Glasgow 2014 will be the third Commonwealth Games for Lauren who will compete in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle and the 4 x 200m freestyle relay. Lauren represented New Zealand at the 2006 games in Melbourne where she placed 3rd and the 2010 games in Delhi where she placed 2nd. Lauren has also competed at two Olympic Games: the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London where she placed 4th. In 2012 Lauren competed at the World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Turkey where she placed 1st in the 800m freestyle and 3rd in the 400m freestyle. Lauren placed 3rd in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events at the 2013 15th FINA World Long Course Championships.