Kent won their first National County Team Championships title after a nail-biting race for the top spot which went down to the wire.
Victory in the final event of the competition ensured they finished top of Division One by the narrow margin of four points from second-placed Yorkshire.
Kent had held a slender lead throughout the competition but were pegged back by Yorkshire and the two counties were locked on 442 points with only two events remaining.
However, Kent sealed victory in the Mixed Open 300m Freestyle Relay – their fourth win of the afternoon – to take the top spot and spark wild celebrations.
They also finished second four times and third once to significantly better their previous best finish at the National County Team Championships of third in 2016 and 2019.