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Mt. Lebanon/Upper St. Clair swim coaching switch creates a buzz

Written by Cara De Carlo on .

Cara De Carlo's feature on Mt. Lebanon's swim team:

"The Mt. Lebanon High School swimming program is at a crossroads.

This season, the Blue Devils have, in effect, traded coaches with Upper St. Clair. The results have been a mix of emotions, victories and new beginnings.

That was especially true last month when Tom Donati accompanied the Mt. Lebanon swimming team to a meet at Upper St. Clair. Donati had coached the Panthers for the three preceding years, but left to take over the Mt. Lebanon program this school year.

"I live in Mt. Lebanon and I have a young daughter," Donati explained. "She swims -- she's in sixth grade.""