The first sport that Taylor played was soccer when he was 7 years old. He continued on to mountain biking with his family and racing in the O Cup series at a young age. Later when he was 13 years old he ran his first cross-country race in grade school. After that he found his love for running and joined C3. At this time he tried a few kids of steel but was focused on running.
His triathlon career did not start until he was 16 years old when he started to swim competitively. For the first six years he chased the Olympic dream, traveling to races all over the world. During those six years, he won the gold medal at the 2013 U23 Canadian National Championships and the silver as an Elite in 2013 and silver as a Junior in 2009. In 2014 he chose to switch over to the long distance triathlon, which he is much better suited for with his strength in cycling and running.