Ponds Forge, Sheffield, was packed out on Sunday as the ASA County Team Champs took place.
The pool was split into two 25m ends with Division 1 and Division 2 teams racing at the same time. This made for an exciting few hours, and with some very tight finishes, a fast paced day too.
Winners: Lancashire (506 pts)
Second: Somerset (472 pts)
Third: Yorkshire (427 pts)
Below: Lancashire Team Captains Lewis Clough and Shauntelle Austin
Helping the Red Rose team win the crown for the 13th year running, and bagging themselves top spots, were Athena Clayson (100m Free) and Johnny Rowland (100m Free) in the 12/13 Yrs age group; and Brearnna Close (100m Fly) and Katie Matts (100m Breast) in the 16/17 Yrs age group.
Also in the 4x50m Medley races, top spots went to the Girls and Boys 12/13 Yrs teams and the Boys 16/17 team.
Winners: Devon (484 pts)
Second: Worcestershire (446 pts)
Third: Suffolk (435 pts)
In the other half of the pool, a much closer contest was fought. A mention has to go to Dorset who missed the podium by just 5 points, having swum a lot of great races.
Included in Devon’s point tally for the top spot were Andrea Todorovic (100m Breast) and Tegan Drew (100m Back), winning their races in the 12/13 Yrs age group, while both the Boys 12/13 and 14/15 Yrs 4x50m Medley teams also swam for glory.