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Mark Taliaferro

Coach Mark Taliaferro

Interim Head Coach 

Lead Coach, Yellow Bells

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As a coach, Mark has produced nearly 150 top 16 national swimmers since 1995 including 8 National Age Group Individual and Relay records and more than 120 Pacific Records.  Proudly, Coach Mark's age group swimmers have gone on to compete for many college programs including Stanford, Cal, USC, Virginia, Georgetown, Yale, Duke, and many more.  Since 1998, Coach Mark has been involved in Paralympic swimming. In that time, he has been fortunate to coach no less than 6 Paralympic athletes that have held 4 world records and more than 20 American records. Most recently, Coach Mark was the age group coach of SCSC Paralympian Joe Wise.

Coach Mark has been with SCSC since 2011 and is currently the 12 & under division lead. In his career, Mark has been nominated 9 times as Pacific Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year and won the award in 2014 and 2019. 
Mark has been married for 24 years to Marianne and they have one son, Justin.


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