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South Hills CRUSH

new crush charcoal scriptOur South Hills CRUSH swim team is lengendary across all of Pittsburgh for being a dominating force each and every year.  

A great combination of swimming and diving by the Crush this summer helped propel South Hills Country Club for the first time ever to capture the WPCCSA Championship trophy! South Hills grabbed the 2023 overall title, beating rival St Clair by just three points. The Crush not only won the overall title of this year's meet but also captured the Diving Championship as well, way ahead of Butler and St Clair. South Hills was the second place team finisher in Swimming.

The Diving trophy breaks a ten-year winning streak by Butler, and the winning of the WPCCSA Earl J Birdy Team Championship breaks a two-year streak from St Clair. South Hills last won the Diving Championship during a three year streak in the early 2010s. 

Returning to the top of the podium this year is Evan Stokes in the Boys 15-17 individual event, reclaiming his title from 2021 in his swan song season. The Stokes Family has claimed this title three times in the last four Championship meets. Also returning to the top, but now in a new age group, is Hannah Watkins in the Girls 11-12 individual event. Addie Arndt returns atop the podium for Girls 14-17 Diving, and though Coach Flynn has graduated, the Boys 14-17 Diving title stays in the South Hills family for another year with Ty Pirain. Joining the individual champion ranks this year is Ellie Kreider in Girls 10&U Diving. 

A huge amount of congrats and gratitude goes to our entire Crush Coaching Staff - Head Coaches Logan Marks, Flynn McCracken, and Kate Sheets and Assistant Coaches Addie Arndt, Schaeffer Beck, Marina Guilinger, Evan Pirain, Ty Pirain, Dylan Stokes, and Evan Stokes. 

 Our team is comprised of the following groups, based on swimmer ability.






Swimmers in this program must be able to complete one length of the pool freestyle on their own without stopping. They compete in meets against other country clubs on weeknights, a requirement of this program, and practice five days a week. This is a fun time for any kid ages 6-18!

Younger swimmers, typically 8&U, who are not yet able to swim on their own receive direct instruction from our older athletes and coaches in the water, with the goal of full-length swimming by program's end. JR CRUSH also gets the opportunity to participate in a select number of swim meets with our older athletes.

This program is to get our littlest members accustomed to the water! This play-filled session will introduce basic introductory water skills such as blowing bubbles, breath control, kicking and floating. 

A parent/family member must accompany the child in the water. Babies and toddlers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.