Swimming

The 2022 PIAA swimming and diving championships are being held March 16-19, 2022, at Kinney Natatorium at Bucknell.
WPIAL swimmers to race in championship heats on Day 1 of PIAA Class 3A meet
March 16, 2022
LEWISBURG — The consolation and championship finals for the first day of the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships are set.

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Fox Chapel junior Sophie Shao competes in the girls 100-yard butterfly during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 3, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
WPIAL Class 3A swimmers, divers hope to make their marks as PIAA championships begin at Bucknell
After a one-year hiatus, the PIAA Class 3A and 2A swimming and diving championships are back at Bucknell University.

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Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao competes in the girls 200 individual medley during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 3 at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
A-K Valley, Westmoreland County swimmers thrilled to return to state meet at Bucknell
March 15, 2022
A sense of normalcy is back at the PIAA swimming and diving championships, and for the numerous qualifiers from the Alle-Kiski Valley and Westmoreland County schools, it only adds to the anticipation.

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Medalists in the boys 100 backstroke at the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 4, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool include, in order of placement, Upper St. Clair’s Ganesh Sivaramakrishnan, Bethel Park’s Dom Cortopassi, North Allegheny’s William Gao, Franklin Regional’s Holden Thomas, Penn Trafford’s Patton Graziano, Upper St. Clair’s Daniel Wang, Fox Chapel’s Aadil Pattada and Seneca Valley’s Connor Seeley.
Penn-Trafford’s Graziano, Alexander to swim at PIAA meet
March 13, 2022
Penn-Trafford sophomore Patton Graziano earned a pair of medals at the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 3-4 at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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Penn Hills grad Stephanie Sipple was Edinboro’s top point scorer at the PSAC meet.
Penn Hills grad’s swimming career hits high note at Edinboro
Edinboro’s Stephanie Sipple doesn’t like to slap the water at the end of races.

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Plum’s Sam Schohn placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke at the WPIAL championship meet.
Plum swimmers look forward to PIAA championship meet
Sam Schohn knows all about swimming at the PIAA Class 2A championships.

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Gateway’s Hunter Raymer, top, and Kiski Area’s Parker Sterlitz, line up against one another in the boys 500-yard freestyle during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships Friday, March 4, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Gateway’s Hunter Raymer swims to WPIAL gold medal, eyes success at PIAA meet
Hunter Raymer was no stranger to big swim meets before the WPIAL Class 3A championships March 3 and 4 at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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The North Allegheny girls team won the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 4, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
North Allegheny girls win record 14th straight WPIAL swimming championship
March 4, 2022
The North Allegheny girls made history Friday, winning their 14th straight team title at the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships.

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Fox Chapel’s Rei Sperry competes during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships Friday, March 4, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Fox Chapel girls soak in silver-medal performance at WPIAL championships
The Fox Chapel girls 400-yard freestyle relay finished Friday what the Foxes’ 200 medley relay started Thursday.

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North Allegheny’s Natalie Sens competes in the girls 200 individual medley during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 3, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
North Allegheny girls, Seneca Valley boys get off the blocks quick at WPIAL swim meet
March 3, 2022
The North Allegheny girls swimming team’s quest for a 14th straight WPIAL championship got off to a great start Thursday, as the Tigers netted 212 team points to lead after the first session.

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Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao competes in the girls 100 butterfly during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 3, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao breaks 38-year-old record, wins 100 fly title at WPIALs
A 38-year WPIAL record is no more.

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Franklin Regional’s Aiden Bunker competes in the boys 200 individual medley during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships March 3, 2022, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Franklin Regional, Hempfield, Mt. Pleasant swimmers shine during Day 1 of WPIAL championships
It was the best of feelings and the worst of feelings for the Franklin Regional boys relays Thursday on Day 1 of the WPIAL Class 3A championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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Kiski Area’s Levi Hansen swims the boys 200-yard freestyle during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association championships on Jan. 29, 2022, at Derry Area High School.
WPIAL’s swimming best ready to do battle in return to Pitt’s Trees Pool
March 2, 2022
Levi Hansen won three medals in four individual races at WPIALs over the past two seasons.

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St. Joseph’s Sam Wygonik competes in the boys’ 500-yard freestyle during last year’s WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships at Upper St. Clair High School.
A-K Valley senior spotlight: St. Joseph’s Sam Wygonik
February 28, 2022
Sam Wygonik finishes classes each day and heads to swim practice, but for the St. Joseph senior, it’s not as simple as walking down a few hallways to the natatorium.

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Hampton’s Ben Sheets competes in the boys 200 yard medley relay during the 2021 WPIAL swimming championships at Upper St. Clair.
Hampton swim team primed for WPIAL title defense
February 27, 2022
Hampton swim coach Morgan Zweygardt indicated early in the 2021-22 season that the defending WPIAL Class 2A champion Talbots have not rested on their laurels.

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Gateway is well-represented at the WPIAL swimming and diving championships. In front, from left: McKenna Brown, Natalie Helman, Ayva Harris and Addison Helman. Row two, from left: Primo Brodt-Jenkins, Mallory brown, Summer Raymer and Owen Echegarry. Back row, from left: Noah Passalinqua (diving), Hunter Raymer, Gabe Sha and Mark DiPalma. Also competing at WPIALs are Drew Holmes, Morgan Holmes, Mikey Estremera, Chase Anthony and Colton Park.
Gateway swimmers chasing medals at WPIAL championships
Before competing in college at Youngstown State, Summer Raymer has one final chance to make her mark on the biggest high school stages in Pennsylvania.

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Penn-Trafford’s Conner Alexander competes in the boys 500-yard freestyle Jan. 29 during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming Championships at Derry Area High School.
Penn-Trafford underclassmen look forward to WPIAL championship meet
Penn-Trafford swimming coach Dave Babik knew this season would be challenging.

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Penn Hills’ Luke Hoolahan competes in the 2021 WPIAL 3A Diving Championship at North Allegheny.
Penn Hills swim team looking to improve with more time in pool
Entering this season, Penn Hills swimming coach Nick Page wanted to see the Indians make solid progress throughout the year.

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Franklin Regional’s Amanda McFaden competes in the girls 500 freestyle during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming Championships on Jan. 29 at Derry.
Franklin Regional swimmers focus on relays at WPIAL meet
It’s been quite a season for the Franklin Regional swimming teams.

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North Allegheny’s Christina Shi won the WPIAL Class 3A girls diving title Feb. 26, 2022, at North Allegheny.
North Allegheny’s Shi, Schenk sweep WPIAL Class 3A diving titles
February 26, 2022
Diving in her home pool and winning gold medals has become quite the habit for North Allegheny junior Christina Shi, as she captured her third straight gold medal with a score of 481.45 in the WPIAL Class 3A girls championship Saturday.

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