AUGUSTA -- The Porter-Gaud boys and First Baptist girls ruled the pool Saturday during the SCISA state swimming championships.
Porter-Gaud defended its Class AAA boys crown, while First Baptist won its fifth consecutive Class AA/A girls title.
Led by Brent Demarest, Porter-Gaud scored 258 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Pinewood Prep (161).
Demarest won two individual gold medals, capturing the 500-yard freestyle in state record time (4:56.69), and also winning the 200 individual medley.
Porter-Gaud won five individual events as well as three relay events.
"We knew we were the favorites going in, and I told the team to go out and win and win big," said Porter-Gaud coach Michael Walsh. "They had a great day."
Riley Daen joined Demarest as a double-winner, taking the 200 free and the 100 butterfly. Daen placed second to Demarest in the 500, also breaking the previous state record.
Cyclones teammate Banks Wannamaker won the 100 breaststroke, and Pinewood Prep's Florian Vogt won the 100 free.
First Baptist claimed victories in 10 events, including the 200 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay, in which Sara Stansell, Logan Kraft, Meredith Lackey and Abbey Moore combined to set a state record in 3:46.09, breaking the mark of 3:50.97 set by First Baptist in 2007.
Kraft captured two individual golds with wins in the 200 and 500 free events. Lackey captured first in the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.
Stansell was first in the 100 free and 100 backstroke, and Moore won the 50 free. Palmetto Christian's Abigail Boling was first in the 100 breaststroke.
"It was a great day for us," said First Baptist coach Sara Kraft. "We did what we expected to do. The girls all performed very well and setting a state record was really icing on the cake."
The First Baptist boys were fourth in the Class AA/A competition. First Baptist won the 200 medley relay, and Lucas Langston won gold in the 500 free and 100 backstroke, while teammate Casey Buck won the 200 free.
Palmetto Christian's Will Kramer won the 50 free and 100 free.