Local girls' high school swimming kicked off with the Northwest Conference Relays on Friday, Sept. 7, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center and Squalicum was the big winner.
Squalicum won the 200 medley relay with a time of 2 minutes, .25 seconds. Team members were Abby Vonfeldt, Josephine Hegeberg, Olivia Nielsen and Maddi Dohm.
The Storm team of Nielsen, Kaitlin Doyle, Kathryn Monahan and Savannah McGhee won the 200 fly relay with a time of 2:05.90.
Squalicum also won the 200 breast relay with a time of 2:27.04. Team members were Shaye Fowler, Julie Rogers, Doyle and Hegeberg.
The Storm team of Vonfeldt, Ivana Witt, Fowler and Dohm won the 200 back relay with a time of 2:11.57.
Squalicum also won the diving relay, which divers rotate out for each dive, with a score of 166.7.
Squalicum also won the six-person innertube relay to earn bragging rights for the season.
Sehome's team of Shirley Lam, Ellie Poehlman, Molly McGuire and Gwendolyn Roley won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:50.92.
The Mariners also won the 400 IM relay with time of 4:41.58. Team members were Zoe Sheinkopf, Roley, McGuire and Lam.
The Sehome team of Lam, Poehlman, McGuire and Roley won the 400 free relay in a time of 4:01.13.
Sehome coach Don Helling said the event is a good way to begin.
"This is a fun way to start the season off. All the teams really had a good showing for this early in the season," Helling said in a phone interview. "Coaches were pleased and this is a good way to start before the dual meets start next week."