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Lauren Boyle - NZL

Lauren attended her first swim lesson at age 7. She then started traveling internationally for swimming at 16. Lauren is one of New Zealand's greatest female swimmers. In 2013 she claimed three bronze medals at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, becoming only the second New Zealander to do and the first woman to ever do so at a World Championships.

Age - 28


Height - 1.83m


Event - Freestyle


Lauren attended her first swim lesson at age 7. She then started traveling internationally for swimming at 16. Lauren is one of New Zealand's greatest female swimmers. In 2013 she claimed three bronze medals at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, becoming only the second New Zealander to do and the first woman to ever do so at a World Championships.



Swimming in New Zealand isn’t just a sport, it’s a life skill.



New Zealand Champs, 2012



  • 4 Golds


World Championships, Istanbul 2012



  • 1 Gold


World Championships, Barcelona 2013



  • 3 Bronze


Pan Pacific Champs, 2014



  • 2 Silvers

  • 1 Bronze


World Champs (LC) 2015



  • 2 silvers


What motivates you?
Improving my times, my stroke technique and elements of my race.


Most memorable sporting moment so far?
My three podium finishes at the 2013 FINA World Champs.


Do you have any pre-race rituals?
I like to wear a different nail colour/pattern before each race.


Do you have any hobbies?
I like gardening and have a bit of a veggie garden.


How do you relax?
I train indoors, so I like to do something outside in my free time.


What was the last book you read?
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling.


What’s playing on your iPod right now?
A real mix – from Daft Punk’s Doin’ It Right to fellow Kiwi, Lorde.


What is your pre-race ritual?
Wear a different nail colour before every race