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Photo journal: Bethel's Brinkhoff, USC's Hardwick, and other South swimmers at Pitt

Written by Cara DeCarlo on .

Many great swimmers from varsity teams throughout the WPIAL came together to compete earlier this month at the annual Pitt Christmas Swim meet. Sports Town posted videos of the meet on December 15, just after many of the shorter "varsity" type events were held.

Click here for a video of Ellis school's Heidi Miller in the 200 IM.
Click here for a video of Franklin Regional's Austin Mortimer in the 500-yard freestyle.
Click here for a video of Mars' Maggie Gruber in the senior 200 IM.
Click here for a video of Oakland Catholic's Leah Smith in the senior 500-yard freestyle.

The photos you see here are of some of the South's best swimmers. Note that as they competed at Pitt, they were competing as part of their year-round USASwimming clubs and not their varsity teams.

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Bethel Park's Allie Brinkhoff

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Brinkhoff again, at the finish

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Chartiers Valley's Drew Damich

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Elizabeth Forward's Braelin Tracey (red cap)

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Upper St. Clair's Alex Hardwick

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Hardwick again

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Upper St. Clair's Saoirse Palu-Benson (above, in USC cap)

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Palu-Benson again

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The USC club

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USC again