Watch as U.S. national teamers Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal, Maya DiRado, and Conor Dwyer talk with USA Swimming about what #CoachesAre to them.
Hardy, a breaststroker and sprint freestyler, is a 12-time world record holder and two-time Olympic medalist; she has won twenty-eight medals in major international competition. At the 2015 Kazan World Championships, Hardy finished fifth in the 50 breast and swam the breaststroke leg of the bronze-winning American 4×100 medley relay.
Neal is a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist as part of the American 400 free relay. Neal was the anchor for Stanford’s NCAA title-winning 200 and 400 medley relays this season, she also finished second in the 100 free and third in the 200 free. She currently sits in the world top 25 in the 100 free with a 54.01 from December’s USA Winter Nationals.
DiRado is an NCAA standout who graduated from Stanford in 2015. At last year’s Kazan World Championships, she finished fourth in the 200 IM and second in the 400 IM. She currently sits ninth in the world in the 200 IM and 11th in the 400 IM.
Dwyer is a 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 4×200 meter relay. He was the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series champion, and he is currently tied for ninth in the world rankings in the 200 free. He is also ranked in the top 25 for the 400 free.