Laura Morley of The Bahamas showed her readiness for her National Championships and a possible CAC Games berth with a near record swim in the 200 metres breaststroke event over the weekend.

At the TYR Pro Swim Series meet held in Indianapolis she clocked 2:34.59 (split time 1:15.51) to earn herself a second swim in the event held on Thursday May 17. That performance earned Laura a lane in the B Final . In that she race she rattled her national record of 2:32.98 when she stopped the clock in a sixth place time of 2:33.50.She  had set the Bahamian senior national record at the 2017 edition of the meet on March 2.

Swim/Dive vs. Cincinnati, 10/01/15_Mike Dickbernd
Laura Morley Photo courtesy of Mike Dickbernd


2017 2018
34.83 35.67
38.70 38.84
39.62 39.21
39.83 39.78
2:32.98 2:33.50

When draftingthecaribbeancontacted her she spoke about training leading up to the meet , the race itself and plas for the rest of the season

“Before competition, training has been pretty hard. I didn’t get any rest for this meet so I was really pleased with my 200 breaststroke this weekend considering the circumstances.After my morning swim of the 200, I knew that I had a good chance to set up a good swim in finals. It was still a little choppy but a really good first swim of the long course season. Overall I am really pleased with the swim.Now that my first long course meet is in the books, my plan is to get right back into hard training for the rest of the summer. I will be going home for Nationals (2018 RBC National Championships to be held from June 16-19) in about a month and then hopefully I will get selected for the CAC Games in Columbia (July 19 to August 2).Looking forward to the rest of the long course season.

Laura Morley
Laura Morley Photo courtesy of

Morley has won the Bahamas senior national title in the 200 metre breaststroke three of the last four years with wins in 2017, 2016 and 2014.

She placed fifth in Indianapolis  in the D final of the 100 metre breaststroke in a time of 1:14.26 (split time 35.47).



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