SMITH Lauren < Back  
Sport Synchronised Swimming
CGA Scotland   
Gender Female
Born 12 Jan 1983 in Frimley, ENG
Height1.60 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Aldershot, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Event Management
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started synchronised swimming when she was 11.
Why this sport? Her sister did synchronised swimming.
Name of coach Loli Montico
Training Regime 30 hours a week
General Interest
Nicknames Loz, Lolly. (Sportcentric, 09 Jan 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the overall trophy at the 2004 and 2005 National Championships and getting into the Great Britain Performance Squad. Also, qualifying for the Commonwealth Games. (Great Britain Media Guide, 01 Jan 2007)
Most influential person in career Her parents, her friends and her coaches. (British Swimming, 09 Jan 2007)
Hero / Idol Great Britain runner and Olympic Games champion Kelly Holmes, France's European and world champion synchro swimmer Virginie Dedieu and Adele Carlsen. (British Swimming, 09 Jan 2007, Great Britain Media Guide, 01 Jan 2007)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs During competition she likes to listen to her favourite music, so she can block out the stresses around her. (British Swimming, 09 Jan 2007)

She prepares by walking through the routine and focusing on her performance. She always does a mental rehearsal. (Great Britain Media Guide, 01 Jan 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Dedication and commitment. It's all about mental toughness and wanting to do it." (Sportcentric, 09 Jan 2007)

"Stay motivated, focus on your goal and learn from your mistakes." (Great Britain Media Guide, 01 Jan 2007)
Other sports She played in the 1st team for hockey at the University of Wolverhampton and her team came second in the league.(Great Britain Media Guide, 01 Jan 2007)
Ambitions She wants to get a good job that she enjoys. (British Swimming, 09 Jan 2007)

"Hopefully living abroad." (Great Britain Media Guide, 01 Jan 2007)
Other information CAPTAINCY
She is the team captain of the Great Britain squad. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010)

Her sister has also competed in synchronised swimming and was once a National Age Group solo, duet and team champion. (Sportcentric, 09 Jan 2007)