(Video Interview) Maya DiRado Does Not Miss Swimming

Photo Courtesy: David Rieder

Maya DiRado swam the meet of her life at the Rio Olympic Games this summer, winning a pair of gold medals along with two silver and a bronze, including an upset win in the final of the women’s 200 back, which she had already declared the final race of her career.

For her efforts, DiRado was nominated for three Golden Goggle awards, but she did not like her chances in any of the categories (Race of the Year, Relay of the Year and Athlete of the Year). In this pre-show interview, she explained why that was, and she also discussed why she does not miss being in the water in her retirement.

Before all that, she explained why she’s excited to see Stanford’s women’s team race this weekend and revealed that she will be among the spectators at this year’s NCAA championships in Indianapolis.



  1. Yvonne Diamond

    @MayaDiRado It must be a Huge Relief! Congrats Maya!

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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