|High School:||Kennedy HS|
In her first year as a Tiger, Gagliardo took fourth in the 400 IM at the conference championships with a time of 4:22.39 that was also second-best of any Tiger this season. She won the 100 Fly against UC Santa Cruz with a 1:01.78 and the 200 Breast against UC Santa Barbara 2:17.84. Gagliardo was second on the Tigers in the 200 IM (2:05.05), the 100 Breast (1:03.16), and the 200 Breast (2:16.17).
Gagliardo swam for the Kennedy Lancers in high school in beautiful Burien, Washington. She took first in the 200 IM and second in the 100 Back as a senior. She was also named the league MVP after her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. After each of those seasons, Gagliardo was also named team MVP. Gagliardo was an honorable mention All-American after her junior and senior year as well. She was the recipient of the Student Athlete Award.
Gagliardo is the daughter of John and Ronnie. She has one older brother, Stephen. She is a health and exercise science major at Pacific.