Swimming & Diving


Taylor Worrell
Taylor  Worrell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westampton, N.J.

High School:
Rancocas Valley Regional HS

Event:
Freestyle

05/16/2016

Gamecocks Race Strong in Charlotte, Atlanta

Two new Gamecocks earn US Olympic Trials cuts

03/19/2016

Nied Earns All-America Honors as Gamecocks Finish NCAA Championships

South Carolina finishes with three All-Americans for first time since 2004

03/18/2016

Gamecocks Continue NCAA Championships Run

Freshmen Barksdale, Nied to represent Carolina Saturday as NCAAs come to a close

03/17/2016

Gamecocks Earn All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Vincent places fourth, Lamendola 15th in 1-meter dive

03/15/2016

Gamecocks Send Five Student-Athletes to NCAA Women's Championships

Three divers, two swimmers aim for national championships, All-America honors

02/15/2017

SEC Championships Day Two

SEC Championships Day Two

03/17/2016

2016 NCAA Championships

Pictures from the 2016 NCAA Championships - Atlanta, Ga.

02/19/2015

2015 SEC Championships

2015 SEC Championships


AWARDS/HONORS


  • 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2015 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK


  • 1st -- 500 freestyle
  • 5th -- 200 freestyle
  • 7th -- 200 butterfly
  • 4th, 5th -- 400 freestyle relay
  • 2nd, 3rd -- 800 freestyle relay

2017 (JUNIOR)
  • Finished 24th in the 500 freestyle (4:49.22), 25th in the 200 butterfly (2:00.50) and 43rd in the 200 freestyle (1:50.71) at the SEC Championships
  • Swam in six events as a junior (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 200 breaststroke)
  • Recorded a season-best time in the 200 freestyle (1:48.57) during a time trial at SECs
  • Tallied five top-five finishes throughout the regular season
  • Finished third, a season best, in the 1000 freestyle at the Texas A&M dual meet
  • Finished third, a season best, in the 200 butterfly at the SC College Invite

  • 2016 (SOPHOMORE)


  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in two events, the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle
  • Finished 26th in the 500 free (4:43.24) and 60th in the 00 free (1:49.09) at NCAAs
  • Set the Carolina school record and qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 500 freestyle swim of 4:41.67 at the Bulldog Last Chance Invitational
  • Made the A final of the 500 free at the SEC Championships, finishing seventh with a school-record time of 4:43.20
  • Also posted finishes of 26th in the 200 free (1:47.90) and 29th in the 200 butterfly (2:00.58) at the SEC Championships
  • Won the 200 freestyle at both the FGCU Invite and the ECU Tri-Meet
  • Ended the season with 10 podium swims

  • 2015 (FRESHMAN)


  • Finished 22rd overall in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships and set a personal record in the preliminary with a time of 1:47.43
  • Placed 30th in the 500 freestyle (4:49.91) and 31st in the 200 butterfly (2:00.57), clocking career-best times in both events at the SEC Championships
  • Finished tied for first in the 500 freestyle (4:53.88) and third in the 200 freestyle (1:50.69) against Missouri, earning her SEC Freshman of the Week honors
  • Finished fifth in the 500 freestyle (1:49.98) at the Virginia Tech Invitational, also finished seventh in the 200 freestyle (4:56.40) and 17th in the 200 butterfly (2:04.46)
  • Tallied nine top-three finishes throughout the season

  • PRE COLLEGE


  • Graduated from Rancocas Valley High School
  • Lettered in swimming all four years
  • Claimed a state championship in the 500 free
  • All-American and first team All-South Jersey selection

  • PERSONAL


  • Majoring in marine science
  • Parents are Robert and Erica Worrell
  • Has three sisters, Kelsi, Lindi and Skylar and two brothers, Kyle and Jared
  • Sister, Kelsi swims for the University of Louisville
Worrell's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Freestyle 52.02# 11/22/14 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
200 Freestyle 1:47.43p 2/19/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
500 Freestyle 4:41.67! 2/27/16 Bulldog Last Chance Athens, Ga.
1000 Freestyle 10:17.19 10/28/16 Texas A&M Dual College Station, Texas
1650 Freestyle 16:40.47 11/19/16 Georgia Tech Invitational Atlanta, Ga.
100 Breaststroke 1:05.30t 2/18/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.
200 Breaststroke 2:25.73 1/28/17 SC College Invitational Columbia, S.C.
100 Butterfly 58.95 10/17/14 Georgia Tech/Notre Dame Atlanta, Ga.
200 Butterfly 2:00.50p 2/17/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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