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My name is Laura Quilter and I’m a fan of dry jokes, random challenges and swimming. 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 won national titles in Butterfly, Backstroke and Freestyle events.

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

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

Happy reading.

Contributor to:

The Huffington Post Australia

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Ocean Swim Series

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Melding mind with body: Table Tennis & Fencing

Athletes from Table Tennis and Fencing explain what drew them to their sports. Sport often conjures ideas of brawn, muscle or innate talent. But not all sports are won and lost with physicality. Some sports, such as table tennis, require athletes to think rapidly, react and strategize during competition. At 28 year’s old, this will … Continue reading Melding mind with body: Table Tennis & Fencing

Life Inside the World University Games Athlete Village

What is it like to visit a village brimming with athletes from around the globe? It’s a wave of colour, energy and enthusiasm. National flags hang from 34 tall buildings in this years Athlete Village, located in in Linkou District, New Taipei City. This home-away-from-home for over 7,000 athletes, coaches and support staff features a … Continue reading Life Inside the World University Games Athlete Village

The Commonwealth Games: 4×100 Freestyle Relay

The room is brimming with gladiators. The air is tense, clouded by emotion and feverish excitement. My armour is slick and black, it presses in to my skin. I give my countries name and watch as the official scratches a pen through the page. The marshal bellows from atop the staircase, we are to follow her to … Continue reading The Commonwealth Games: 4×100 Freestyle Relay

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