“A marine view as picturesque as any that can be found in the world - a little beach of solid stone, a little bay, a slender rocky peninsula, and a lighthouse in the distance, all properly combined with passing boats to suggest the charm of the great ocean.”
Written by Edward Bigelow, publisher of The Guide to Nature, as he looked out over the waters of Long Island Sound from Rocky Point in 1927.
Rocky Point Club wins 3rd straight FCSL title; Roxbury finishes second
by David Fierro
STAMFORD -- From 1991-2011 Roxbury Swim Club captured 18 Fairfield County Swimming League titles, including a stretch in which it claimed the championship 12 consecutive years. Yet the past three summers have seen one of Roxbury's rivals take the celebratory dip in the pool after the final team standings were announced at the championship meet's conclusion.
Greenwich-based Rocky Point Club has a nice little success streak of its own going, one it continued Saturday with a standout performance at Roxbury Swim & Tennis Club in Stamford. After being edged by Roxbury Swim Club in the Division I Championships recently, Rocky Point Club ended its summer season in style once again, winning the FCSL Championships for the third straight season, amassing 1,142.5 team points. Roxbury was the runner-up (1,070.5), followed by Shore & Country Club of Stamford (811), Middlesex Club (688.5) and Waveny Swim Team (581).
"I am so proud of our team," said Alex Walsh of Rocky Point, who won three individual events, two of which broke FCSL records. "We were so ecstatic when we heard that we won after the meet. Even with the lack of 10-under and 8-under swimmers, everyone did a great job of pumping each other up and staying ready. We won due to team spirit."
Said Rocky Point head coach Terry Lowe: "Our team really came on strong from the beginning of the summer. We had so many clutch performers today and received a lot of excellent swims."
Reminder from the Gatehouse
Please note that during the Summer Rocky opens at 9:00 am, no member may enter until the gate is opened. Closing time must be observed, when the warning bell rings 15 minutes before closing time you should begin packing. Please promptly exit the Club at closing time.