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Burbank, California’s Maya Wilson has announced her intention to swim for the University of California, Los Angeles beginning next fall. She will join Bailey Herbert, Crystal Murphy, Greta Fanta, and Sam Baron in the Bruins’ class of 2024. Wilson is a senior at John Burroughs High School where she holds all 8 individual school records. She swims year-round for Rose Bowl Aquatics and races the freestyle events from the 50 through the mile.
“UCLA doesn’t only have stellar academics, but they also have a wonderful swim and dive team. The coaches and athletes work together to form an amazing program and I can’t wait to join these girls!”
Wilson won the 200 free in May at the 2019 CIF Southern Section Division 3 Championships. Her winning time of 1:49.94 represented a 1.1-second improvement over her 1:51.02 time from 2018 CIF-SS D2 Championships. Also in 2019 she finished 4th in the 100 fly (56.00). The year before she had swum the 500 free and placed 7th with 5:01.93. Wilson recently updated her PBs in the 50y free, 100y free, 500y free, and 400m free (4:27.87) at Kevin Perry Invitational. She competed at NCSA Summer Championship in August, finaling in the 100 free (13th), 200 free (17th), 50 fly (31st), and 100 fly (21st). She lowered her lifetime bests in the 100 free (57.87), 200 free (2:04.61), 50 fly (28.87), and 100 fly (1:03.39).
Wilson would have placed 23rd in the mile at 2019 Pac-12 Women’s Championships but she is still a bit out of scoring position in the rest of her events at the conference level. It took 23.10 in the 50 free, 50.23 in the 100 free, 1:47.90 in the 200 free, 4:50.48 in the 500 free, and 54.63 in the 100 fly to get a second swim at the 2019 conference meet.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 23.99
- 100 free – 51.69
- 200 free – 1:49.94
- 500 free – 4:57.04
- 1000 free – 10:16.50
- 1650 free – 17:04.46
- 100 fly – 55.68
- 200 fly – 2:09.68
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