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Tara Erwin


Distance Freestyle




Ewing, N.J.

2005-2006: During her junior year, led the Hurricanes with the fastest time of the season in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle, clocking in at 10:21.25 in the 1000 yard freestyle to capture second place against Florida Atlantic and wrapping up the ACC Championships with a time of 17:08.25 in the finals of the 1650 freestyle competition…took two first place finishes in the 500 yard freestyle and 1000 yard freestyle against Florida International…placed first in the 1650 yard freestyle against Florida State.

2004-05: Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in dual meet against Virginia…placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in dual meets against Florida State, Indian River Community College, Virginia Tech, and Florida Atlantic University…placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle in dual meet against Florida International University…placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle in dual meets against Virginia Tech and Quad Meet against FIU, Florida A&M, and New Orleans…placed third in the 1650-yard freestyle in dual meet against Florida State and Indian River Community College.

2003-04: In her first season with the Hurricanes, swam the fastest time on the team in the 500-yard freestyle, 1000-yard freestyle and 1650-yard freestyle…finished with a time of 4:59.43 in the finals of 500-yard freestyle at the BIG EAST Championships…placed first in the 1000-yard freestyle in dual meets against Kansas, Houston, Florida International, South Carolina, Michigan State and Rutgers…finished second at the BIG EAST Championships in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:40.23 and won the 1650-yard freestyle at the Minnesota Invitational.

Prep: Mercer County Champion in the 200-freestyle as a junior, sophomore and freshman and in the 500-freestyle as a senior, junior and sophomore…An All-Conference First Team selection senior and junior year…National Independent High School Record holder in the 500-freestyle (SCM) with a time of 5:34.84.

Personal: Most prized possession is her picture collection.