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Taylor Steele

  • position Breaststroke
  • height 5-9
  • class Junior
  • Hometown North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • High school Carolina Forest
  • position Breaststroke
  • height 5-9
  • class Junior
  • Hometown North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • High school Carolina Forest

Taylor Steele Bio

STEELE’S TOP TIMES
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 24.12p 11/22/19 Georgia Tech Invite Atlanta, GA
100 Breaststroke 59.72p 2/21/20 SEC Championship Auburn, AL
200 Breaststroke 2:11.32 2/22/20 SEC Championship Auburn, AL
200 IM 2:01.99p 11/18/21 Tennessee Invitational Athens, GA

! = School Record  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split | p = Prelims

AWARDS/HONORS

  • CSCAA All-American (100 Breaststroke 2020)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2020)
  • 3x CSCAA Scholar All-American (1st team – 2020, honorable mention – 2021, 2nd team – 2022)
  • 3x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022)

IN THE RECORD BOOKS

  • 2nd – 100 breaststroke
  • 6th – 200 breaststroke
  • 1st, 4th, 6th – 200 medley relay
  • 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th – 400 medley relay

2021-22 (JUNIOR)

  • Placed first in the 100 breast during the meet versus Queens and versus UNCW
  • Set a new personal best in the 200 IM during the Tennessee Invitational
  • Competed at the SEC Championships in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM

2020-21 (SOPHOMORE) 

  • Set a new personal record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.49 in a preliminary round at the SEC Championships
  • Competed in three events at the SEC Championships – 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM
  • Took home first place in the 100 breaststroke in the meet at North Carolina and in the 200 breaststroke in the meet at Georgia

2019-20 (FRESHMAN)

  • Capped off an impressive freshman season with All-America recognition in the 100 breaststroke
  • Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Reached the A-Final of the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, finishing fourth
  • Took first in her first career event, winning the 100 breast against North Carolina in 1:02.04

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Lettered for the Carolina Forest Panthers for four years
  • Was a three-time MVP
  • Earned All-State and All-Region recognition
  • Is the High School state record holder in the breaststroke
  • Individual best times:
    • 100 breast 59.72
    • 200 breast 2:11.32

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