Nika Tayrien
Nika Tayrien
Born: 06/01/1988
Year: Junior
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
High School: Chaparral HS
Position: Freestyle
UC Santa Barbara
2007: Placed seventh in the 500 free (5:06.59), eleventh in the 200 free (1:53.42), and 27th in the 100 free (53.91) at the Big West Championships...Best 100 free time was swam at the Vegas Invite (53.45). High School
Swam for Chaparral High School...Coached by Dave Hidebrandt...Also swam for Sun Devil Aquatics, coached by Greg Winslow. Personal
Nika Tayrien was born June 1, 1988...Parents are Richard and Cecilia...Has three siblings, Gioia, Josh and Maya...Hobbies include music, running, the beach, and art...Majoring in art with hopes of using her talents in the music or fashion industry...Enjoys watching "Heathers" and listening to Pinback...Loves reading "The Yellow Wallpaper"...Most memorable athletic achievement is placing second in the 200 free at her high school's championship meet.

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