Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe stole the show with an outstanding performance to defend their Duet title on the final day of the ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships 2015.
Competing in the 13-15 Yrs age group for the last time in their careers, the City of Bristol pair scored an impressive 75.2667 for their routine to finish more than 23 points clear of the field with a final tally of 147.3473.
Shortman and Thorpe are two of the most exciting young synchro swimmers in the country, having competed internationally during 2014 and been selected to train with the English senior and junior squads for next season.
And the pair, who finished first and second respectively in the Solo competition, were a cut above in the domestic Duet, performing their adapted version of Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici's Olympic routine from London 2012.
“We’ve been training that routine all year and gone to quite a few competitions with it,” said Thorpe.
“It’s definitely progressed a lot over the year and I think that was one of our best swims of a hard routine.”
Having won her first National Age Group Solo title yesterday, Hannah Randall doubled up with victory in the 15-18 Yrs Duet.
Randall combined with Rushmoor teammate Jorja Brown, with whom she won the ASA National title earlier in the year, to score 71.5333 for their routine and 142.8644 overall.
Meanwhile, there was victory for U12 Yrs Duet champion Mimi Gray in the Solo event as the Reading Royals swimmer defended her title from last year with a routine score of 63.4667 and a overall tally of 132.0826.
Gray was back on the podium later in the day with her Reading teammates as they won Team gold, scoring 60.0333 for their energetic routine.
There were also clean sweeps for Shortman and Randall as City of Bristol – featuring both Shortman and Thorpe – won the 13-15 Yrs Team event after scoring 64.7000 for their routine, and Rushmoor took the 15-18 Yrs Team title on 138.0061 after their routine earned them 72.1333.