualified him for Senior Nationals and was only 16 one hundredth of a second away from the Olympic Trials Qualifying Time. A week later his lifetime best meter performance (1:05.80) earned him a spot in the bonus consols at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships.