Taylor Charles
Taylor  Charles

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Aaron Academy

Height:
5-10

Event:
Butterfly/IM/Backstroke

Experience:
1L



04/22/2016

59 Alabama Student-Athletes Earn Place on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

The Tide's total includes 22 men's swimmers and divers, 18 women's swimmers and divers, 12 gymnasts, four women's basketball players and three men's basketball players

04/22/2016

Swimming and Diving Recognizes Outstanding 2015-16 Season at Year-End Banquet

The Crimson Tide came away with its first NCAA relay championship and trio of NCAA top three finishes in 2016

02/18/2016

Alabama’s Mia Nonnenberg Breaks School Record at SEC Swimming and Diving Championships

The sophomore shaved more than a half second off her school mark in the 400 individual medley, swimming a 4:06.99 to win the B final and post the fourth fastest time at the meet

02/17/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Back on the Podium after Day Two of the SEC Championships

The men’s 200 freestyle relay took third place while junior Kristian Gkolomeev, junior Brett Walsh and junior Dylan Marin all posted top-eight finishes

01/23/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Sweeps Georgia Tech on Senior Day

The Crimson Tide celebrated senior day with a dominating win over Tech in the midst of Alabama's Power of Pink meet

Alabama Highlights:
2016 – Junior:
Posted a career-best 1:46.97 in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships, which ranks third all-time at Alabama … scored at the SEC Championships in the 200 butterfly, taking 13th, 400 individual medley, taking 15th and 200 individual medley, taking 20th … finaled at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 400 individual medley, taking top honors … scored in the 200 butterfly against Georgia Tech, taking second … also competed in the 200 medley relay against Georgia Tech … scored at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 200-meter and 400m individual medley events, taking second in both … also competed in the 50m breaststroke against Tennessee … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 200 butterfly, taking second with a personal best time of 1:46.06, and 400 individual medley, taking fourth … scored in the 500 freestyle, taking 16th at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … also competed in the 200 medley relay and 100 breaststroke at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … scored at the meet at South Carolina in the 200 butterfly, taking second … also competed in the 200 individual medley at the meet at South Carolina … scored at the home meet against Auburn in the 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley, taking second and fifth, respectively … finaled at the opening meet at Delta State in the 200 butterfly, taking top honors … scored in the 200 individual medley at Delta State, taking second … also competed in the 400 medley relay at Delta State.

2015 - Sophomore:
Posted Alabama’s top 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly times of the season at the SEC Championships with a career-best marks of 3:50.16 and 1:46.07, respectively … swam a career-best 1:48.70 in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships … ranked third in 400 individual medley, eighth in the 200 butterfly and ninth in the 200 individual medley all time at Alabama … scored at the SEC Championships in the 200 butterfly, taking 21st, and in the 400 individual medley, taking 24th … also competed in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester … carries a 3.582 cumulative GPA into his junior year.

2014 - Freshman:
Competed in the butterfly and individual medley events during the regular season … earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the fall semester.

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Dawn Van Reychghem and the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association as well as John Morse, Doug Wharam, Bryan Welter, and Charlie Hodgson at Nashville Aquatic Club … MTHSSA All Regional Team … 2009 All-American consideration medley relay … 2013 200 Individual Medley All-American … 2010 Nick Nevid Award recipient … 2012 Most Improved Award … 2013 Tracy Caulkins Award recipient … 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier with a 77th place finish in the 400 individual medley … 2012 Junior Nationals placed 19th in the 200 individual medley, ninth in the 400 individual medley, and fourth in the 200 butterfly … 2013 National Select Camp athlete … US Open qualified in the 200 and 400 individual medley, and placed 22nd in the 200 butterfly … National Society of High School Scholars … Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society … Academic All-American.

Personal Information:
Full name: David Taylor Charles … son of Mary Jane and Steve Charles … brother, Casey … chemistry major … born May 21, 1995.

Top Times:
200 butterfly 1:46.06
200 individual medley 1:46.97
400 individual medley 3:49.65
100 backstroke 50.41

     
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