Among the numerous ASA County Championships this weekend, Lancashire will host the first stage of their two-part Championships in Liverpool.
Having won the ASA National County Team Championships for the past 13 years, the county hosts some of the top swimming talent in the country and many will be on show this weekend.
Pioneer 79 swimmer Niamh Robinson will be one of the most exciting young swimmers in action in Liverpool, having competed for the Isle of Man at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and won a couple of medals at last year’s ASA National Age Group Championships.
The 15-year old has already lowered her long course PBs across the three breaststroke distances and over 100m Backstroke this season.
Robinson will take on World Junior Championship medallist Georgina Evans in the 200m Breaststroke in what could be one of the most exciting races of the weekend.
Blackpool’s Shauntelle Austin is also a Nationals medallist and in career-best form this season with long course PBs over 100m and 200m Back.
The 17-year old could prove tough to beat in both backstroke events in Liverpool, as well as the 200m Butterfly and 400m Individual Medley.
Austin will also go in the 800m Freestyle where Preston’s National Youth 400m champion will look to break eight minutes for the first time and Burnley’s Katie Rennolds will aim to build on her 8:57.23 PB from the Derventio February Festival earlier this month.
Among the men’s events, Salford’s European Youth Olympic festival medallist Lewis Clough and National Youth champion Ben Kerry will both be in action in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Butterfly respectively.