Taylor Nanfria is a versatile swimmer from the bay area of northern California. She’s studying Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley where she’s currently in her senior year. Nanfria was born July 19, 1993 to parents, Vicki and Steve, and received multiple accolades as a high school and club swimmer. Growing up and attendeding San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Nanfria decided to stay close-to-home when committing to Cal. She swam for the Crow Canyon Sharks, which developed her into a top-100 recruit in the class of 2011. Although having swum multiple events at large national competitions including the 200 butterfly, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM, Nanfria thinks of her self as a long-distance swimmer, and she once told The Daily News of Open Water Swimming that “distance is my thing.” When she’s not training or studying, Netflix is Nanfria’s go-to.
As a freshman Nanfria made the Conference team – she swam the same lineup all four years as a Golden Bear. She finished 23rd in the 500 freestyle, 20th in the 400 IM and had her top finish in her collegiate career by finishing 13th in the mile.
Nanfria touched 18th in the mile, but she also came in 26th in the 400 IM and 23rd in the 500 freestyle.
Nanfria finished 29th in the 500 freestyle, 22nd in the 400 IM and 19th in the mile at the 2014 Pac 12 Championships. She was also named a 2014 honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic.
In her senior season Nanfria competed at the 2015 Pac 12 Championships. She swam her usual lineup – she finished 33rd in the 500 freestyle, tied for 20th in the 400 IM and also finished 20th in the mile.
Nanfira was named the 2010 U.S. National Youth Team for talent in 10K open-water swimming. At the 2011 U.S. Junior Nationals Nanfria had two top-20 finishes in the 200m IM and the 200m butterfly.
Nanfria qualified for and competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. She finished 61st in the 800m freestyle, 88th in the 400m freestyle, 125th in the 100m butterfly and 98th in the 400 IM.