Swimming

Upper St. Clair’s Josh Matheny competes in the boys 200 individual medley during the 2020 WPIAL Class AAA Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
WPIAL’s top swimmers gear up for this weekend’s championship meets
March 5, 2021
Josh Matheny never thought he would be in position to win a WPIAL swimming championship in his home pool.

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Penn Hills’ Michael Lintelman will swim in the 200IM at the WPIAL meet.
Penn Hills swimmer shakes off injury, picks up new event to qualify for WPIALs
February 28, 2021
After suffering a knee injury in August, senior Michael Lintelman wasn’t sure if he was going to qualify for the WPIAL Class AAA swimming and diving championships in his final season.

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Gateway’s Andrew Holmes competes in the 200 freestyle during the 2019 WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Gateway swimmers take aim at WPIAL success
Gateway boys and girls swimmers are making final preparations for Sunday’s WPIAL Class AAA championships at Upper St. Clair.

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Justin Adametz was one of several Shaler swimmers who turned in season-best times at the team’s final meet.
Shaler notebook: Senior beats clock to earn spot in WPIAL swim meet
Lydia Nebiolo knew every meet would matter.

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Koda Carslaw is a member of the 2020-21 Hampton diving team.
Diving no longer ‘secondary thing’ for Hampton’s Carslaw
February 27, 2021
When Koda Carslaw took up diving last season, he admits it was “more of a secondary thing.”

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Plum senior Charlotte Jones returns to the WPIAL Class AAA championships in the 100-yard backstroke. She is seeded 14th.
Plum swimmers seeking success at WPIAL championship meet
The Plum boys and girls swim teams are making final preparations for this weekend’s WPIAL Class AAA and AA championships at Upper St. Clair High School.

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North Allegheny diver Christina Shi won a WPIAL title as a freshman last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 26, 2021: Diving, gymnastics take center stage
February 25, 2021
A busy weekend of playoff and championship action on the mats and courts begins with two days of events in the pool and on the beam, vault and bars.

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Gateway sophomore Morgan Holmes swims the freestyle Feb. 17 at a practice at Gateway High School.
Gateway’s Morgan Holmes aims for faster times in 2nd trip to WPIAL meet
February 21, 2021
Morgan Holmes’ introduction to swimming at WPIALs as a freshman last year came in the 200- and 50-yard freestyle events and as a member of the Gateway 200 and 400 free relays.

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Then a student at Winchester Thurston, Maeve Kelley competes in the girls 500 freestyle during the 2020 WPIAL Class AA Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Shady Side Academy’s Maeve Kelley is picking up where she left off
February 20, 2021
Shady Side Academy sophomore swimmer Maeve Kelley wasn’t sure how this season would go.

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Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao competes in the girls 100-yard butterfly during the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships on Feb. 27, 2020, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Several new top marks highlight latest WPIAL swimming and diving performance lists
February 15, 2021
The WPIAL released its latest swimming and diving performance lists Monday, and individual swimmers, relays and divers continue to produce new WPIAL-best performances.

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Kiski Area’s Parker Sterlitz swims during practice Feb. 8, 2021, at Kiski Area High School.
Kiski Area swimmers focused on top performances as WPIALs looms
February 14, 2021
Last year as a freshman, Parker Sterlitz had a goal of joining classmate Levi Hansen on the medals podium for the Class AAA boys 500-yard freestyle at the WPIAL championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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South Fayette’s Lexi Ray competes in the girls 100 breaststroke during the 2020 Class AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship.
South Fayette swimmers maintain focus through constant changes
It has been a challenge for all sports to find any sort of routine or normalcy during this pandemic.

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TJ swimmer Hallie Findlan is a senior on the 2020-21 team.
Thomas Jefferson swimmers maintain success through pandemic protocols, coaching change
Thomas Jefferson’s first-year coach is a familiar figure to the many members of the swim program.

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Baldwin’s Abbey Herrle is a junior diver on the 2020-21 team.
Baldwin junior dives into 5-sport schedule
Baldwin junior Abbey Herrle doesn’t have time to waste.

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Penn Hills diving newcomer qualifies for WPIAL meet
Three weeks before the season, freshman Luke Hoolahan decided to pick up diving. Even with his limited experience, the Penn Hills swimming and diving coaching staff started to think early in the season that Hoolahan had an opportunity to qualify for the WPIAL Class AAA Swimming and Diving meet.

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Gateway’s Andrew Holmes competes in the boys 500 freestyle during the 2020 WPIAL Class AAA Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Gateway’s Andrew Holmes posts top WPIAL time in 200 IM
Gateway junior Andrew Holmes earned a WPIAL swimming championship automatic qualifying time in the 200-yard individual medley with a personal-best of 1 minute, 52.04 seconds against North Hills on Feb. 9.

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Fox Chapel junior David Manelis won gold at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships in 2020.
Fox Chapel’s David Manelis set to defend his WPIAL diving title
February 13, 2021
Fox Chapel senior diver David Manelis ran away with the WPIAL Class AAA diving title last season when he beat out the rest of his competitors by more than 100 points.

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Pine-Richland’s Delaney Allen competes in the girls 100 freestyle during the 2020 WPIAL Class AAA swimming and diving championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
After setting school record, Pine-Richland’s Allen turns focus toward WPIAL success
Delaney Allen was exhausted as she climbed out of the pool after swimming her hardest in the 50-yard freestyle on Jan. 28 against North Allegheny when she started hearing screams of joy coming from her teammates.

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Beth Shoop of Riverview High School warms up Jan. 16 with teammates at Killer Whales swim club practice at Fox Chapel High School.
Riverview’s Shoop chasing WPIAL swimming success in 500 freestyle
Riverview senior Beth Shoop swam the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5 minutes, 31.36 seconds during Fox Chapel’s Jan. 14 meet with Woodland Hills.

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Hampton’s Richie Donato competes in the boys 200 individual medley during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
Hampton boys head into WPIAL swim championships with great expectations
It’s official. The WPIAL swim finals will take place March 6-7.

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