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

2013-14: Recorded her season-best times at the America East Championships, placing second in the 100 fly (56.11), third in the 100 breast (1:03.24) and second in the 100 free (51.13)…At the Patriot Invite, she placed second in the 50 free (23.75) with a season-best time… In a dual meet against Howard on Senior Day at the UMBC Aquatic Complex, she won the 200 IM (2:13.20)… Holds the second-fastest time in the 100 free, 100 breast and 100 fly in the UMBC history book…Helped the 200 medley relay win the gold medal, 400 medley win the silver medal, and the 200 and 400 free relays capture bronze medals at the America East Championships… Both of the medley relay teams broke the UMBC school record.

2012-13: Won gold in the 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle, setting a new school record in the 100 breast (1:02.90) event, at the America East Championships… Also won a silver medal in the 100 fly at the conference meet… Helped lead the Retrievers to gold medals in the 200 medley, 200 free, and 400 free relays… Her times of 50.83 in the finals of the 100 free and 55.32 in the 100 fly finals both rank second all-time in UMBC program history… The 200 medley relay team set a new school record (1:42.70) at the America East meet, and a new UMBC Aquatic Complex record (1:46.06) against East Carolina on Jan. 26… Won seven individual events during the dual meet season.

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 emergency health services… Born Dec. 2, 1992.