Meet the Olympians Day at RVCC
Meet Maya DiRado, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist & SPEEDO Ambassador

New Jersey Swimming and Speedo are proud to announce Maya DiRado, a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, will be our featured US Olympian at the 3rd annual “Meet the Olympian” and “New Jersey Swimming Record Ceremony” to be held on Saturday, October 8th at Raritan Valley Community College. This event is sponsored by SPEEDO.
All USA Swimming registered athletes from New Jersey are invited to attend. This year, we will be combining the Meet the Olympian presentation with the 2015-2016 New Jersey Records Ceremony.  Maya will be available for autographs and pictures either before or after her presentation to the NJS Record Breakers at our New Jersey Swimming Records Ceremony. All NJS athletes are welcome to stay for Maya’s Presentation at 9AM.  New Jersey swimmers may choose to attend the Autograph Session only and should arrive by 8:00 AM or no later than 11:00 AM. Our NJS Record Holders will be offered “first on line” preference immediately following the Records Ceremony.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Autographs and Pictures with Maya DiRado
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM - Maya DiRado Presentation
9:45 AM to 11:00 AM - New Jersey Swimming Record Ceremony
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Autographs and Pictures with Maya DiRado
 Raritan Valley Community College
 Building G / Gymnasium,  118 Lamington Road
 Branchburg, NJ 08876

SPEEDO requests that you bring only one SPEEDO item to be signed. SPEEDO autograph cards will be available for everyone!
Maya DiRado , 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist & SPEEDO Ambassador
Madeline “Maya” Dirado hails from San Francisco, California and began swimming at the age of six. She quickly became a standout and was setting records in every age group starting at a very young age. At Maria Carillo High School, Maya was a three-time California high school champion in the 200 IM. An outstanding scholar, Maya scored a perfect score on her Math SAT test at fifteen years old and started her Stanford career just two years later. As a freshman at Stanford, Maya placed 2nd and 3rd in the 200 and 400 yard Individual Medley at NCAA Division I Championships. By 2015, Maya was both a national and international finalist and medal winner in several different events.
At the United States Olympic Trials this past June, Maya qualified for the US Olympic Team in three individual events: 200 and 400 Meter Individual Medley and the 200 Meter Backstroke. Although her greatest strength has always been in the Individual Medley events, Maya surprised herself at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro when she won an Olympic Gold medal in the 200 Meter Backstroke and earned a spot on the 4 x 200 Meter freestyle relay that also won an Olympic Gold Medal. Maya earned a Silver Medal in the 400 Meter Individual Medley and a Bronze in the 200 Meter Individual Medley.
WELCOME to New Jersey Swimming, MAYA DIRADO!!

If you have questions concerning SPEEDO’s MEET THE OLYMPIAN or the NEW JERSEY SWIMMING RECORDS CEREMONY please contact Mrs. Tiny Randazzo