Taylor was an elite high school prospect who made two U.S. Olympic Trials finals in 2016, before he had even begun his college career. (In fact, we ranked him inside the top 50 prospects of the past decade). He was an NCAA qualifier and relay All-American as a freshman for the Gators in 2018.
But Taylor took a medical redshirt for the 2018-2019 season, and revealed in the spring of 2019 that he had undergone his 6th surgery for ulcerative colitis. He returned to the roster last season, but only competed in two races in September. He does not appear on the 2020-2021 roster.
We’ve asked Florida for more information on Taylor’s status with the program, but have not yet received a response.
Zavaros was on last year’s long list of NCAA Olympic-year redshirts. The Canadian Olympic hopeful took the year off of NCAA swimming to focus on Canada’s Olympic Trials. She was an NCAA qualifier in 2019 as a freshman for Florida as well as an SEC scorer.
Canada’s Olympic Trials (like the Olympics) were canceled this spring amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics and Canada’s Olympic Trials will now be held in 2021. Zavaros does not appear on Florida’s roster for the 2020-2021 season. We’ve asked the school for comment on her status, but have not yet received a response.