MINNEAPOLIS -- Here she goes again. For Jillian Tyler, a 2008 Olympian, this Olympic thing is pretty special.
"It was a lifelong dream. I went and it was exciting and totally lived up to the hype," Tyler recalls of her Beijing experience.
Her love of these games is pretty evident. Her love of the breaststroke isn't as obvious but may be even more impressive.
"I haven't had a better feeling than swimming breaststroke shaved and tapered. It feels awesome," Tyler admits.
Her records at the University of Minnesota still stand in the breaststroke. It's a shame she's not competing in the event for the USA. Tyler is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
She remains here in Minnesota though. "Over the course of four years, this has become my home. It's actually kind of nice because I think training down here has really enabled me to stay out of the spotlight a lot", Tyler says.
She finished 13th in the 100 breaststroke in Beijing. She hopes to make the finals in London. Then, the spotlight will be unavoidable.
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