Olympic Gold Medalist Maya DiRado Announces Pregnancy

Olympic gold medalist Maya DiRado has announced that she is pregnant with a baby boy alongside her husband Robert Andrews

DiRado made the announcement over his Instagram page, posting a photo of the gender reveal:

DiRado represented the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where she won 4 Olympic medals, including gold medals in the 200 backstroke and 4×200 freestyle relay. 

After Rio, DiRado announced her retirement from competitive swimming and went to work at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. 

Collegiately, DiRado competed for Stanford, where she was a 2-time NCAA Champion, winning both the 200 and 400 IM in 2014. She graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Engineering in 2014. Following her graduation, she married Andrews in 2015.

Andrews also swam at Stanford, graduating as a 6-time CSCAA All-American in swimming in 2012. While there, Andrews studied Biomechanical Engineering and also worked as a teaching assistant. He currently works as a Chief Technology Officer at the company Zigazoo. 

 

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tnp101
1 month ago

Wow, congratulations Maya!

jeff
Reply to  tnp101
1 month ago

who is disliking this lol

Tom Dean Boxall
Reply to  jeff
1 month ago

MA, Tony Ervin, Tom Shields, and Patrick Callan

Last edited 1 month ago by Tom Dean Boxall
Monteswim
Reply to  Tom Dean Boxall
1 month ago

All the anti-vaxxers.

150M. Andrews
Reply to  Tom Dean Boxall
1 month ago

All the commies are loving that comment haha

Last edited 1 month ago by 150M. Andrews
Camelboar
Reply to  Tom Dean Boxall
1 month ago

I do not get this comment. Please explain.

Redhawk
1 month ago

Cute dog!

Deepblue
1 month ago

I’ve never seen someone living a more perfect and complete life than Maya. Well deserved of course, but I can’t be the only one who’s a little jealous of her!

Deepblue
1 month ago

I’ve never seen someone living a more perfect and complete life than Maya. Well deserved of course, but I can’t be the only one who’s a little jealous!

Joe Smith
Reply to  Deepblue
1 month ago

Everyone has struggles in life. There is no perfect life.

Chris
1 month ago

pregan ant Maya would still lay me to waste in a workout.
Congrats!

Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
1 month ago
.6 ON THE REACTION TIME
1 month ago

What’s up with all these dislikes ??? congrats Maya!!!

Distance Per Stroke
Reply to  .6 ON THE REACTION TIME
1 month ago

Made a post degrading an athlete right before the Olympics(Michael Andrew) while being on the USA swimming board. Tony Ervin, Tom Shields, and Patrick Callan were among swimmers that spoke out against what she said.

eagleswim
Reply to  Distance Per Stroke
1 month ago

wow, what did she say? I totally missed that. that’s disappointing, her 2 back in rio was one of my favorite races of all time

Yup
Reply to  eagleswim
1 month ago

she said he was going crash hard in a 30.69 free leg…..

Big Kicker
Reply to  Distance Per Stroke
1 month ago

Ok now I’m curious what did she say?

bigNowhere
Reply to  Big Kicker
1 month ago

She just said that she was disappointed that Michael Andrew had not gotten vaccinated, and also the way he (badly, IMO) defended the decision. She did get some pushback from Ervin and Shields. I am a fan of those guys, but I think she was right.

Admin
Reply to  bigNowhere
1 month ago

If you dig in on what the pushback was, and I think at least Tom made this very clear, it wasn’t that they disagreed with her point. It was that they disagreed with her method of communicating that as a former Team USA captain and a member of the USA Swimming Board of Directors.

MAndrew fan
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

I agree 100% with her message and while I did my triathlon sprint to get vaccinated when my age group came up, I disagree 100% with her platform. As a member of USA Board she should not have take a political position to what is currently legal. Her hate of MA is greater than her duty to the USA board, and as a former member of Team USA. He was an integral relay member and to deliberately and so publicly while not allowing for any dialogue is reprehensible. I have no patience for those that lob cyberbullying posts and of particular note, she disabled comments on her twitter feed. No action, just cyberbulling posts.

anonymous
Reply to  MAndrew fan
1 month ago

I could never agree with her message or what she did.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  MAndrew fan
1 month ago

Vaccination is not a political position. It’s been part of every U.S. child’s health care forever. It’s the ones who think it is a political position and won’t get vaccinated who are currently getting decimated.

HISWIMCOACH
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

And people have always used religious exemptions. You fail to mention that part.

Joe Smith
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

This vaccine (which is really a therapeutic) is political because the fascists wish to impose an experimental shot on the population, even if my risk of dying from covid is essentially zero. No one knows the long term impact of spike proteins injected into our bodies.

Bossanova
Reply to  MAndrew fan
1 month ago

I was with you until you mentioned cyber bullying. She stated her opinion. She didn’t cyberbully him.

SwimMomof2
Reply to  MAndrew fan
1 month ago

It was not cyberbullying. She was promoting public health and she was correct.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Ervin, however, pushed back with nonsense about COVID immunity, not understanding that you’re not immune from reinfection (hello, Tom Dean), which was particularly disappointing. Callan defended MA and Zapple (after his 800 free relay death march), apparently because that’s what 1:47 200 free Olympians do.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

As of May 29, CDC estimated more than 120 million Americans— more than one in three— had already battled Covid. While an estimated six-tenths of one-percent died, the other 99.4% of those infected survived with a presumed immune status that appears to be superior to that which comes with vaccination.

https://sharylattkisson.com/2021/08/covid-19-natural-immunity-compared-to-vaccine-induced-immunity-the-definitive-summary/

anonymous
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

No one is 100% immune from reinfection however MA has had covid and has natural immunity from covid and is unlikely to get reinfected. Yes research at this point in time shows that vaccination is probably a broader immunity and therefore recommended even in people who have had covid. For people who have had covid it acts merely as a booster in the mist of this new wave of delta variant covid surge.

SwimMomof2
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

One of those individuals who criticized Maya said that Andrews has adequate immunity since he had the disease. That statement was factually wrong and not based on science.

This was not personal. It’s a matter of public health. He did place his teammates at risk. I applaud Maya for speaking up for public health. She is very bright and it shows. Those individuals who were criticizing Maya should have used their energy to promote public health and encourage people to get the vaccine.

Last edited 1 month ago by SwimMomof2
Gogo bibi
1 month ago

I thought she was gonna announce a comeback lol, congrats!

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