It was July 5, and once again tradition made its annual big splash with the Darien Club Swim League Association Relays.
The host Middlesex Swim and Tennis Club swam away with it scoring 212 points for first.
Woodway Country Club placed second with 142 points followed by the Country Club of Darien with 138.
Rounding out the field, The Tokeneke Club had 94 points and WeeBurn Country Club gathered 92 points.
There were 22 relays in total, with swimmers ranging in age from six to 17. Middlesex took first in 15 of the relays and set five meet records, showing the depth and talent of its swimmers.
In the first event, the boys age group medley relay, the team of Alex Dehmel, Clay Holmes, Robbie Waters and Austin Dehmel set a new mark of 1:09.53 with their win.
The girls age group medley relay also won with a record time of 1:07.85.
Relay participants were: Claire Treesh, Courtney Ferreira, Emma Jaques and Hannah Knight.
Another record fell in the 8-and-under boys free relay where Luke Dehmel, Andrew Jaroch, Will Dehmel and Andrew Pasierb posted a winning time of 1:25.74.
The team of Carl Hunter, Lauren Rutledge, Becca Maroney and Christian Trifone broke the 14-and-under co-ed free relay record in a time of 55.63.
And the girls crescendo relay of Kelsey Olvany, Lauren Rutledge, Courtney Ferreira, Emma Jaques and Hannah Knight finished with a new record of 2:40.40.
The evening ended with the traditional staff relay, won by the Country Club of Darien.
Boys Age Group Medley
Alex Dehmel, Clay Holmes, Robbie Waters, Austin Dehmel, Middlesex, 1:09.53
Girls Age Group Medley
Claire Treesh, Courtney Ferreira, Emma Jaques, Hannah Knight, Middlesex, 1:07.89
Boys 8/u Medley
Brennan Moore, Luke Anderson, Sebastian Mengwall, Craig Sheehan, Tokeneke, 2:08.56
Girls 8/u Medley
Clara O’Connor, Kendall Miller, Kelsey Olvany, Teresa Browner, Middlesex, 1:45.43
Boys 10/u Medley
Jamison Moore, Grant Goodrick, Henry Foster, Cole Anderson, Tokeneke, 1:31.15
Girls 10/u Medley
Josie O;Brien, Lauren Blatney, Halle Spataro, Georgia Stewart, Country Club of Darien, 1:30.43
Boys 12/u Medley
Jackson Major, David Kelly, Luke Stewart, Connor Tienken, Country Club of Darien, 1:18.74
Girls 12/u Medley
Emma Jaques, Carly Rutledge, Lindsey Ferreira, Cassie Maroney, Middlesex, 1:12.77
Co-Ed 14/u Medley
Becca Maroney, Cesar Pena, Courtney Ferreira, Robby Waters, Middlesex, 1:03.10
Co-Ed 17/u Medley
Paige Delago, Caroline Orem, Aiden Brannigan, Owen Brannigan, Woodway, 1:02.56
Boys 8/u Free
Luke Dehmel, Andrew Jaroch, Will Dehmel, Andrew Pasierb, Middlesex, 1:25.74
Girls 8/u Free
Kelsey Olvany, Kendall Miller, Lilly Bradbury, Clare Moore, Middlesex, 1:32.48
Boys 10/u Free
Charlie Hunter, Connor Martin, Thomas MacLehose, Austin Dehmel, Middlesex, 1:14.84
Girls 10/u Free
Hannah Knight, Laura Moore, Payton Miller, Catherine Hunter, Middlesex, 1:13.66
Boys 12/u Free
Charlie Keating, Luke Crowley, Austin Propper, Teddy Brannigan, Woodway, 1:10.32
Girls 12/u Free
Cassie Maroney, Carly Rutledge, Katie Martin, Lindsay Ferreira, Middlesex, 1:06.84
Co-Ed 14/u Free
Carl Hunter, Lauren Rutledge, Becca Maroney, Christian Trifone, Middlesex, 55.63
Co-Ed 17/u Free
Aiden Brannigan, Caroline Orem, Paige Delago, Owen Brannigan, Woodway, 54.75
Brennan Moore, Robbie Stewart, Jamison Moore, Pete Trisman, Connor Stephens, Tokeneke, 3:06.30
Catherine Dwyer, Elsa Karcher, Megan Slaughter, Paige Cleary, Sloane Latimer, WeeBurn Country Club, 3:01.87
Boys Age Group Free
Austin Dehmel, Alex Dehmel, Cesar Pena, Dan Sullivan, Middlesex, 1:00.25
Girls Age Group Free
Laura Moore, Cassie Maroney, Emma Jaques, Maddie Burke, Middlesex, 1:03.27