Julia Smit set a new mark of 4:21.04 in the 400m individual medley ahead of Dagny Knutson as the United States dominate while Hannah Miley's European record of 4:24.51 meant the E-Stars
at last had a point on the board as the USA had raced to a 22-1 lead.
As for the competition, taking on the USA was always going to be a massive task for the E-Star European team.
That's a big day for swimming as 'Suit Wars' have hampered the sport for the past 18 months, but it was still a great moment for 'Rocky.' The big challenge for organisers now is to make it an actual E-star team.
Rock's victory at the Manchester Aquatics Centre was the ninth for the E-Stars
team, comprising swimmers from GB, Italy and Germany, as they went down to an emphatic 185-78 defeat by the USA.
Following on from the successful British Gas Duel in the pool held in Manchester at Christmas where the European E-Stars
went head-to-head with the USA, this event follows the same format of a clash between two competing countries.
IN RECOGNITION OF Bothal's excellent work on mutual respect and tolerance we have been invited to take part in an equality project which will lead to Bothal becoming one of the first E-stars schools in the county.
We hope to invite friends, family and community members to the school later in the summer term to view the work that our pupils have produced as part of our E-Stars campaign.
Eight of these are international channels such as Star Kungfu, Star Music, Hausa channel Star Dadin Kowa, Nollywood channel E-Stars
, Child Smile, CCTV-News, TBN and IQRAA, and seven local channels, including NTA News 24, NTA Sports, AIT, Channels TV, Silverbird and NTA Local.
team will be led by British Swimming head coach Dennis Pursley who said: "This is going to be an exciting encounter for everyone involved whether you're a swimmer, a coach or one of the thousands of spectators.
The 25-year-old is still in the process of recovering from recent knee surgery and has had to pull out of the event where the USA, including Olympic champion Michael Phelps, take on the E-Stars
, a team made up of swimmers from Great Britain, Italy and Germany.