The Shady Side Academy girls swim team has consistently been a WPIAL contender and this year should be no different. After losing only three WPIAL qualifiers from a team that won the Section 3-AA championship, the Indians are favorites again in the section in the section. The timing is also right for Shady Side Academy to make a run at a WPIAL title as defending WPIAL Class AA champion West Allegheny moved to Class AAA.
Coach John Landreth's team will be led by juniors Caroline Colville and Lindsey Miller, senior Emily Jaffee and sophomore Ashley Azzarello. Colville won WPIAL gold in the 200 freestyle last season while Azzarello took silver in the 50 freestyle. Last season the Indians finished seventh at WPIALs in the Class AA team standings with 120 team points. With the returning WPIAL qualifiers and a talented crop of freshmen arriving, the Indians could make a run at the title.