David Tao
David Tao
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
High School: New Trier
Position: Free, Fly
Major: Business
Parents: Peigen & Hannah

Career Best Times:

21.37 50 Free 12/5/2013 Miami Invitational
47.31 100 Free 2/14/2014 UAA Championships
1:46.69 200 Free 11/8/2014 vs. SCAD
59.13 100 Breast 12/5/2013 Miami Invitational
52.30 100 Fly 2/14/2014 UAA Championships



2014 UAA Champion
200 Free Relay
All-UAA 200 Free Relay 1st

Prior to Emory:

Was a four-year swimmer for New Trier High School... Named an all-American in 2012 and 2013... Recorded career-best times of 21.62 in the 50 free, 51.40 in the 100 fly and 1:55.29 in the 200 IM... Helped his team to state championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013... Coached by Mark Onstott in high school... Was an NCSA Junior National qualifier and helped his club team to a championship in 2012... Club coaches were Bob Kizer and Andrew Hodgson.


Born September 25th... Worked as a lifeguard over the summer... Was an Illinois Scholar in 2012.

Why he chose Emory:

"I chose Emory for the balance between its academics and athletics."