Adam Peaty led the way at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre as he returned to record-breaking form and topped the medal table with four golds.
Peaty found himself in the unusual position of the second step of the podium at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in the 50m breaststroke, having to settle for silver behind Cameron van der Burgh.
He still won the 100m breaststroke, but was a little way off his own world records in both events. In Glasgow, however, he was back on form, setting a new world mark in the longer event.
Peaty swam 57.10 seconds in that event, while he added the 50m and two relay golds, the men’s and mixed 4x100m medleys.
Peaty was one of three swimmers to finish the meet with four top spots, as Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström was equally impressive on her way to four individual golds.
The Swedish star dominated the sprint events, claiming the 50m and 100m freestyle and butterfly, with the pick of the races a victory by one hundredth over Pernille Blume in the 50m free.
Russia’s Yuliya Efimova was the other swimmer to finish with four golds, dominating the breaststroke events as well as playing her part in the women’s medley relay.
Elsewhere Kliment Kolesnikov joined Peaty in breaking a world record, beating Liam Tancock’s previous best in the 50m backstroke with his 24 flat.
Kolesnikov was one of a number of swimmers to finish the meet with three golds, alongside Briton Duncan Scott, who won the 200m freestyle, along with a pair of relay golds.
On the women’s side, Italy’s Simona Quadarella dominated the distance freestyle while France’s Charlotte Bonnet matched Scott with 200m free success along with two relay wins.
The question is, which of those swimmers will taste more success at the LEN European Short Course Championships 2019 in the same pool?