UCLA Swimming & Diving BIO
Taylor Carlson
Player Profile:
Taylor Carlson 1264064
Position: Breast/Spr. Free
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: Las Lomas HS

Swam a career-best 1:02.34 to adance to the B Final of the 100 Breaststroke at the Pac-12 Championships ... Posted a season-best 2:17.00 in the 200 Breaststroke at Pac-12's to reach the C Final, where she finished 24th ... Earned CSCAA Scholar All-America and Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.

Carlson swam at the Los Angeles Invitational, finishing 10th in the 100 Breaststroke (career-best 1:13.11) and 15th in the 200 Breast (2:38.74).

Was a part of the 200 Medley Relay at the NCAA Championships, which finished 23rd (1:38.72) … had a season-best swim in the 100 Breaststroke at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 22nd with a time of 1:03.32 … placed second in the 100 Freestyle at San Diego and third at Washington State … was third (WSU), fourth (Utah) and fifth (California) in the 100 Breast and fourth in the 200 Breast at Stanford … was a member of the winning 400 Free Relay team at USD and the first-place 200 Free Relay squad at the Oregon State/UCSB/FGCU meet … posted a career-best swim of 2:16.78 in the C Final of the 200 Breast at the Texas Invitational, also finishing 20th in the 100 Breast … also swam at the UNLV Fall Invite … was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all three quarters and also earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention accolades.

Qualified for the U.S. Open after being a part of the winning team in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:51.94) at the California Summer Sectionals in Santa Clarita ... swam at the Los Angeles Invitational and was a part of the winning 400 Free Relay and the second-place 200 Free Relay (1:48.96) ... was also ninth in the 50 Free (27.03) and the 100 Free (58.06) and 13th in the 100 Breaststroke ... was 12th in the 100 Breast (1:16.61), 12th in the 100 Free and 16th in the 50 Free at the Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine.

Was a part of the sixth-place 400 Freestyle Relay (3:19.88) squad at the Pac-12 Championships ... was also 19th in the 100 Breaststroke (career-best 1:02.75) and swam a personal-best 50 Fre (23.74), 100 Free (50.76) and 200 Free (1:51.15) at Pac-12’s ... finished fourth at Stanford in the 100 Breast ... was on the first-place 200 Medley Relay squad against Simon Fraser and the first-place 400 Free Relay team versus San Diego State/Kansas ... placed eighth in the 800 Free Relay (7:26.34) and ninth in the 200 Free Relay (1:34.10) at the AT&T Winter National Championships (Austin, Texas) ... was eighth in the 100 Breast at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach and also had a season-best 2:21.72 in the 200 Breaststroke ... finished second versus Arizona State/San Diego in the 100 Breaststroke ... earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the Fall and Spring quarters and was named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Montreal.

Was out for the 2012 portion of the season due to mono ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Earned four varsity letters in swimming … four-time All-American in the 100 Breaststroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay her senior year … junior National qualifier in the 100 Breast and 50/100 Free … helped set the DFAL record in the 200 Medley Relay (Breaststroke leg) … finished third in the 100 Breast and fourth in the 100 Free at the North Coast Section Championships … competed for the Terrapins Swim Team … placed third in the 400 Free Relay at the 2010 Junior National meet … finished ninth with the 400 Medley Relay at the 2011 Junior National Meet.

Born June 22, 1993 in Walnut Creek, Calif. … daughter of Kim and Michael Carlson … has one sister, Kasey, who swam at USC, and one brother, Connor … psychology major.

Taylor Carlson’s Career Bests
100 Breaststroke (Short Course) 1:02.34
200 Breaststroke (Short Course) 2:16.78
50 Freestyle (Short Course) 23.74
100 Freestyle (Short Course) 50.76
200 Freestyle (Short Course) 1:51.15
100 Breaststroke (Long Course) 1:13.11
50 Freestyle (Long Course) 27.03
100 Freestyle (Long Course) 58.06

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