The one-year record board at the one-year old Mt. Lebanon pool was no match for the North Allegheny girls swim team. The Lady Tigers opened the regular season in style with a 111-73 dual meet win over Mt. Lebanon that included five pool records. Freshman Ann Juneau made a splash in her varsity debut, setting pool records in the 200 IM (2:05.00) and the 100 breaststroke (1:04.99). Juneau teamed with veterans, senior Morgan Soulia, junior Erin Kuhn and sophomore Anna Verardi on a 200 medley relay that also set a pool record with a time of 1:48.00. Soulia and sophomore Lauren McGrath set individual pool records too. Soulia did so in the 100 freestyle (51.65) and McGrath earned hers in the 200 freestyle (1:52.83).
Other individual winners for North Allegheny were senior Julia Vespoli in diving with a 242.50, Kuhn in the 100 butterfly with a 59.72, junior Gianna Caputo in the 500 freestyle with a 5:13.21 and senior Charlie Brickner in the 100 backstroke with a 58.62. A number of other North Allegheny swimmers had strong season debuts. Freshman Kristine Mihm, sophomores Caitlyn Edwards and Daniella Torres and junior Katie Wright took third in the 200 medley relay, recording a time of 1:54.10. Brickner finished second behind teammate McGrath in the 200 freestyle, swimming a time of 1:56.14. Wright and Verardi finished 3-4 in the 50 freestyle with respective times of 24.71 and 24.72. In the 200 freestyle relay, Soulia, Wright, Verardi and McGrath swam a 1:36.95 that was good for second place. And in the 100 breaststroke, to go along with Juneau's pool-record swim, Kuhn and Verardi swam times of 1:06.79 and 1:08.66 to give North Allegheny a clean sweep of the top three spots in the event.