Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Westlake Village, CA

 

What makes Maya tick?

 

Describe yourself in three words:
Persistant. strong. compassionate.

Why are sports important to you?
Swimming keeps me in a healthy mental state of mind and body.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Receiving a $500 award from Positive Athlete GA and the Triumph of the Human Spirit award

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Waking up, going to school, going to practice, coming home, doing homework, going to sleep

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Listening to music, meditation and getting a pep talk from my coach

What is your favorite off-season activity?
soccer, cooking/baking, playing with my pets and hanging out with my family.

Who do you admire most?
My mother

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Move back to California permanently

What is your favorite quote:
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.”

What is your favorite food?

Doughnuts

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
GO FOR IT. Because just maybe you’ll end up falling in love with it like I have.

Featured In:

A Swimmer With Special Fortitude – Patch.com

Student Receives Triumph of Human Spirit Award – The Walker School