In October we were thrilled to hear that Laura McNab, Year 12, had been nominated for the Bath Chronicle Sports Awards 2017. She was named as one of the top 3 in the running for Young Sports Personality of the Year!
Earlier this year Laura was chosen to represent Great Britain at European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel. She was part of the mixed medley relay team that won a bronze medal at the Championships, as well as setting personal best times in her individual events. She earned her place in the team after a stunning performance at the British Summer Championships, where she won and became British Champion in the 100m freestyle, and was the silver medallist in the 50m and 200m freestyle events in the age 16 category.
Laura was nominated for the award by Karen Bowen, of Team Bath AS, where she trains 16 hours a week, including two 6am sessions a week. This is all whilst volunteering at Stratton House Residential Home, and helping out with the Latin Club here at school. She is also hoping to study medicine at University, and juggles her commitments alongside a very busy A Level timetable, and volunteering at the RUH twice a week!
Over the years, Laura has achieved numerous sporting accolades including winning gold for five consecutive years at the British Schools Biathlon Championship, representing The Royal High School.
Laura is a real inspiration and is known as a hero at her club and within our school. She was pipped to the post for the Young Personality of the Year award, but we are sure that Bath and the world will see a lot more of Laura in years to come.