TAYLOR KATHERINE SPIVEY
Training Group: The Triathlon Squad
Coach: Paulo Sousa
DOB: April 13
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
California Polytechnic State University
BA Architecture, Cum Laude
Mira Costa High School
USA Triathlon National Team
NCAA Division I Swimmer
USA National Lifesaving Team
Surf Lifesaving National Champion
Los Angeles County Fire Dept.
Junior Lifeguard Instructor
KCPR Cal Poly Radio DJ
Taylor Spivey was born and raised in California and spent her early years focused on surf-lifesaving, winning several national titles, before transitioning to triathlon in college. Since 2016, she’s been a member of USA Triathlon’s National Team and had her best ever season in 2019 with two World Triathlon Series (WTS) podium placings and a 4th overall ranking in the WTS series.
At the end of the 2016 season, at the age of 25, the USA’s Taylor Spivey earned herself a place inside the WTS top 50 for the first time.
In 2017, the fearless cyclist secured her first podiums on both the World Cup and WTS stage. Spivey earned silver medals at the Leeds WTS race and the Madrid and Miyazaki World Cup races. Eventually finishing 12th in the overall rankings and becoming a key part of a formidable Team USA.
In 2018, Spivey finally found the golden formula, winning her first World Cup in Weihai after producing a brilliant swim, bike and run combo. That year she also earned a silver medal for Team USA at the Edmonton Mixed Team Relay. Consistent again over the course of this season, she achieved six top ten placings in WTS racing and finished the season ranked 8th on the WTS leaderboard. Outside of the ITU circuit, also earned an the overall victory at Super League Mallorca.
In 2019, Spivey continued her upward trajectory, finishing 4th overall in the WTS series, including a 2nd place finish at WTS Abu Dhabi and a 3rd place finish at WTS Yokohama. She also competed for Team USA in the Mixed Team Relay on two occasions in 2019, including earning a silver medal with the team at WTS Abu Dhabi.
Currently, Taylor trains around the world, living out of her suitcase. She continues to tackle triathlon as she has done with everything in life, with her whole heart and full of passion. Everyday she strives to be the best version of herself both in and out of the sport, and to inspire others along the way.