Adam Peaty returned to the long course pool for the last time in 2015 to collect double gold at the Amsterdam Swim Cup.
The 20-year old – who is shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after winning three golds at this year’s World Championships in Kazan – made light work of the field in Amsterdam to win the 50m and 100m Breaststroke double.
Having won silver in both events at last week’s European Short Course Championships in Israel, the City of Derby swimmer clocked 27.42 to take the 50m title before ducking under a minute twice in the 100m Breast, improving from a heat swim of 59.81 to 59.67 in the final.
Loughborough University’s Molly Renshaw was also in red-hot form in Amsterdam, setting PBs over 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley as well as collecting gold in her favourite 200m Breast.
The 19-year old set her fastest time of the season to win the 200m Breast title, touching in 2:24.62.
A lifetime best effort of 2:15.38 was good enough for bronze in the 200m IM while Renshaw crept 0.13 seconds under her 100m Breast PB as she finished sixth in 1:08.55.
There were eight other British medallists over the three days of competition in Amsterdam, including Renshaw’s Loughborough University teammates Dan Fogg and Roberto Pavoni who both won golds.
Fogg lifted the 800m Freestyle title in 8:04.48 before adding 1500m Free silver in 15:19.63 while Pavoni picked up 400m IM gold after a 4:16.03 swim and added 200m IM silver in 2:00.61.
Caleb Hughes also scooped two medals with bronze over both 800m and 1500m Freestyle while Nick Grainger won 400m Free silver, Andrew Weatheritt 50m Free bronze and James Wilby 100m Breast bronze.
In the women’s events, Ellie Faulkner scooped bronze in the 400m Freestyle while Imogen Clark took silver in the 50m Breast.