The Riverside girls made a significant splash last season at the MAC Swimming and Diving Championships, climbing to fifth place with 253 points and finishing just 21 points out of third place. With two returning individual champions back, a high-caliber diver and an entire relay back that captured MAC gold last season, the Panthers have the firepower to compete with anyone of the 17 teams in the meet.
Junior diver Brittany Hart took third place in diving last season. Hart along with Mars sophomore Taylor Hockenberry, Blackhawk senior Elizabeth Bigley, Quaker Valley sophomore Reilly Diggins and West Allegheny junior Megan Wurst are the top contenders in diving.
Riverside's relays will have a major impact. Last year the 200 medley took fifth, the 200 freestyle relay took fourth and the 400 freestyle won the event. The 400 freestyle should be one of the strongest at the. Erica King, Raena Valli, Carly Rosendale and Kelly Krechowski won it last season and all four return. Riverside boasts two defending champions, King in the 200 freestyle and Krechowski in the 100 freestyle.