Name: Taylor Spivey
Sport: Triathlon
Birthdate: April 13, 1991
Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
College: California Polytechnic State University ‘14

Career Highlights
2019 ITU World Triathlon Series overall rankings, 4th
2018 ITU World Triathlon Series overall rankings, 8th
3-time ITU World Triathlon Series medalist (2 silvers, 1 bronze)
4-time ITU Triathlon World Cup medalist (1 gold, 3 silvers)
4-time CAMTRI American Cup medalist (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
2-time ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series silver medalist
2018 USA Triathlon Elite National Championships bronze medalist
2017 USA Triathlon Elite National Championships silver medalist
2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Champion (draft-legal) 

Personal

Growing up in Redondo Beach, California, Taylor Spivey’s first competitive open water swim experiences were as an ocean lifeguard. She was the overall national champion at the 2011 and 2012 Ocean Lifeguard Nationals, as well as a member of the USA Lifesaving International team from 2009-2014. Spivey went on to become a swimmer for California Polytechnic State University. She specialized in long distance freestyle while earning a degree in architecture. Spivey decided to try her first triathlon after joining the club triathlon team at Cal Poly at the conclusion of her collegiate swimming career. At the 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships, she earned the women’s overall draft-legal national title while representing Cal Poly. She was recruited to try the sport at the elite level through the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program, earning her first elite international podium in 2015. Spivey enjoys the team aspect of triathlon — once as a member of the collegiate club team at Cal Poly, and now as a member of the U.S. National Team and frequent U.S. Mixed Relay Team competitor. Her biggest mentors are her parents, who both competed in triathlons. Her mother is a former professional triathlete and current Masters swimming national champion, and her dad is a successful age-group athlete. Spivey says the proudest moment of her career is earning her first spot on an ITU World Triathlon Series podium in 2017 in Leeds, England. Her goal is to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.

Elite Triathlon Career

2019: Earned her second career ITU World Triathlon Series medal with a silver in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 8 • Teamed up with Eli Hemming, Katie Zaferes and Ben Kanute to claim silver at the ITU World Mixed Relay Series stop in Abu Dhabi on March 9 • Placed 6th at the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda on April 27 • Earned bronze at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 18 • Finished 4th at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds on June 9 • Placed 6th at the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon on July 6 • Finished in 9th as part of the U.S. Mixed Relay team at the Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships on July 7 • Placed 5th at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 20 • Finished 8th at the Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event on Aug. 15 • Finished 9th at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Aug. 31, securing a 4th-place finish in the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Series overall standings

2018:
Teamed up with Morgan Pearson, Jason West and Renée Tomlin to win gold at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Triathlon Mixed Relay American Championships, held in a duathlon format, on Oct. 14 • Placed 7th at the Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup, which was held as a duathlon, on Oct. 13 • Won a gold medal at the Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup on Sept. 22 • Earned a 7th-place finish at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 15, ending the Series with a career-best No. 8 overall ranking • Placed 7th at ITU World Triathlon Montreal on Aug. 25 • Teamed up with Matt McElroy, Kirsten Kasper and Seth Rider to earn a silver medal for Team USA at the ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series stop in Edmonton on July 28 • Finished 10th at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 27 • Placed 9th at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 14 •Finished 7th at ITU World Triathlon Leeds on June 10 • Claimed silver at the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup on June 2 • Placed 24th at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 12 • Took ninth at ITU World Triathlon Bermuda on April 28 • Earned a top-four finish at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 25 • Placed 19th at the ITU World Triathlon Series opener in Abu Dhabi on March 2

2017: Finished the season at No. 12 in the overall ITU World Triathlon Series rankings • Won silver at the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup on Nov. 4 • Took eighth at the Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup on Oct. 28 • Placed fifth at the Sarasota ITU Triathlon (Duathlon) World Cup on Oct. 7, earning the runner-up spot at the USA Triathlon Elite National Championships in the process • Placed 16th at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Sept.14, finishing the season ranked 12th overall in the ITU World Triathlon Series • Recorded two consecutive 11th-place finishes at at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 28 and ITU World Triathlon Stockholm on Aug. 26 • Placed 13th at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 15 • Earned her first career ITU World Triathlon Series medal with a silver in Leeds on June 10 • Won her first ITU World Cup medal, a silver, on May 28 in Madrid • Placed 25th at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 13 • Took 13th at ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on April 8 • Placed fourth at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on April 2 • Was part of the silver-medal-winning team at the Sarasota CAMTRI Mixed Relay American Championships and placed fourth as an individual in the Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup, both on March 11 

2016: Bronze medalist in the Havana CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Iberoamerican Championships on Feb. 13 • Placed ninth at the Wollongong OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup on March 5 • Took 18th at the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 12 • Placed 20th at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on April 3 • Finished 31st at ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on April 9, and 32nd at ITU World Triathlon Cape Town on April 23 • Took 15th at the Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup on July 9 • Placed 42nd at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 16 • Finished ninth at the Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup on Aug. 7 • Placed 11th at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on Sept. 3 • Recorded an eighth-place finish at the Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup on Sept. 25

2015: Silver medalist at the Punta Guilarte CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup on Feb. 1 • Finished sixth at the Clermont CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on March 7 • Placed third at the Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Caribbean Championships on March 14 • Took fourth at the La Paz CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup in Mexico on March 21 • Placed eighth at the Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships on May 1 • Recorded a 12th-place finish at the Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup on June 14 • Placed 15th at the Magog CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup on July 25 • Finished 49th at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago on Sept. 15 • Finished 21st at the Cozumel ITU Triathlon World Cup on Oct. 4 • Won gold at the Punta Guilarte CAMTRI Triathlon Premium American Cup on Oct. 11 

2014: Placed 13th at the Clermont PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup on March 1 • Took 13th at the Sarasota PATCO Sprint Triathlon American Cup on March 8 • Placed sixth in the U23 women's field and 11th in the elite women's field at the Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31 • Finished 37th at ITU World Triathlon Chicago on June 28