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LDS Swimmer Heading to Olympic Trials, Shares Gospel Through Sports

MR says: Not only is this BYU athlete developing his God-given talents, he's using those talents as a way to help others learn about the gospel.

Dreams are about to become a reality for BYU swimmer Jake Taylor, who qualified to compete in the Olympic trials in June 2016.

“This is the pinnacle of swimming, the only time swimming gets publicity,” Jake Taylor said. “You talk to any kid or swimmer and ask him his dream; it’s going to the Olympics. It’s the cream of the crop.”

Taylor qualified to participate in the Olympic trials for the 100-meter backstroke by putting up an impressive time of 54.60. He further qualified for the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2.00.74.

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