On Monday Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Taylor McKeown told her story to students at Allora P-10 State School.
No holds barred Taylor relived the good and bad memories of her determined effort to swim at the Olympics.
The students from Years 4 to 6 were intrigued as many had watched Olympic and Commonwealth Games on TV.
As part of the Olympics Unleashed Program Taylor travels to School to share how she overcame challenges to compete in her chosen sport at the highest level.
- 2014 Taylor won Gold in Breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow,
- 2016 Silver in the Medley Relay at the Summer Olympics,
- 2018 injured her knee at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, then retired after competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
This article appeared in the Allora Advertiser, 10 May 2023.