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Vivian Tafuto

Breast/IM/Sprint Free
Position
Freshman
Class
Hummelstown, Pa.
Hometown
Hershey
High School

All-America 
2018:
200 Medley Relay (HM) 

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free:
22.90
100 Free: 51.42
200 Free: 1:49.94
100 Breast: 59.79 (3rd on UVA’s all-time list)
200 Breast: 2:09.77 (3rd on UVA’s all-time list)
200 IM: 1:58.80

2018-19 
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, finishing 47th and 27th, respectively 
• Recorded a career-best in the 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships 
• Finished fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships 
• Placed 19th in the 100-yard breaststroke and 22nd in the 200-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team 
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2017-18
• Earned All-America honors with a 15th-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay at the NCAA Championships 
• Placed 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke, 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke and 16th in the 200-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships
• Finished 13th in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the UGA Invitational 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team and ACC All-Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2016-17
• Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke
• Finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke, eighth in the 200-yard breaststroke and 11th in the 200-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships 
• Placed fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke, seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke, 12th in the 200-yard individual medley and 21st in the 200-yard freestyle at the UGA Fall Invite 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team and the All-ACC Academic Team 
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2015-16
• Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke
• Finished sixth in 100 breast at ACC Championships
• Placed 17th in 200 breast and 19th in 200 IM at ACCs
• Set season-best time in 200 IM (1:59.84) at NCAA Championships
• Notched season-best mark in 200 breast (2:13.07) at ACCs
• Posted season-best times in 50 free (22.90) and 100 breast (1:00.24) at UGA Fall Invitational
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background 
• NISCA/Speedo High School All-American
• Pennsylvania state champion in 100 breast
• Made A finals in both breaststroke events at 2013 Winter Junior Nationals

Personal
• Daughter of Julie and William Tafuto
• Older brother, Vinny, swims at Michigan
• Has two younger sisters, Sally and Tori
• Mother, Julie, swam at Drexel from 1984-88
• Father, William, was a cycler at Bucknell from 1984-88