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Laura Kinley

A gifted young swimmer, Laura came of age in 2012 when she won 22 medals and set 15 individual and team records at the Isle of Man Championship. That same year she won five medals (one bronze, three silver and a single gold) at the North West Regional Championships in Manchester. She also claimed silver at the North Zonal Region Championships in Sheffield, setting a new Isle of Man junior and senior record on her way to qualifying for the 100m breaststroke at the London Olympic Trials (open age category).

At the British International Meet a year later, Laura eclipsed Team GB’s record holder as she powered her way to sixth in the 50m breaststroke final, finishing just behind the Olympic and European champions. We value Laura’s contribution to the programme and we are very much behind her as she sets her sights on swimming stardom.

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The only Manx swimmer in the 2010 Olympic Trials

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Isle of Man record holder for 100m breaststroke

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Shortlisted for Young Achiever of the Year 2013