Taylor McKeown

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Competing in the 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke and 4 x 100m Medley Relay at the Rio Olympics

Age: 21

USC connection: USC Spartans swimmer

Taylor McKeown booked her ticket to Rio in decisive fashion at the Australian Swimming Championships, recording two personal best times.

After achieving Olympic qualification in the 100m Breaststroke, Taylor recorded a blistering time of 1:07.94 in the 200m Breaststroke – the second fastest time ever set by an Australian woman, bested only by Olympic legend Leisel Jones.

The Buderim swimmer, who has been coached by Chris Mooney since 2002, will also represent Australia in the Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay.

With a Commonwealth Games gold medal already under her belt in the 200m Breaststroke, Taylor’s sights are set on a podium finish at her debut Olympics.

Watch Taylor compete

  • Women’s 100m Breaststroke: Heats Sun 7 August 1pm (Mon 8 August 2am AEST), final Mon 8 August 10pm (Tues 9 August 11am AEST)
  • Women’s 200m Breaststroke: Heats Wed 10 August 1pm (Thurs 11 August 2am AEST), final Thurs 11 August 10pm (Fri 12 August 11am AEST)
  • Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay: Heats Fri 12 August 1pm (Sat 13 August 2am AEST), final Sat 13 August 10pm (Sun 14 August 11am AEST)
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