Boise Broncos add Taylor Padington

She is the newest member of the Boise State women’s swimming and diving team

Taylor Padington of Campbell River, British Columbia, is the newest member of the Boise State women’s swimming and diving team, head coach Kristin Hill announced, Tuesday. Padington, currently a senior at Claremont Secondary School, swims freestyle events.

“Taylor is one of the fastest recruits we have ever signed, particularly in the 200, 500 and 1000 freestyle,” Hill said. “She also has some speed, so our relays will continue to be strong with Taylor as a potential leg on all of our freestyle relays. Taylor is motivated in training and competition, and her desire to represent Canada and Boise State at the international level is something we are excited to help her accomplish.”

Padington is coached by Aaron Dahl at Island Swimming. She was the recipient of the 2010-11 Age Group Trophy for achieving the highest aggregate Fina points in the 15-17 age group for the season.

She holds Canadian Olympic Trials cuts in the 100-, 200-, 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyle events. Padington is a Swim BC champion in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle events. She also helped Island Swimming to provincial records in the 200-meter medley relay and 800-meter freestyle relay.

Padington is the captain of the Claremont swim team. Outside of the pool, she is a four-time honor roll student and a member of the Slam Poetry Club and student leadership at Claremont.

“Before I even had the chance to visit Boise I liked it,” Padington said. “Coach Hill was a great help throughout my entire recruiting process, it felt as if I knew her before I even met her. When I had the chance to go on my recruiting trip I fell in love with Boise. The team is super close and made me feel welcomed which was really important to me. When I got the opportunity to watch the team swim I saw what a great job coach Kristin and Justin (Brosseau) are doing within the practice. The Boise State swimming and diving team is improving rapidly and I can’t wait to be part of their growing success.”

Boise State swimming and diving is in its first season as a member of the Mountain West after winning back-to-back Western Athletic Conference Championships. The program is in its sixth year of existence. Padington is one of seven signees for the Broncos in the fall signing period.

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