Taylor Garcia took up swimming as a recreational sport in school but soon realized that the thing she hated the most about swimming competitions was losing. “The lows are just something that fuels me for the next competition," she says, "and I can just pick myself up from those disappointments."
The disappointments have been few for the sophomore who helped her high school team win its second straight Division 2 state title. The 8 time all American is also a 2 time state champion in 100 fly and says all her accomplishments wouldn’t be possible without the people around her. She says, “I have that small group of people around me who really pick me up and keep supporting me and that’s what pushes me through.”
Taylor’s ultimate goal is the Olympic Games but for right now she has her sights set on finishing high school and the next step after that. ”I’d like to go to a nice school with a good swimming program and be able to push myself to the goals that I have set and that I want to accomplish."
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