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|
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.
|Long Course 50m Backstroke||28.02||2013|
|Long Course 100m Backstroke||1:00.07||2013|
|Long Course 200m Backstroke||2:10.15||2013|
|Short Course 50m Backstroke||27.08||2012|
|Short Course 100m Backstroke||58.22||2012|
|Short Course 200m Backstroke||2:09.54||2012|
|World Championships||50m Backstroke||2013||28.33||8th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:58.67||6th|
|European Short Course Championships||50m Backstroke||2012||27.08||6th|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:51.27||11th|
|European Junior Championships||50m Freestyle||2011||27.58||30th|
|British Championships||50m Backstroke||2013||28.16||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2:23.40||23rd|
|200m Individual Medley||2:23.23||26th|
|400m Individual Medley||5:13.74||33rd|
IN THE POOL
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
OUT OF THE POOL
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.