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  Brooke Taflinger
  • Freshman
  • Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo
  • Club Coach: Brian Hindson

National/International Competition: At the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, swam in the preliminary events of the 200- and 400-meter individual medley...competed in various National competitions...in the 1999 U.S. Open, competed in four events (200 IM, 400 IM, 800 freestyle, 200 breaststroke)...

High School: A 2000 graduate of Kokomo HS...holds seven school records and four conference records...won the title, and recorded a personal best, at the 2000 Indiana High School State Championships in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.21...at the Conference Championships won both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races...touched the wall in 1:52 in the 200, finished the 500 in 4:58...named an All-American...also received All-State honors...

Club: Member of Westfield Area Swimmers and coached by Brian Hindson...

Personal: Born Brooke Nicole Taflinger on August 27, 1981 in Kokomo, Ind.....daughter of Bruce and Sheila Taflinger...was a member of National Honor Society, Youth Group, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Latin Club...received Scholar Athlete distinction...enjoys going to the beach and watching movies...also considered Tennessee...chose Florida because "It has been my dream to swim for UF for years"...interested in therapeutic recreation...major is undecided-social and behavioral sciences.


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