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Lauren Quigley

Lauren Quigley continues a tradition of world class swimmers in her family, her mother Yvonne Stanley having swum internationally and her aunt Gaynor Stanley having competed for Team GB at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Lauren Quigley Profile

Date of Birth 28th February 1995
Born Stockport
Team/Club Stockport Metro
Coach Sean Kelly
She underlined her potential as a 16-year old, winning her first British senior medal with 50m Backstroke bronze at the 2011 British Gas Swimming Championships, then adding silver on her international debut at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade.

After making two finals at the Olympic Trials in London, Quigley repeated the feat at the European Short Course Championships in Chartres, finishing sixth in the 50m Backstroke and seventh in the 100m Back.

Having won her first national title with 100m Backstroke gold at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships, Quigley impressed to reach the 50m Back final and 100m Back semi-finals on her World Championship debut in Barcelona later in the year.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Backstroke 27.90 2014 NR
Long Course 100m Backstroke 1:00.01 2014  
Long Course 200m Backstroke 2:09.79 2014  
Short Course 50m Backstroke 27.08 2012  
Short Course 100m Backstroke 58.22 2012  
Short Course 200m Backstroke 2:09.54 2012  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
World Championships 50m Backstroke 2013 28.33 8th
  100m Backstroke   1:00.96 12th
  200m Backstroke   2:14.27 25th
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:58.67 6th
European Short Course Championships 50m Backstroke 2012 27.08 6th
  100m Backstroke   58.74 7th
  200m Backstroke   2:09.54 11th
  4x50m Medley Relay   1:51.27 11th
European Junior Championships 50m Freestyle 2011 27.58 30th
  50m Backstroke   28.93 SILVER
  100m Backstroke   1:03.99 9th
  200m Backstroke   2:18.02 11th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Freestyle 2014 25.57 6th
  100m Freestyle   57.51 16th
  200m Freestyle   2:00.92 10th
  50m Backstroke   27.90 GOLD
  100m Backstroke   1:00.16 SILVER
  200m Backstroke   2:09.79 GOLD
  50m Backstroke 2013 28.16 SILVER
  100m Backstroke   1:00.07 GOLD
  200m Backstroke   2:10.15 SILVER
  100m Freestyle 2012 57.60 53rd
  100m Backstroke   1:01.16 4th
  200m Backstroke   2:12.39 5th
  50m Freestyle 2011 27.64 25th
  100m Freestyle   59.36 35th
  200m Freestyle   2:05.68 25th
  800m Freestyle   9:02.24 15th
  50m Backstroke   29.38 BRONZE
  100m Backstroke   1:03.23 12th
  200m Backstroke   2:17.39 7th
  50m Freestyle 2010 27.38 23rd
  100m Freestyle   59.24 30th
  200m Freestyle   2:06.26 35th
  800m Freestyle   9:01.46 21st
  50m Backstroke   29.66 4th
  100m Backstroke   1:04.34 18th
  200m Backstroke   2:18.47 13th
  200m Individual Medley   2:23.40 23rd
  50m Freestyle 2009 27.63 32nd
  100m Freestyle   59.32 34th
  200m Freestyle   2:10.07 44th
  800m Freestyle   9:11.54 27th
  100m Backstroke   1:06.77 27th
  200m Backstroke   2:22.51 29th
  200m Individual Medley   2:23.23 26th
  400m Freestyle 2008 4:35.77 44th
  800m Freestyle   9:35.29 29th
  200m Backstroke   2:25.35 40th
  400m Individual Medley   5:13.74 33rd


Favourite event: 50m / 100m Backstroke

Finest ever performance: Winning 100m Backstroke gold at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships

Role models: My mum (Yvonne Quigley, nee Stanley), and my auntie (Gaynor Willis, nee Stanley)

My aspirations are: To be the best in the world


If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: A footballer

Tip for the top: Do what you enjoy, enjoy what you do

Life after swimming: We will see...

Would most like to meet: Everyone who supports me!

Most prized possession: My teddy!

Biggest influence on career: My brother, training partner and best friend Grant.


Sports: Football (support Manchester United)

Band/music: Chris Brown and Michael Jackson.

Food: Mum's bolognese or Thai food!

Hobbies: Spending time with family and my best friend.


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