GBR’s team of 21 swimmers completed their most successful European Championships topping the table with a total of 24 medals including nine golds, and achieving two world records.
Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Adam Barrett and Ben Proud put in an impressive team display to take gold in the men’s 4x100m Medley Relay.
In the individual races Walker-Hebborn took 100m Backstroke gold, adding to his Commonwealth title, along with bronze in the 50m Back.
Adam Peaty set a new British record time of 58.68 in the 100m Breaststroke qualifying, going on to win the final just ahead of teammate Ross Murdoch. He then went on to set a new World record (26.62) in the 50m Breaststroke semis, before powering home in the final to take gold. Murdoch also won silver in the 200m Breaststroke.
Walker-Hebborn and Peaty were also part of the 4x100m Mixed Medley relay team along with Jemma Lowe and Fran Halsall, who dominated the race to finish first in a new World Record time of 3:44.02.
Jazz Carlin won her first European medal with gold in the 800m Freestyle, finishing in a new PB, new Welsh record and a new European Championship time of 8:15.54. She then went on to complete her golden double storming to victory in the 400m Freestyle, setting another new PB and Welsh record time of 4:03.24.
In the women’s 50m Backstroke there was a thrilling one-two finish for Great Britain with Halsall taking the gold and Georgia Davies winning silver. Halsall went on to seal her second gold with a powerful swim in the 50m Freestyle.
Also in action was Roberto Pavoni who claimed his first senior international medals with 400m IM silver and 200m IM bronze. An incredible performance from Lizzie Simmonds saw her fight back from sixth place at the half way mark to win silver in the 200m Backstroke.
Commonwealth silver medallist Aimee Willmott returns home with 200m IM silver and 400m IM bronze, and Molly Renshaw swam an excellent final 50 in the 200m Breaststroke to come back from fifth place and claim silver in a British record 2:23.82.