The Newport Hills Killer Whales defeated the Harbor View Dolhins, 740-578, in a South Coast Swim Conference meet June 19.
It's called, "The Battle of the Greenbelt," and has a long-term history of pitting neighbors, classmates, friends and even teammates from other sports against each other in a swim meet that traditionally has provided intense rivalries in the pool and great smiles and pats on the back after the races.
Newport Hills was led by its 13-14 boys' group, who not only swam to first-place finishes in all five individual stroke events, but also won the medley relay and freestyle relay events.
Bianca Bays in the girls' under-6 and Henry Wilde in the 9-10 boys were both three-time winners in individual stroke events for the Killer Whales. Bays was victorious in the 25-yard freestyle, the 25 breaststroke and 25 butterfly, while Wilde touched first in the 50 free, 50 fly and 100 individual medley.