Stephens on a high

Thurrock Gazette: Essex's swim star enjoying life in Plymouth Essex's swim star enjoying life in Plymouth

SWIMMING: Essex's Laura Stephens admits it has been a “massive change” relocating to Plymouth and linking up with some of the country’s other talented elite swimmers.

But the Colchester Swimming Club member says she is enjoying her swimming scholarship and rubbing shoulders with some of the sports’ superstars.

Stephens, 14, has been sharing the pool with the likes of Olympic 100 metres breaststroke champion Ruta Meilutyte after taking up a scholarship earlier this month.

She has just begun working alongside world-class coach Jon Rudd, where she has been working towards gaining qualifying times for the

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