Schedule for the 2017 PIAA Swimming Championships at Bucknell

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Subject to change: A new schedule may come from the PIAA by 2 pm on Monday, 3/13.

Various memos and insights about the 2017 PIAA Swimming & Diving Championships are here and posted below. All are PDFs.

Schedule of sessions for 2017

In 2017, the AA meet is first and the AAA meet is second. So, the AA swimmers and coaches check in on Tuesday, March 14, and compete on Wednesday and Thursday. The AAA swimmers and coaches check in on Thursday and compete on Friday and Saturday.

In 2017, the girls compete before the boys. So, the girls get up early for prelims. Meanwhile, the boys finals are slated to conclude around 10 pm.




Map of Bucknell



Getting to the meet is one thing. Getting in the doors as a spectator is another matter.


Order form for advance ticket sales. Each swimmer is able to purchase three tickets for the sessions he or she is entered. If a girl swimmer is only in the 100 backstroke, on day 2, then she is not able to buy tickets for day 1 events. Furthermore, a girl swimmer in the 100 back will not be able to walk on deck and watch her brother compete in the 100 back in either prelims nor finals. She would need to buy tickets and sit in the stands for those sessions.


Day 2 at 2017 WPIAL class AA Championships

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Boys 500 Free:

Noah swims 500 free. Goes new school record, 4:54.01.

Noah’s splits:
28.35, 55.05
29.89, 1:54.20
30.56, 2:54.56
30.40, 3:55.34
28.73, 4:54.01

Seed time was 5:09.42.

Girls 100 Back:

Amila Niksic, lane 2, She wins the heat but was the 10th seed overall with a seed time of 1:04.17 to a final time of 1:00.81 and second place, WPIAL silver medal.

Boys 100 Back:

Sead Niksic, lane 4, New WPIAL Record, 51.29

Boys 400 Free Relay:

Free Relay:
Noah Jamison= 24.32, 27.27 = 51.59
David Donehue = 25.59, 28.89 = 54.48
Krishnan . Alagar = 27.63, 31.35 = 58.98
Sead Niksic = 23.20, 25.05 = 48.25

FYI, OLD school record stands from 4 years ago, 3:26.07. In 2018, that record can fall.

WPIAL Day 1 swims from Obama Academy

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Some new school records!

Medley Relay: Obama is lane 6. Seeded with 1:51.11 in 12th and went 1:45.51 for 9th.

New school record, 1:45.51. 
Back = Sead = 25.04.
Breast = Noah = 27.45.
Fly = David = 27.14.
Free = K. Alagar = 25.88.

MSASports of boys medley:

Boys 200 IM:

MSASports of boys medley:

Girls 100 Fly:

Boys 100 Fly:

MSASports of boys 100 fly finals:

Paddling Film Festival

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  • Saturday, March 11, 2017

    7:00 PM

    1400 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (map)

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    1400 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1241.

    At 7 pm on Saturday March 11, 2017.

    $15.00 admission.

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Varsity Swimming at Obama has been a constant struggle. Letter to PPS Superintendent from November 7, 2012 from Coach Mark Rauterkus

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City & Woodland Hills Overlaps

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Swimmers from Woodland Hills High School have hosted water polo players and coaches from Pittsburgh Public Schools for clinics in the fall in past years.

Some of the WHAT swimmers live and go to school in the city, including some at Obama and Sci-Tech.

swimmer doing butterfly

Noah Jamison as a freshman swimmer at Obama. As a sophomore he joined WHAT and made it to the PIAA Meet and is close to making a sectional time in the 200 fly.

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