Taylor Winkel

Taylor Winkel


Taylor Winkel




Sport Taylor competes in


All-time team sports achievement

“Breaking the 200 medley relay record.”

All-time individual achievement

“When I was nine I took third at State in my backstroke.”

No. 1 athletic goal

“To break the 100 yard backstroke and 200 IM school record.”

Taylor’s thoughts

“As a team we are doing amazing, each member has been improving in their events with each meet, and even if we don’t take first place or win a meet I’m still happy as long as everyone tried their best. Individually, I push myself harder than a lot of people which has made me successful in reaching each goal I set for myself. Therefore I would say my season has been going very well, with hopefully a lot more achievements to come.”

Coach Paige Cobarrubias’ thoughts

“I’m highly impressed with what Taylor has accomplished this season. She’s even gone above and beyond what I’ve ever expected at this point in the season. She’s been decreasing her times over and over and she’s really been having a great season. She’s really a friendly person. She’s excellent with all the girls and very social. Taylor used to do dance team but she realized swimming was the place for her and I’m really glad she did.”

Taylor’s favorites

* Sport: Swimming

* Pro/college athlete: Michael Phelps

* Pro/college team: Philadelphia Eagles

* Musical artist or group: Matchbox Twenty

* TV show: “House”

* Movie: “Letters to God”

* Class: Anatomy and physiology

* Food: Watermelon

What if …

* You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? Rihanna

* You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Bird machine” by DJ snake

* You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Kim Kardashian

Quick Q&A

* Who inspires you most? My mother

* What is your dream vacation destination? Rhodes, Greece

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Corrin Van Lanen (Pulaski swimmer)

* What’s your No. 1 pet peeve? “People who chew with their mouth open.”

* What do you want to do for a living? “Traveling nurse or personal trainer and nutritionist.”

* Why are sports important to you? “Sports are important because it keeps you active year round and also keeps you involved with extra curricular activities. I also think sports are a big stress reliever and help you get your mind off other things that may be bugging you.”

* What’s your strength as a person? “I am motivated and like to motivate others as well.”

* What do you still need to work on? Self-confidence

* Do you have any pre-game rituals? “Listening to music to pump me up, as well as visualizing my race prior to the event.”

* Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? Missy Franklin


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