Steele makes major splash at Winter Junior Nationals

Carolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club swimmer Taylor Steele made a major splash at the Winter Junior Nationals on Friday in Knoxville, TN.

The 2017 South Carolina High School League state champion in the 100 breaststroke took her best event to the national stage, placing 17th overall with a personal-best time of 1:02.24. She cut nearly 1.5 seconds off her previous record in the event.

Steele’s top-20 finish qualifies her to compete in the U.S. Open Swimming Championship, which will be held in August in Irvine, CA.

The strong showing continues a recent hot streak for Steele. In October, she won the gold in the Class 5A Girls 100 Breaststroke and the silver in the 200 Individual Medley. Last month, she won three events at the PALM Thanksgiving Invitational.

Photo courtesy of CAC

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