Rohan Taylor was born in 1968 in Melbourne before moving with his family to such places as Hong Kong and the USA where he trained under Jonty Skinner (and Craig Dillingham). In 1985 he was awarded a visiting scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport and returned home to train under the likes of Bill Sweetenham, John Rodgers, and Bernie Mulroy. After attending college in the States, he started his coaching career in Southern California before heading back to Australia in 1994. While serving as the High Performance Coach at Nunawading, he had the opportunity to coach a host of Olympic swimmers – most notably, 2008 Beijing gold medalist Leisel Jones and dual Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Belinda Hocking. He later served as State Head Coach for Victoria and Tasmania before taking over for Jacco Verhaeren as Australia’s National Coach. Rohan (52) and his wife Jodi have 3 daughters.