On May 5th, 1996 Michaela Morris was born to parents Jimmy and Holly Morris. At a young age Michaela became involved in private swimming lessons with Susan Littlefield of Duxbury, Massachusetts. Michaela showed great potential and was therefore influenced to join Littlefield’s recreational team, the Aquadux at just the age of seven. From there, Michaela advanced onto join the Bernals Gators Swim Club out of Duxbury, where she swam until she was ten. However, due to a change in the program, Michaela joined the Weymouth Club waves team at the age of ten, and swam under them for the next two years. After a hiatus from the sport, Michaela re-entered the world of swimming in her freshman year of high school when she joined the Duxbury High School team. In her four years as a Duxbury Dragon, Michaela thrived and accomplished many things. In addition to swimming for her high school, Michaela swam for the Kingfish Club Team, under her childhood coach Jay Craft. After Michaela graduated from Duxbury High, she ventured to Boston, Massachusetts where she currently swim as a Simmons College Shark under coach Mindy Williams. As a freshman, Michaela stood out from the crowd and proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Michaela trains and competes in butterfly events, and is known for her stellar underwaters, her spirit, and her dance moves on the pool deck!
In her time as a Duxbury Dragon, Michaela received many accolades. She achieved the Patriot League All-Star, and qualified and competed at the Massachusetts Sectionals and State Championships all four years. In addition, in her junior year she received the Team Spirit Award!
In her first season as a Simmons Shark, Michaela was named the “GNAC Rookie of the Week” several times, in addition to sharing the “ECAC Rookie of the Week” with teammate Natalie Giraldi. Michaela made quite the impression at both the 2014 GNAC Championships and the 2015 NEISDA Championships where she placed top eight and scored in all of her events. In addition, Michaela was on the first team to ever represent Simmons College at the 2015 ECAC Championships, as she helped the Sharks to place in both the 200 and 400 Medley Relays.
Michaela is currently undecided in her major at Simmons College, but is interested in pursuing a degree in Psychology!