At the WPIAL Class AA swimming and diving championships, the Mars Area boys proved that quality can sometimes win out over quantity. Mars used five gold medal swims to rack up 233 points and outpace Quaker Valley (170.5), Chartiers Valley (159) and three-time defending champion Indiana (158). Mars won its top two relays to bookend the championship meet, the first in program history for a program that does not even have a pool at its high school.
Seniors Christopher Georgiadis and Thomas Pierre and juniors Francis Folz and Reed McDonough led the way for Mars, winning the opening relay, the 200 medley, to set the tone for Mars and putting an exclamation point on the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay. The lack of depth that cost Mars so many dual meet wins this season was not an issue as the team racked up top five finish after top five finish. Folz won the 100 freestyle took fourth in the 200 freestyle, and McDonough finished fourth in the 50 freestyle. Pierre took fifth in the 500 freestyle.