Sophie Taylor showed her international potential as a 14-year old, clocking a personal best to claim 100m Breaststroke bronze at the 2010 Berlin International Swim Meet.
Sophie Taylor Profile
|Date of Birth||2nd February 1996|
|Team/Club||City of Leeds|
A call up to her first European Junior Championships quickly followed and she won two medals in Antwerp – 50m Breaststroke silver and 200m Breaststroke bronze.
After winning bronze across all three breaststroke distances at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships, Taylor was one of the stars of the GB team at the World Junior Championships in Dubai, winning 100m Breaststroke and 4x100m Medley Relay silvers as well as bronze in the 50m Breast.
|Long Course 50m Breaststroke||30.98||2014|
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||1:07.08||2014||BR|
|Long Course 200m Breaststroke||2:24.46||2014||NR|
|Short Course 50m Breaststroke||31.27||2013|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||1:07.06||2013|
|Short Course 200m Breaststroke||2:27.19||2013|
|World Junior Championships||50m Breaststroke||2013||31.38||BRONZE|
|4x100m Medley Relay||4:05.43||SILVER|
|European Junior Championships||50m Breaststroke||2012||31.76||SILVER|
|4x100m Medley Relay||4:08.40||SILVER|
|British Championships||50m Breaststroke||2014||30.98||GOLD|
In the Pool
Favourite event: 100m Breaststroke.
Finest ever performance: Winning silver and breaking the British Senior record for the first time in 100 Breaststroke in Dubai.
Role models: Michael Phelps, Rebecca Soni, Ruta Melutyte.
My aspirations are: To qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Out of the Pool
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: A basketball player.
Life after swimming: I'd like to become a paediatric nurse.
Would most like to meet: Avicii.
Most prized possession: All of my international medals.
Biggest influence on career: My grandad.
Sports: Swimming and basketball.
Band/music: Avicii or anything dance.
Hobbies: Shopping, hanging around with my friends, eating and sleeping!