Talor Tadena
Talor Tadena
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orangevale, Calif.
High School: Bella Vista
Position: Mid Free/Breast/Fly/IM

2011-12: Swam a season-best time of 1:04.74 in the 100-yd breaststroke en route to placing third at the Patriot Invitational... Also claimed top-ten finishes in the 50 free (5th), 100 fly (10th) and 100 free (10th) at the invitational at George Mason... Won five individual events during the dual meet season, inclduing two against George Washington on Oct. 29... Also helped the Retrievers win five relays during the dual meet schedule.


2010-2011: Helped claim second in both the 200 (1:43.70) and 400-yard medley (3:44.25) relay at the America East Championships... Both relays broke UMBC school records... Placed third in the 100 breast, ninth in the 200 breast and 11th in the 100 fly at conference meet... Placed fifth in the 100 breast at the Patriot Invitational... Helped set the UMBC Natatorium record in the 200 medley relay against Rider... 100 breast (1:03.81) and 200 breast (2:20.38) times at the America East meet ranks third and fifth on UMBC's all-time list... Named to the America East All-Conference Team.


Background: Earned All-American citations by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association in the 200 medley relay in 2007, the 400 free relay in 2008 and 2009 and the 200 free relay in 2010…. Broke her own 100 fly record her junior year at Bella Vista.


Personal: Daughter of Carrie Baynes… Has a younger sister, Julienne… Majoring in English and hopes to become a magazine editor… Born Dec. 2, 1992.