A for Athlete


  • 73 Teams in WPIAL
  • 6 Teams in City League
    • No swimming now at Westinghouse, Peabody, Oliver, CAPA.
    • Revivals needed for Westinghouse, Sci-Tech, U-Prep, CAPA, Oliver, Perry, Langley.


  • © = cooperative sponsorship

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5
Connellsville Butler Franklin Regional Baldwin Canon McMillan
Hempfield Fox Chapel Gateway Bethel Park Chartiers Valley
Latrobe Hampton (AA) Kiski Central Catholic / Oakland Catholic Moon
Laurel Highlands © North Allegheny Penn Hills McKeesport Pine Richland
Norwin North Hills Plum Mt. Lebanon Peters Twp.
Penn Trafford Seneca Valley Woodland Hills Ringgold (AA) Upper St. Clair

  • Ringold boys and Hampton boys are AA classifications but join AAA as they are AAA for girls. So those teams swim in AAA.
  • Chartiers Valley girls are AA but school is AAA for boys, so the teams swim AAA.

WPIAL CLASS AA Boys Swimming[]

  • © = cooperative sponsorship

Brentwood Beaver Deer Lakes Burrell Belle Vernon Bishop Canevin
Keystone Oaks Beaver Falls Freeport Derry Charleroi Carlynton
Serra © Blackhawk Highlands Greensburg Salem East Allegheny Cornell ©
Seton LaSalle Freedom © Knoch Indiana Elizabeth Forward Montour
South Park Hopewell Mars Kittanning Steel Valley Northgate ©
Trinity Quaker Valley © Shady Side Academy Mt Pleasant Thomas Jefferson South Fayette ©
West Mifflin Riverside Springdale Valley Uniontown West Allegheny

WPIAL Swimming Cooperative Sponsorships[]

  • South Fayette
  • Northgate
  • Cornell
  • Quaker Valley
  • Freedom
  • Serra
  • Laurel Highlands, the lone AAA team.

2010/2011 City League Swimming, all AAA[]

Langley Carrick
Brashear Allderdice
Perry Schenley ©

  • CAPA students only swim with a school that they do not attend if it is Allderdice, Brashear, Langley or Carrick, not Perry nor Schenley.
  • Schenley swims with a cooperative sponsorship with Pgh Obama, Sci-Tech and U-Prep

A possible 2011/2012 City League Swimming, all AAA

Langley Carrick
Brashear Allderdice
Perry Pgh Obama ©

  • CAPA students only swim with a school that they do not attend if it is Allderdice, Brashear, Langley or Carrick, not Perry nor Pgh Obama.
  • Pgh Obama could team with Sci-Tech and U-Prep.

Another 2011/2012 City League Swimming, all AAA[]

Brashear Pgh Obama
Allderdice Perry

  • CAPA students only swim with a school that they do not attend if it is Allderdice, Brashear, Langley or Carrick, not Perry nor Pgh Obama.
  • Pgh Obama could team with Sci-Tech and U-Prep.
  • Brashear gets into a coop with Langley.
  • Perry gets into a coop with Oliver.
  • Allderdice gets into a coop with Westinghouse.
  • Pgh Obama gets into a coop with Sci-Tech and U-Prep

Another 2011/2012 City League Swimming, all AA except Allderdice as the lone AAA school.[]

Langley Carrick Oliver U-Prep
Brashear Westinghouse Allderdice Pgh Obama
Perry CAPA Sci Tech

  • CAPA students swim as CAPA. CAPA could swim at CCAC North Side, or else at Sarah Heinz House.
  • All schools swimmers swim with their own school.
  • Every school has a swim pool. Langley could swim meets at Pittsburgh Classical Academy Middle School.
  • Ellis could join the league as well, with a girls only squad.
  • Sci-Tech and U-Prep have home pools but could swim meets at Pitt, or Carlow, or Pitt's pool right next to the the Board of Ed, or old Schenley or Reizenstein or Kingsley Center or CMU. The new YMCA on Centre Ave is going to be built as well. That might make a perfect pool for both Sci-Tech and U-Prep.

Merging the City League with the WPIAL[]

  • Allderdice and Brashear are the only two schools from the City League that would be in AAA category for swimming.
  • All the other PPS schools would fall into the AA classification.
AAA Schools for Swimming from PPS Allderdice Brashear

AA Schools for Swimming from PPS Pgh Obama Carrick
Sci-Tech U-Prep
CAPA Westingouse
Perry Langley

  • If Sci-Tech gets into a coop with Pgh Obama, then the total is 425 students, AAA. WRONG and BAD!
  • If Sci-Tech and U-Prep get into a coop, the total is 390, and that is right at the bubble. With the additional schools, the coop might need to move to AAA, not AA.
  • If Pgh Obama and Westinghouse get into a coop, the resulting totals of 355 would, perhaps, keep the school into a AA position.
  • With 130 boy students at Westinghouse, it would be possible to find 13 or more to be on the swim team. That's not too hard, especially given the nice facility and the move to make Westinghouse a school with grades 6, 7 and 8. That middle-school connection should help support the high school team. In the early years, coaches can work with both high school and middle school swimmers at the same time. That is not possible at Pgh Obama as the number of swimmers with both teams is too great to fit into a 6 lane swim pool for practices.
  • Enrollment for Westinghouse is wild speculation.

Merged Classifications Chart[]

Butler High School AAA 1107
North Allegheny High School AAA 984
Seneca Valley High School AAA 899
Hempfield Area High School AAA 792
Penn Hills High School AAA 686
Shaler Area High School AAA 677
Central Catholic High School AAA 670
Norwin High School AAA 666
Bethel Park High School AAA 665
Mount Lebanon High School AAA 658
Connellsville Area High School AAA 643
Baldwin High School AAA 641
Taylor Allderdice High School AAA 625 as is
North Hills High School AAA 619
Fox Chapel Area High School AAA 610
Penn Trafford High School AAA 610
Gateway High School AAA 606
Pine-Richland High School AAA 595
McKeesport Area High School AAA 578
Canon McMillan High School AAA 577
Plum High School AAA 568
Kiski Area High School AAA 565
Woodland Hills High School AAA 565
Greater Latrobe Senior High School AAA 560
Upper Saint Clair High School AAA 560
Brashear High School AAA 558 as is
Peters Township High School AAA 541
Franklin Regional High School AAA 498
Laurel Highlands High School AAA 481
Moon Area High School AAA 465
Chartiers Valley High School AAA 447
Trinity High School AA 429
Ringgold High School AA 418
West Mifflin Area High School AA 406
Montour High School AA 403
Hampton High School AA 399
Carrick High School AA 392 HS at PPS
West Allegheny High School AA 389
Greensburg Salem High School AA 387
Knoch High School AA 380
Mars Area High School AA 378
Uniontown Area High School AA 375
Thomas Jefferson High School AA 358
Hopewell High School AA 356
Elizabeth Forward High School AA 353
Belle Vernon Area High School AA 346
Indiana Area High School AA 336
Perry Traditional Academy AA 333 estimate
Highlands High School AA 325
Kittanning High School AA 325
Blackhawk High School AA 321
Derry Area High School AA 321
South Park High School AA 321
Valley High School AA 318
Keystone Oaks High School AA 296
Mount Pleasant Area High School AA 285
East Allegheny High School AA 282
Beaver Area High School AA 279
Deer Lakes High School AA 267
South Fayette High School AA 266
Burrell High School AA 254
Freeport Area Senior High School AA 250
Beaver Falls High School AA 247
Quaker Valley High School AA 246
Steel Valley High School AA 241
Charleroi High School AA 233
South Allegheny High School AA 230
Pgh Obama AA 225 best case
Freedom Area High School AA 225
Riverside High School AA 219
Shady Side Academy AA 213
Sci-Tech AA 200 best case
Seton LaSalle Catholic High School AA 199
U-Prep AA 190 estimate
Langley High School AA 188 estimate
Oliver High School AA 183 as per PIAA
Carlynton High School AA 176
Northgate Middle/High School AA 176
Bishop Canevin High School AA 175
Brentwood High School AA 162
Springdale High School AA 141
Westinghouse AA 130 estimate
Serra Catholic High School AA 128
CAPA AA 128 actual
Cornell High School AA 99