Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lower Burrell Brothers Pool Talents at Shady Side

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lower Burrell Brothers Pool Talents at Shady Side

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Tyler Scheid does not need any kind of an extra push to swim well in this week's PIAA championships.

A senior at Shady Side Academy and a resident of Lower Burrell, he has, after all, entered 16 WPIAL championship races in his career and managed to win 14, finishing second to teammates the other two times.

The only motivation he really needs is the chance to prove to PIAA competitors that he has earned his spot among the elite.

He's going to get an extra push this trip, though. It will come from his younger brother, Trevor.

"I try to do whatever he does," said Trevor Scheid, a freshman at Shady Side Academy. "We get along really well, but we do push each other. I want to see him do as well as he can."

Tyler won the WPIAL championship in the 100 butterfly this season, his third title in that event. This year's time of 51.31 is a WPIAL record, breaking the mark he set last year, and the year before that. He also won the title in the 100 freestyle in 47.17 and was part of Shady Side's championship teams in the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

Last season, he finished third in the state in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 freestyle. He was part of a 200 freestyle relay team that won a state title and a 400 freestyle relay team that finished second.

Trevor Scheid finished third in the WPIAL in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 500 freestyle. He will take his first shot at a state title this week.

John Landreth, Shady Side swimming coach, said Tyler Scheid is extremely competitive.

"He is the ultimate competitor," Landreth said. "He does not like to lose at anything. He just loves to race. We've lost some pretty good swimmers from last year, but he really has emerged as a leader for us. He put everything together at the WPIAL meet."

Tyler Scheid said he believes one thing has been the hallmark of his swimming career.

"I would say consistency," he said. "I've tried to drop my times every year, and I have been able to do that. …

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