The George Washington University: Women's Swimming

Taylor Cole
Taylor Cole

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Southlake, TX

High School:
Carroll Senior High

Height:
5-3

Event:
Free

Major:
Public health




2012-13: Swam a career-best time in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.38 seconds against George Mason (Jan. 26)...At the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 20), swam a season-best time in the 100 free (54.66) and set career-best marks in the 200 free (1:56.34) and the 500 free (5:10.37)...Helped Colonials come from behind to beat Georgetown (Jan. 19) as second leg of 200 free relay that finished third...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.

2011-12: Swam a career-fastest time of 26.50 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle at the Catholic-American tri-meet (Oct. 14)...Touched the wall in a season-best 54.40 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle at the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 22)...At the A-10 Championships, swam a career-best 1:58.05 in the 200-yard freestyle and a 5:11.71 in the 500-yard freestyle...Set a career mark in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.18 at the Catholic-American tri meet (Oct. 15)...Finished second in the 500 free at the Catholic-American tri-meet...Named to GW Department of Athletics and Recreation Academic Dean's List.

2010-11:At the Atlantic-10 Championships, was a member of the GW record-breaking 800-yard freestyle relay team...Also competed in the preliminary heats of the 200, 500 and 1650-yard freestyle events...Took home third in the 1,000-, 500- and 200-yard freestyle events against Drexel...Finished 16th in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational...Also swam on the fourth-place finishing 800-yard freestyle relay...Helped 400-yard freestyle relay team to a first-place finish at Georgetown...Won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events, and landed third in the 500-yard freestyle against Howard.

High School:Qualified for state championships in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 2009 and 2010...Named all-state in 2009 and 2010 for her performance in the 400-yard relay and was an all-state selection in 2010 for the 200-yard freestyle...Named to all-district team all four years...Helped team win the 2010 and 2009 Open Water High School State Championships...Individually finished second in the high school girls division sixth in overall age groups...Also swam for North Texas Nadadores club team for eight years...Member of National Honors Society and National Spanish Honors Society...Named NISCA Academic All-America in 2010.

Personal: BornTaylor Sutherland Cole on Sept. 29, 1991, in Raleigh, NC...Daughter of Janet and Michael Cole...Has an older sister, Lauren...Plans to major in a pre-medical field and attend medical school.

CAREER BESTS (Through 2012-13 Season)
50-Yard Freestyle 26.38 vs. George Mason (1/26/2013)
100-Yard Freestyle 54.40 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/22/2012)
200-Yard Freestyle 1:56.34 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)
500-Yard Freestyle 5:10.37 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)
1,000-Yard Freestyle 10:46.01 vs. Drexel (11/7/2010)
1,650-Yard Freestyle 18:00.10 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/23/2011)
100-Yard Backstroke 1:06.18 American-Catholic Tri-Meet (10/15/2011)
100-Yard Butterfly 1:03.66 vs. Bucknell (10/24/2010)
200-Yard Individual Medley 2:19.88 vs. Bucknell (10/24/2010)
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