Hayley started swimming competitively at age 9 and has been a NZ National Age Group and Senior medallist multiple times. Originally from Whangarei, Hayley moved to Auckland at age 17 to try and improve her swimming.
After representing New Zealand at the 2018 World Short Course Championships Hayley is now focussed firmly on Olympic selection in the 800m/1500m Freestyle. She is a member of the Phoenix Aquatics team and trains under the guidance of Head coach – David Lyles.
A Sport & Recreation student at Auckland University of Technology part time, Hayley is also a qualified swim instructor and has been teaching since 2018. After completing her studies and making the Olympic Games, Hayley’s dream job is to be an outdoor instructor at OPC or outward bound.