Tao Li is a Singapore based swimmer. She was originally from China. She became a Singapore citizen before she was educated at Singapore Sports School.
She represented Singapore in numerous swimming competitions under either the butterfly or breaststroke catagory. She succeeded in attaining 4 gold medals and a single bronze during the Phillipines SEA Games.
She was also involved in the Beijing Summer Olympics. She cracked two Asian records there and even qualified for the finals. She was the first Singaporean to have succeeded in entering the finals at an Olympic match.