They have been contesting WPIAL team swimming championships since 1935 and perhaps there was no faster or closer meet than the 2014 boys WPIAL Class AAA showdown. There had to be a second-place finisher in the showdown between North Allegheny and Upper St. Clair and it was the Panthers, just barely. North Allegheny totaled 373.5 points to edge Upper St. Clair who had 364 points. North Allegheny has won eight of the last nine WPIAL Class AAA team titles with the lone exception coming in 2011 when Upper St. Clair pulled off the upset. This year was thought to be another good chance for someone to give NA a run and early on it looked like Upper St. Clair had the fire power to hang with the Tigers.
Spectators at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Pool got a preview of what to expect when both the Upper St. Clair and North Allegheny 200-yard medley relay teams swam times under the WPIAL record. The Panthers (1:31.77) edged the Tigers (1:31.85) with both relays shattering the standing WPIAL record of 1:34.19 set by North Allegheny in 2012.