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Taylor
McKeown

Taylor
McKeown

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$115
30 MINS

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 the Gold Coast on week days and the Sunshine Coast on weekends.

Expertise

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

Qualifications

  • QLD Working with Children Check expiry 9/5/2021

Coaching Locations

  • USC Sunshine Coast 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4556, Australia
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD 4215, Australia

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 30 MINS $115

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $225

Reviews

Michelle - 10-07-2018

Fantastic experience for my son and daughter with Taylor McKeown. They both walked away learning something new which they were not aware of and started using their new knowledge back in their own training pool that afternoon. Taylor, you are a great ambassador for the sport and my kids are already asking when we can make the journey up the coast again. Amazing experience ... thank you PlayBook team

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.

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