As a sophomore in 2011-12, Dallastown's Trevor Hine burst on the scene and ended up being named the YAIAA Division I Boys' Swimmer of the Year.

Little changed over the next two years, except for the number of school and league records broken by the Florida State-bound Hine.

Hine won the award as a junior and again this season after setting YAIAA marks in the 200 individual medley in 2013, and in the 500 freestyle in February.

He went on to finish second in the District 3 Class AAA meet, and fourth at the PIAA championships in the IM. In the 500, he was fourth at districts and 10th at states. He was also a part of the Wildcats 200 and 400 free relays that earned silver medals at districts.

We posed recently some questions to the three-time Swimmer of the Year.

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Why your sport?


My parents got us into swimming when we were younger. Me and my sister enjoyed doing it. It started as a little club level and got more competitive doing U.S. meets. We've liked it since we were little and kept going.

What would you change about your sport?

I think the sport is fine the way it is. The meets are run well, and there's a good amount of events you can swim. Maybe a girl-guy relay.

Is the water ever too cold?

It can be too cold at practices, but it can't be too cold at a meet. While you are swimming at a meet, I don't really think about the water temp.

Where was the coldest water you remember competing in?

The morning practices down at North Baltimore. Every morning in the summer is horrible.

Do you have any superstitions before a race?

I try to keep all that stuff out of it. I don't have a routine before a race. I like to go into a race with kind of a blank mind.

What was your favorite moment of the season?

Probably have to say the first day of states getting everybody on the podium was awesome. Fourth in the relay and then fourth myself was just great.

If your sport wasn't offered, what sport would you play?

Definitely play ice hockey. That's my favorite sport besides swimming.

What sport are you the absolute worst at?

Have to say baseball: I really can't throw very far. I don't think batting is too bad, it's just I can't throw a ball.

Who is your role model?

Have to say (Dallastown) coach (Rich) Howley. He preaches respect and sportsmanship at all times. He taught me a lot of life lessons and how to be a respectful person.

Being a star athlete, you never eat junk food ... right?

All the time. Have to say sour gummy worms, definitely my favorite.

What is your favorite activity off the field?

Playing hockey. I usually play a couple of times a week. Most of the times it's roller hockey at Springettsbury Park.

If you had a day all to yourself with no responsibilities, what would you do?

Either play some Xbox with the boys or call some guys up and see if they want to play pickup hockey.

Are you a clean or messy bedroom person?

My room is definitely clean. I kind of have an OCD keeping things where I want them to be. There might be clothes on the floor but everything is in its place.

What's the most interesting vacation you've ever taken?

Going to North Carolina with Mason Tate. What made it so much fun? We went for two weeks and were right by the ocean. We went on boats and jet skis. It was a great time.

Who do you talk to most often on your cellphone?

Have to say Julia Casolo or Jordan Hykes.

What was your most embarrassing sports moment?

I don't think I really have, except one time when I was 8. I thought I had my suit on when I went for practice. I was on the pool deck, pulled down pants and had (only) my boxers on.

How psyched are you to get to Florida State?

I am extremely excited. It's going to be great down there, warm weather, great swim program ... I am tired of the snow.