4 schools join Class AA in updated WPIAL swimming alignment

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Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 8:15 PM


The boys and girls swim teams at Chartiers Valley, Laurel Highlands, McKeesport and Montour will drop to Class AA next season.

The WPIAL board of directors this week approved updated section alignments for the 2018-19 swimming and diving season with only a few changes from this past season. Among the differences, those four schools and Obama Academy of the City League are the only teams changing classification. Obama moves up to Class AAA.

Additionally, Shaler, Central Catholic, Oakland Catholic and East Allegheny are switching sections next season.

Class AAA boys

Section 1: Armstrong, Connellsville, Hempfield, Kiski Area, Latrobe, Norwin, Penn-Trafford

Section 2: Butler, Hampton, Mars, North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley

Section 3: Fox Chapel, Franklin Regional, Gateway, Penn Hills, Plum, Shaler, Woodland Hills

Section 4: Baldwin, Bethel Park, Canon-McMillan, Central Catholic, Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township, Upper St. Clair

Section 5: Allderdice, Brashear, Moon, Obama Academy, South Fayette, Trinity, West Allegheny

Class AA boys

Section 1: Brentwood, Carlynton, Carrick, Chartiers Valley, Keystone Oaks, Serra Catholic, Seton LaSalle, West Mifflin

Section 2: Beaver, Beaver Falls, Blackhawk, Central Valley, Cornell, Hopewell, Montour, Quaker Valley, Riverside

Section 3: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, Deer Lakes, East Allegheny, Highlands, Knoch, Northgate, Shady Side Academy, Springdale

Section 4: Burrell, Derry, Freeport, Greensburg Salem, Indiana, Laurel Highlands, Mt. Pleasant, Valley

Section 5: Belle Vernon, Elizabeth Forward, McKeesport, Ringgold, South Park, Steel Valley, Thomas Jefferson, Uniontown

Class AAA girls

Section 1: Armstrong, Connellsville, Hempfield, Kiski Area, Latrobe, Norwin, Penn-Trafford

Section 2: Butler, Hampton, Mars, North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley

Section 3: Fox Chapel, Franklin Regional, Gateway, Penn Hills, Plum, Shaler, Woodland Hills

Section 4: Baldwin, Bethel Park, Canon-McMillan, Mt. Lebanon, Oakland Catholic, Peters Township, Upper St. Clair

Section 5: Allderdice, Brashear, Moon, Obama Academy, South Fayette, Trinity, West Allegheny

Class AA girls

Section 1: Brentwood, Carlynton, Carrick, Chartiers Valley, Ellis School, Keystone Oaks, Serra Catholic, Seton LaSalle, West Mifflin

Section 2: Beaver, Beaver Falls, Blackhawk, Central Valley, Cornell, Hopewell, Montour, Quaker Valley, Riverside

Section 3: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, Deer Lakes, East Allegheny, Highlands, Knoch, Northgate, Shady Side Academy, Springdale

Section 4: Burrell, Derry, Freeport, Greensburg Salem, Indiana, Laurel Highlands, Mt. Pleasant, Valley

Section 5: Belle Vernon, Elizabeth Forward, McKeesport, Ringgold, South Park, Steel Valley, Thomas Jefferson, Uniontown

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.

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