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Coaching Bio

Australia's leading breaststroker. Training and competing across the world has given me a wealth of experience. I've been swimming competitively since I was just 11. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with athletes from both a coaching and mentoring perspective.

Australia's premier breaststroker, having medalled in the 200m breaststroke at the Australian Open Championships consecutively since 2011. I am also highly competitive in the 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley. I have medalled in these events at the Australian Championships, showing strength across all strokes. In 2010, as a 15 year old, I burst onto the Australian junior swimming scene and took out my first national titles in the 100m and 200m breaststroke. In 2014 I qualified for my first Australian Open team, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I went on to win gold in the 200m breaststroke at the Games and also won a bronze medal in the same event at the Pan Pacific Championships later that year. 2015 was my first FINA World Championships, held in Kazan, Russia. I battled sickness throughout the competition, but finished strong with a bronze medal in the 4x100m medley relay. In 2016, I won silver in the 100m breaststroke and gold in the 200m breaststroke at the Australian Championships, which saw me qualify for my first Olympic Games in Rio. In Rio, I finished 11th in the 100m breaststroke. In the 200m breaststroke I qualified fastest into the final after a blazing semi-final swim, however finished 5th in the final, just shy of a medal. I finished the week strong with a silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay team, my first Olympic medal. 2017 was my second FINA World Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary. I was accompanied by my younger sister Kaylee, who made her debut on the senior Australian Swim Team for the 200m backstroke. I finished 9th in the 100m breaststroke, 7th in the 200m breaststroke and won a bronze medal in the 4x100m medley relay. I coach at different locations across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast depending on availability.


  • Swimmer Specific Mentoring
  • All Strokes (specifically Breaststroke)
  • Turns
  • Dives
  • Underwater Work


  • QLD Working with Children Check expiry 9/5/2027

Coaching Locations

  • The Valley Pool, 432 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006, AU
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD 4215, Australia
  • Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, 1 Parklands Drive, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD 4215, AU
  • 89 Whiptail Pl, 89 Whiptail Place, Advancetown, Gold Coast, QLD 4211, AU
  • UniSC University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4556, AU
  • Mount Alvernia College, 82 Cremorne Road, Kedron, Brisbane, QLD 4031, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 30 MINS $150

One-on-One Coaching up to 2 athletes 60 MINS $270

One-on-One Coaching up to 2 athletes 120 MINS $500

Team up to 100 athletes 60 MINS $300

Online Mentoring up to 4 athletes 30 MINS $50


Olivia - 30-12-2023

Olivia enjoyed her session with Taylor immensely and has taken a lot away now to improve her swimming. We would highly recommend!

Tanya - 16-05-2022

What an absolute delight is Taylor. My daughter got so much out of it. Best birthday present ever she said. Thanks so much, we will definitely be back.

Ben - 07-05-2022

My daughter got a lot out of her session today, Taylor identified several improvement areas in her stroke as well as her starts and turns. Taylor is extremely personable and connects well with young athletes and I would highly recommend her to any swimmer who is keen to improve.

Carolyn - 10-04-2021

Thanks so much for the session today Taylor!! My girls absolutely loved it!!

Tim - 15-07-2018

My daughter is 11 years old and did a session with Taylor McKeown. My words won't do it justice on just how good this was. Taylor, from the word go, was outstanding to deal with. Very welcoming and extremely helpful towards Mia. Mia got so much out of it and has a lot more confidence now, moving forward with her breaststroke. Thank you Taylor and the team at Playbook.