Maya DiRado talks us through Golden Goggles week (Video)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Anne Lepesant.

Maya DiRado of Stanford Swimming had a superb finish to edge California Aquatics’Caitlin Leverenz for the national title in the women’s 200 IM. DiRado led handily after the backstroke leg, but Leverenz made up some of the distance in the breaststroke. DiRado held onto her lead, though, and brought it home for a final time of 2:11:10 to Leverenz’ 2:11.79. Right behind DiRado and Leverenz throughout most of the race was Cal/SwimMAC’s Kathleen Baker, who wound up third in 2:12.13.

Stanford freshman Ella Eastin, who swims for SOCAL Aquatics, was the consolation winner with 2:13.79, just ahead of Elizabeth Beisel of Bluefish Swim Club (2:14.26) and Miranda Tucker of Indiana University (2:15.41).

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5 years ago

Cool dress but how about not cropping out the swimmers face next time

5 years ago

*Not to call anyone out but it seems funny thing to do all the time

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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