Tara is from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and has swum most of her life. Starting at the ripe age of two years old, she did not hesitate with water. Tara has been to Mare Nostrum in Europe; Tri-Nations, Australia; All Africa Games, Kenya; World Short Course Championships, Dubai and Doha; World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru; World Championships in Barcelona; Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; World University Games in South Korea. A highlight of her career was successfully reaching number one in South Africa for the 100-meter breaststroke. She came to the USA to swim the SMU Mustangs. She is now excited to embark on this new phase in her swimming career of sharing what she knows with those who are keen to enjoy the sport. Tara started coaching for DAM in 2018.