I use my watch less and my eyes more - Mark Taliaferro

47 minutes

As a coach, Mark has produced nearly 150 top 16 national swimmers since 1995 including 8 National Age Group Individual and Relay records and more than 120 Pacific Records. Proudly, Coach Mark's age group swimmers have gone on to compete for many college programs including Stanford, Cal, USC, Virginia, Georgetown, Yale, Duke, and many more. Since 1998, Coach Mark has been involved in Paralympic swimming. In that time, he has been fortunate to coach no less than 6 Paralympic athletes that have held 4 world records and more than 20 American records. Most recently, Coach Mark was the age group coach of SCSC Paralympian Joe Wise.

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