Maya Dirado: The 200 fly was a nice surprise (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by James Sutherland. 


  1. Maya Dirado, 2:10.52
  2. Andreina Pinto Perez, 2:11.44
  3. Becca Mann, 2:12.01

Stanford’s Maya Dirado pulled away on the second 50 and never relinquished the lead winning in 2:10.52. Andreina Pinto Perez of Gator Swim Club was 2nd in 2:11.44, overtaking Becca Mann and Elizabeth Beisel who finished 3rd and 4th respectively. Mann was 3rd in 2:12.01, and Beisel was 4th in 2:12.18. Sierra Schmidt (2:13.42), Allison Schmitt (2:13.43), Easop Lee (2:13.95), and Vien Nguyen (2:14.51) rounded out the A-final. Argentina’s Virginia Bardach won the B-final in 2:13.14.

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Tom from Chicago
5 years ago

When Maya Dirado (or anyone at that level) says, “It was rough training,” I’m kind of glad I’m not doing it anymore. It is pretty interesting to see a bunch of male swimmers training at the highest level beyond age 27. Impressive.


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