Gateway's top boys swimmer from last season is now swimming at Grove City but even without Drew Nosbisch, the Gators should still be a contender to repeat as section champions. The team finished unbeaten in seven section matches last season to claim the section title but coach Jason Kunkle must find a way to replace Nosbisch along with two other WPIAL qualifiers Ray Doerfler and Kenny Stevens.
Gateway will lean on seniors Alex Caprara, Alex Bolen and Jake Beley. The trio teamed with Nosbisch on a fifth-place 200 freestyle relay team at WPIAL championships last season and a fourth-place 400 freestyle relay at the same meet. Individually Caprara finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke, sixth in the 200 individual medley and Beley finished ninth in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly.
In the WPIAL Class AAA boys team standings last season Gateway finished tied for sixth place with Fox Chapel.