Lancashire are the most dominant team in County Team Championship history, having won the event 20 times in total, including for the past 14 consecutive years.
While they didn’t quite reach 500 points last year, they scored 493 to finish a full 46 points clear of Yorkshire.
Trafford Metro swimmer Jack O’Brien was the only individual swimmer to bring home maximum points 12 months ago. He won the 14/15 Yrs 100m Breaststroke.
But Lancashire’s typical strength in depth was underlined by victories in all three age groups of men’s relay, as well as the final Mixed 6x50m Medley Relay.
Once again, the Red Rose boast an intimidating team with talent coursing through their age groups.
O’Brien steps up into the 16/17 Yrs Age Group while Crosby’s Athena Clayson won the 12/13 Yrs 100m Freestyle two years ago.
Leyland Barracudas swimmer Pia Murray won 100m Fly gold at this year’s British Summer Championships. City of Liverpool’s Tobey Ryland also reached the British Summer Championship podium with bronze in the 50m Fly.
In the youngest age group, 12-year old Olivia Herron from City of Salford caught the eye as she won the 100m and 200m Breaststroke double, as well as 100m Fly gold, at the ASA Summer Nationals.