The Gateway girls swimming and diving team must replace four WPIAL qualifiers from last season but the Gators also return four WPIAL qualifiers. The cupboards are hardly bare for first-year coaches Dawn Nicolazzo and Garrett Schmidt who take over for Jason Kunkle. The Gateway girls scored 18 points at WPIALs last season to finish 21st in the team standings.
The since-graduated Gators who qualified for WPIALs are Valeria Pascoe, Kylie Hagerich, swimmer/diver Alison Perry and Abbey Kimicata. Gateway finished 5-2 in Section 3-AAA last season.
Returning Gators, senior Sarah Sheldon qualified for WPIALs individually in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, placing 31st and 23rd respectively. Senior Sydney Mandella qualified in the 100 butterfly, placing 36th. Sheldon and Mandella swam the third and fourth legs of the Gateway 200 freestyle relay at WPIALs that placed 12th and earned a majority of the team points, scoring ten with the finish. The team picked up six more points in the 400 freestyle relay that featured Mandella and current senior Samantha Mears.