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My name is Laura Quilter and I’m a fan of perfectly timed puns, random challenges and eating medium sized popcorn buckets by myself at the movies.

I was also a competitive athlete for over 15 yearsswimming-headshot-quitler.

As a swimmer, I represented New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and have won national titles in Butterfly, Backstroke and Freestyle events.

As a surf lifesaver, I have represented New Zealand at the 2012, 2014 and 2016 Lifesaving World Championships. I am an individual World Champion and current World Record Holder.

Representing New Zealand, racing abroad and balancing training with studies has taught me a number of lessons about doubt, mindset and values.

Now officially a swammer, I’m passionate about passing on what I have learned and helping others where I can.

I’m conversational, honest and enjoy memes, so the content on this site is a mashup of serious and light writing.
Happy reading.

Contributor to:

The Huffington Post Australia

AUT Millennium

Ocean Swim Series

SwimSwam

Business North Harbour

Recent Posts

Quilts on Tour: Our South Auckland Holiday

South Auckland… it’s not often the first pick for an idyllic holiday in New Zealand. Yet, perched on the back doorstep of New Zealand’s largest city, there’s a world I’ve never experienced. Thanks to my dads affinity with our Nation’s history and its events, my mum, my brother Ben, my partner Alex, and I, found … Continue reading Quilts on Tour: Our South Auckland Holiday

14 Things I learned as a FISU Young Reporter at the 2017 Summer Universiade

In the 14 Days I was in Taipei City as a FISU Young Reporter at the Summer Universiade, I wrote over 20 articles, sat in on 12 lectures, attended my first ever press conference, watched three sports for the first time, missed more deadlines than I made, experienced Taipei tea culture and tried pigs blood … Continue reading 14 Things I learned as a FISU Young Reporter at the 2017 Summer Universiade

The Reporter Diaries #12: (Athletics) Fusing Sport and Education.

What’s the key to fusing sport and education? “You can’t burn the candle at both ends”. That’s the message from New Zealand middle distance runner, Simon Rogers. An undergraduate in the United States of America, a Masters student in New Zealand and now pursuing a PhD in Australia, the 1500m track runner understands what it … Continue reading The Reporter Diaries #12: (Athletics) Fusing Sport and Education.

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