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Featured Fil-Am Athlete: Teagan Monroe

Teagan Monroe was born in Denver, Colorado, to an American Father and a Filipina Mother from Cebu. Teagan debuted as a Philippine National athlete at Malaysia’s 43rd SEA Age Group swimming. She represented the Fil-Foreign team at the 14th NEO Singapore Nationals Swimming Championship.

Currently, Teagan is an undergraduate student-athlete at the University of California San Diego, where she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Marine Biology with a minor in Studio Arts. She holds the record in the 100 backstroke and is a 400 Medley Record holder team member the UCSD Swim Team. The UCSD Women’s Swim Team won the MPSF Swim and Dive Championship 2022, where she won the bronze for 100 backstroke and gold as a 400-Medley Relay team member. Later that year, she qualified as a finalist at the 2022 CSCAA National Invitaional Championship. Her summer long-course schedules included multiple swimming competitions as a qualifier for CA-NV Sectionals Championships, USA Swimming Futures , Los Angeles Invitationals, MVN Fran Crippen SMOC.

As a young student-athlete high schooler, Teagan graduated from El Camino High School as a Summa Cumlaude. She achieved recognition for achieving California Scholarship Federation Life Membership and the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma. Her High school swim achievements included Winter Jr Nationals qualifier from 2017-2019 , being Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2018 and 2019 , being Named the team MVP in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Holding school records in the 100 fly, 100 bk, 200 IM, 100 fr, 200 medley relay, and the 400 fr relay and her team won the Pacific League in 2017 and 2018 She held the record in the 100 fly at the Ventura County Championship 2018-2022 and Pacific League 2018 thru current.

Teagan has two brothers, Josh and Jaiden(also a Philippine national team member). Her most memorable moment was swimming internationally for the Philippines at the SEA Age Games. Her favorite athlete is Natalie Coughlin, and she listens to Melanie Martinez, jon bellion, Halsey and g-eazy. She enjoys eating sushi, pho, and poke.

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