Laura compiled an impressive record in her swimming as an age group in Rhode Island Representing the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club, and later, the Little Rhody Aquatic Club, Laura set numerous Rhode Island meet and resident records. As an eleven 11-12 year old Laura placed in eleven events winning the 100 meter butterfly, the 200 meter individual medley. Her times in the butterfly and individual medley events set new Rhode Island Resident records. Throughout age group career, Laura continued to win many Rhode Island and New England titles often establishing new meet and resident records. At one point, Laura had 100 breast, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM.

At Lincoln High School, Laura captained the team, was an individual event champion at the Bay View Invitational and earned first team Journal Bulletin All State Honors in the 200 medley relay, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, and 400 freestyle relay.

Laura became a student and scholarship athlete at the University of Rhode Island. During all four years Laura competed and earned her varsity letter, was recognized by her coaches and fellow athletes as the Most Improved (1989), was elected Captain (1991 ) and continued her record setting ways by establishing a new record in the 200 individual medley (1989), and the 800 free relay (1989).

For her accomplishments Laura in 1989 Laura was named to the All New England Intercollegiate Swim Team.

Through 2000, Laura continued her involvement in swimming as a High School Swim Coach at Sierra High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has also continued to compete representing the Colorado Springs United States Masters Swimming.