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Laura Lawrence and her dad, Tom Wilson.


 “The reason that I got back into swimming, I didn't even realize what I was needing. I think it was somewhere just buried deep down that swimming would help me through, like it did before.”

Laura grew up in the East Bay of San Francisco. She loved summer league swimming and passing out on her towel from the sun and exercise.

But there was a sad part of her life as well. Her dad’s habit of disappearing was hard on a young girl’s confidence. But swimming changed that. And with the confidence she gained from swimming, she changed her dad’s life too.

Listen to this inspiring story of how little ripples turn into big waves.

Laura (right) and her mom both swim for Walnut Creek Masters.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about this.

At the 2018 US Masters Short Course Nationals, Laura had 5 Top 10 finishes. She had 4 Top Tens for the entire season. In the 100 Fly she finished 11th.

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Thank you to Caroline Leland for production assistance. Her excellent writing makes the narration so much better!


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