Swimming

North Hills’ Jewel Thomas was a WPIAL qualifier in the 200 IM in 2021.
Experience with premier program guiding new North Hills swim coach
January 22, 2022
Nicole Loutsenhizer has been around swimming’s best for years. And now she is ready to carry over those experiences to the North Hills program.

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Freeport’s Lexi Schrecengost competes in the 100 breaststroke at the WPIAL swimming championship March 6 at Upper St. Clair High School.
Led by Schrecengost sisters, Freeport swimming aiming high
January 18, 2022
Nikki Heasley has a golden reason to be optimistic about her Freeport swimming team.

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Burrell assistant coach Diane Swigart offers instructions to a group of swimmers during the 2021-22 season.
Burrell swimmers take aim at WPIAL qualifying times
The Burrell swim teams still are recovering from last year’s pandemic.

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Penn Hills sophomore dives into new sport with swim team
January 16, 2022
The fear factor of flipping through the air was lessened for Gabby Pernatozzi when she stepped out on the diving board. The Penn Hills sophomore started with the swim team a month into the season but had translatable skills from other sports.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Reegan Brown competes in the 100-yard backstroke at the WPIAL championship at Upper St. Clair High School on March 6, 2021.
After strong 2021 finish, Mt. Pleasant swimming wants gold
January 11, 2022
Sandy Felice has high hopes for the Mt. Pleasant swimming team in 2022. And why shouldn’t she?

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Gateway sophomore Mark DiPalma swims the freestyle in practice Jan. 4, 2022, at Gateway’s Furrie Sports Complex.
Gateway swimmers earn early WPIAL qualifying times
January 9, 2022
The Gateway boys and girls swimming and diving teams have entered the Section 3-3A portion of their schedules, and coach Sherry Sonetti hopes that a strong series of practices over the holiday break will pay dividends.

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Hampton’s Will Retsch competes in the 200 yard individual medley during last year’s WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships at Upper St. Clair.
Hampton senior shows off all-around ability in IM
January 8, 2022
Hampton swimming coach Morgan Zweygardt quickly spotted something about then-freshman Will Retsch.

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Derry’s Chloe Buhite competes in the 200-yard medley at the WPIAL Class 2A championships at Upper St. Clair High School on March 6, 2021.
Senior leadership key for Derry swimming
January 4, 2022
Derry coach Jeff Kelly hits his young swimmers with a dose of reality right off the bat.

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Greensburg Salem’s Abigail Sharp competes in the girls 200-yard medley at the WPIAL swimming championships on March 6 at Upper St. Clair High School.
Low numbers, big goals for Greensburg Salem swimming
January 3, 2022
At the start of each season, Greensburg Salem swimming coach Bill Salathe hands out papers to each of his swimmers, asking them to write down their goals for the upcoming year.

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Upper St. Clair’s David Pantelis watches from the empty bench during a PIAA Class 6A state quarterfinal against Erie on March 20 at Upper St. Clair High School.
Trib HSSN Top 21 Stories of 2021: St. Clair Six pulled off state playoff stunner
December 30, 2021
The year 2021 wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but it was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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Hempfield’s Hunter Cooper helped the 200-yard medley relay team place third in the WPIAL last season.
Led by 5 college recruits, Hempfield swimming optimistic
December 28, 2021
Hempfield’s swimmers, like so many across the state and country last season, had to deal with continual disruptions and unknowns due to covid-19.

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Latrobe’s Hannah Polosky competes in the WPIAL Class 3A diving championship Feb. 27 at North Allegheny Senior High School.
Larger roster providing hope to Latrobe swimming
December 27, 2021
Grey Arrigonie knows that depth matters.

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Quaker Valley’s Rena Gilligan competes in the 100 breaststroke at last year’s WPIAL Swimming Championship at Upper St. Clair.
Quaker Valley swimmers excited to carry on last season’s success
December 19, 2021
The 2020-21 season proved to be a banner year for the Quaker Valley swimming and diving program.

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Pine Richland’s Delaney Allen competes in the girls 100 freestyle during the 2020 Class 3A WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool.
Pine-Richland swim teams poised for another record-breaking season
The record boards at the Pine-Richland natatorium had plenty of changes after last year with several new school marks set.

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Plum’s Sam Schohn competes in the 200 medley relay during a meet against Kiski last season.
Schohn, Plum swim teams pushing pace
December 18, 2021
After making his mark at WPIALs last year and competing at the PIAA championships, Plum senior Sam Schohn’s goals are clear for the 2021-22 swim season.

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The Plum swimming team gets fired up before a meet against Kiski on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Kiski Area High School.
Top A-K Valley swimmers already off to strong starts
December 15, 2021
Sophie Shao was the hunted last season after bursting onto the high school scene as a freshman and winning WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA gold in the 100-yard butterfly.

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Freeport’s Alexis Schrecongost competes in the girls 100 breaststroke during the 2020 WPIAL Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
A-K Valley senior spotlight: Freeport’s Lexi Schrecongost
December 6, 2021
Lexi Schrecongost

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Penn Hills’ Luke Hoolahan competes in last year’s WPIAL Class 3A boys diving championships.
Penn Hills swim team still facing pandemic-era challenges
November 21, 2021
Penn Hills swimming coach Nick Page is hoping the team can avoid losing a month of practice time like it did last year.

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Gateway’s Summer Raymer competes in the girls 500 freestyle during the 2020 WPIAL Class AAA Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Feb. 28, 2020.
Gateway’s Raymer commits to swim at Youngstown State
October 24, 2021
Summer Raymer is busy in the water getting ready for competitions with her Racer-X club team and also for her final season with the Gateway swim team.

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Fox Chapel’s Zoe Skirboll set three personal bests at the Olympic qualifiers.
Fox Chapel’s Zoe Skirboll competes with nation’s best swimmers at Olympic qualifiers
June 29, 2021
Zoe Skirboll went into this year’s Olympic swimming trials with the attitude of enjoying the moment and gaining experience for the future.

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