Lauren Boyle

World Champion silver medalist and two-time Olympian Lauren Boyle has teamed up with Water Safety New Zealand to help keep New Zealand school pools open.

Around 156 school pools have closed in the past six years and a further 130 nationwide are at risk of being shut down permanently. Together with WSNZ, Lauren wants to stop the flood of school pools closing.

Lauren’s passion for competitive swimming started when she was eight years old as part of the West Auckland Aquatics Club. Lauren recently became the only New Zealand swimmer to have won five world championship medals and is well on track to be medal potential for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Lauren graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In Berkeley, she was an NCAA champion as part of the Cal Bears swim team.

Lauren now spends most of her time training and racing all over the world.  As a water safety ambassador she will visit at risk school pools, and write and speak about the important role school pools play in New Zealand’s education system.

We’re thrilled to have Lauren onboard to raise further awareness of the issue facing school pools, and to inspire young New Zealanders to learn swimming and water safety skills.

More here about Save our School Pools.