Ashley Tappin, at the tender age of 13 in 1988, was the youngest swimmer ever to compete in the US Trials, finishing 50th.
Ashley was awarded one Gold in the .90 World Championships and three in the .91 Pan American Games.
1992, while competing as a member of our Olympic Swimming Team in
Barcelona, Ashley earned Gold in the 400m free relay. Injured during the
1996-97 season, she officially retired from the sport ... before diving
back into the pool and winning four US National Championship titles.
This startling achievement earned Ashley the prestigious Sandy
Nellson-Bell Comeback Award.
During her time off, Ashley began a
successful modeling career and was offered a part on Baywatch, which she
refused when they moved the set from CA to HI. Now Head Coach of
Women's Swimming and Diving at the University of New Orleans, Ashley has
participated in three SAA events in Boston Harbor.