Swimming

Franklin Regional senior Aiden Bunker competes in the 100-yard breaststroke at the WCCA swimming championships on Jan. 28 at Derry.
Franklin Regional boys swimmers check box with Westmoreland County title
February 4, 2023
During the preseason, Franklin Regional swimming coach Vic Santoro said one of the goals for his team was to win the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association title.

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Latrobe sophomore Lauren Bell won the 100-yard butterfly at the WCCA Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at Derry Area.
Athletes set 7 records at WCCA swimming championships
January 28, 2023
It was another record day for swimmers at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association swimming and diving championships Saturday at Derry Area High School.

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Hannah Polosky of Latrobe dives during last year’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet.
Latrobe diver wins back-to-back WCCA championships
January 27, 2023
Latrobe’s Hannah Polosky defended her girls diving championship at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming and diving meet Friday night at Derry, bettering her score from last year by more than 70 points.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Lily King competes in the girls 100 freestyle during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming & Diving Championships on Jan. 29, 2022, at Derry.
Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming & Diving Championships preview
January 26, 2023
Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming & Diving Championships

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Gateway’s Morgan Holmes is a Bloomsburg recruit.
Gateway swimmers eye WPIAL cut times as season kicks into high gear
January 22, 2023
Gateway swimming and diving coach Glenn Raymer said his boys and girls teams jumped into a busy January ready to work and compete after a challenging series of practices between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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Shaler swimmers’ work shows in faster times
Noah Lang doesn’t want to rely on a good taper to be prepared for the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships.

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Quaker Valley’s Emily Connors competes in the girls 100 butterfly during the WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships March 3, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Quaker Valley swimmers off to strong start, look forward to championship meets
Two up and two down.

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Plum’s Giuliana Ricciuti competes in the girls 100-yard freestyle during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships Friday, March 4, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Plum swimmers seeing results after ‘intense holiday training’
January 21, 2023
Plum swim coach Shawn Haupt chuckled when he talked recently about the vibe among the boys and girls team members as some “moaning and groaning” with a lot of tiredness from some heavy-duty practice sessions.

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Penn Hills’ Anthony Sipple following in siblings’ underwater footsteps
January 15, 2023
Anthony Sipple doesn’t need to go far to find resources to help with his swimming career.

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Pine-Richland girls swimmers compete in the 200 freestyle relay during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 3, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Pine-Richland swimmers look to build on last season’s success
Pine-Richland girls swimming reached plenty of goals with a young team last year.

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From left, Lainey, Ben and Libby Sheets are members of the 2022-23 Hampton swim team.
Sheets siblings fuel Hampton swim teams
January 14, 2023
The Hampton boys and girls swimming teams seem to be headed in different directions, but they have one thing in common.

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Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
                                Franklin Regional’s Holden Thomas dives into the pool for the boys backstroke event during last year’s WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Roster smaller but expectations remain high for Franklin Regional swimmers
January 7, 2023
Vic Santoro has coached swimming at Franklin Regional for the past 31 years.

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Quaker Valley’s Emily Connors competes in the girls 100 butterfly during the WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships March 3 at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Emily Connors, Quaker Valley swimmers set goals high
December 11, 2022
Emily Connors has experienced much success in her two years in the Quaker Valley pool.

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Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
                                Penn-Trafford’s Conner Alexander competes in the boys 500 freestyle during the WCCA meet last season.
Penn-Trafford junior swimmers set for big season
Penn-Trafford’s swimming teams opened the season by defeating Greensburg Salem, getting off to a strong start to a season coach Dave Babik considers pivotal for the future of the program.

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Plum senior Nina Ricciuti cuts through the water during pratice. Ricciuti, along with sophomore Giuliana Ricciuti and junior Reese Schollaert return from last year’s 200-yard medley relay which earned an eighth-place medal at the WPIAL Class 3A championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Plum girls swim team boasts talent, depth
Plum swim coach Shawn Haupt looks up and down his girls roster and is excited for what could transpire throughout the 2022-23 season.

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Freeport’s Kira Schrecongost competes in the girls 100 butterfly during the WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships March 3 at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Freeport sophomore headlines swim season in A-K Valley
December 7, 2022
Freeport’s Kira Schrecongost didn’t let the bright lights and pressurized atmosphere of the WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships get to her last year as swam to gold in the 100-yard butterfly and second in the 200 individual medley as a freshman at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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Gateway sophomore Hunter Raymer cuts through the water during a practice Nov. 30, 2022, at Gateway High School.
Gateway’s Hunter Raymer ready to defend WPIAL swimming title
December 4, 2022
Hunter Raymer entered his high school freshman season last December already experienced in a number of high-level club swim meets.

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Shaler swim coach Maddie London is a senior on the Pitt swim team.
Pitt senior to coach Shaler swim teams
Maddie London believed she had something to offer the athletes on the Shaler swim team.

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Penn-Trafford’s Nate Loughner, shown playing against Latrobe last season, scored twice in a win over Mars on Nov. 28.
Penn-Trafford notebook: Loughner stars for hockey team
Senior Nate Loughner scored two goals and had an assist as Penn-Trafford rallied to a 5-2 victory against Mars in a PIHL Class 2A game on Nov. 28.

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Hampton’s Ben Sheets competes in the 100 backstroke during the 2022 WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships.
Hampton boys swim team in search of WPIAL 3-peat with new-look roster
November 26, 2022
The Hampton boys swimming team will need to take a different lane to a third consecutive WPIAL Class 2A title.

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