Daniel Savage and Layla Black set British Age Group records as the English development squad scooped 12 golds at the Energy Standard Cup in Lignano, Italy.
The Energy Standard Cup is a four-nation meet between junior teams from England, Italy, Germany and a mixed team of Russia and Ukraine with events held for two age groups for each sex.
City of Leeds 14-year old breaststroke specialist Black was one of the top swimmers at the meet, claiming gold over 50m Breaststroke in a PB 32.57, silver in the 100m Breast in 1:10.18 and gold in the 200m Breast in a British Age Group record 2:27.92.
Northampton swimmer Savage had only set his previous 14 yrs British Age Group 50m Butterfly record of 25.89 earlier this month at the Midland Spring Championships in Corby.
But he strengthened his grip on the record with a 25.76 blast in Italy to claim silver in his age group before adding 100m Fly bronze in 57.96 later in the meet.
Among the other British success stories from the weekend, Ellesmere College Titans’ Tazmin Pugh stood out with three golds and a silver, all in personal best times.
The 15-year old, who won medals over both 100m and 200m Fly at last year’s National Age Group Championships, bagged a Butterfly hat-trick in Italy with golds over 50m (27.55), 100m (1:00.33) and 200m Fly (2:12.39) as well as 800m Free silver in 8:54.84.
Borough of Kirklees’ Kyle Chisholm also bagged a couple of golds, doubling up over 200m Free and 400m Free in 1:50.66 and 3:57.15 respectively, while Pugh’s Ellesmere College 13-year old teammate Ellinor Southward clocked a PB 1:03.94 to take the honours in the 100m Backstroke.
There were three more golds in the breaststroke events as 14-year old Swim Trafford swimmer Holly Rowlinson set a PB 33.92 for 50m Breast gold and 1:14.55 for the title in the 100m Breast while 18-year old City of Birmingham swimmer Luke Davies came out on top in the 200m Breast with a PB 2:14.30 effort.
Stockport Metro swimmer Harrison Coulter was the other English gold medallist of the weekend, the 15-year old taking the touch with a PB 16:01.04 in the 1500m Freestyle.