Swim Team Wins 7th Consecutive PIAA AA State Title

VMA wins 7th consecutive state swim title

Villa Maria’s swim team won its seventh consecutive PIAA AA state team championship on Friday, March 17, with a score of 240. Shady Side Academy finished in second with  123 points, Fairview came in third with 120, and Gwynedd Mercy was fourth with 116 points.

The victory was anchored by strong performances in the relay events. The girls took first place in the 400 yard free and 200 yard free relays, and second place in the 200 yard medley relay.

VMA wins 7th consecutive state swim titleStrong Individual strong performances included Hope Reynolds’ 4th place in the 100 yard backstroke, with Kira Buchler in 10th and Brenna Magness in 11th. Kaitlyn Agger placed 5th in 500 yard free, with Katherine Fronczak taking 8th and Alexa Turco in 9th. Olivia Giampietro took 5th in 100 yard free, with Maura McManus in 10th and Nina Smith in 17th. Katelyn Chick placed 8th in 100 yard breaststoke, and Nina Smith finsihed 6th in the 50 Freestyle. In the 100 yard fly junior Kaitlyn Agger medaled, taking 7th place, with Brenna Magness in 17th and Mary Katherine Clark in 18th.

Congratulations to the team and coaches Cathy Hay, Fritz Schuman, and Steve Curlee!