Swimming: Stott wins three golds and breaks two records

Lauren Stott

Lauren Stott - Credit: Archant

St Hilda’s Lauren Stott scooped the top overall performance trophy at the annual St Albans District Primary Schools Swimming Championships on Saturday.

Held on Saturday at the new sports pavilion at St Albans School, Stott won three gold medals for Year 6 girls and broke records in two of the events, butterfly and backstroke.

Five records were broken on the day with the others going to Oliver Parker (Year 5, Mount Pleasant Lane Primary), Libby Chambers (Y5, How Wood) and Bradley Borland (Y5, Aldwickbury School).

Parker also picked up three gold medals, with other notable performances coming from Guy Muncer (Roundwood Park), who was first in all four Year 6 boys’ events, and Jessica Patrick also breaking the record for the Year 6 girls’ Backstroke.

The gala, used as the basis for selecting the St Albans District team for the Hertfordshire Primary Schools Championships in May, attracted around 80 of the district’s top swimmers.

Andrew Ellis, chairman of the St Albans District Schools Swimming Association, said that with such a high level of “personal bests” achieved by the swimmers, and the number of records broken, it bodes well for the team’s chances at the Herts championships.