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Maya DiRado

5 out of 5

Four-Time Olympic Medalist; Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

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Maya DiRado Biography

When Maya DiRado missed out on qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games by less than one second, Rio wasn’t anywhere in the picture. Her college swimming career at Stanford University would end in two years and that seemed like the fitting time to hang up her suit.

But, then one thing led to another...

First, in 2014, DiRado was swimming some of the best times of her career. At the 2013 NCAA Championships, DiRado won individual titles in both the 200 and 400 yard IM events in addition to a second place finish in the 200 yard butterfly.

Next, DiRado graduated from Stanford in 2014 with a degree in Management Science and Engineering. Shortly thereafter, she landed a job at McKinsey & Company, a global management consultant. However, her start date with McKinsey was not until the fall of 2015, so DiRado continued to swim throughout the winter.

Then, in January 2015, DiRado decided to go for Rio . With McKinsey graciously allowing DiRado to defer her start date until after the Olympic Games, DiRado invested all of her time and energy to prepare for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. Feeling as if she was unprepared for the previous two swimming trials, she was determined to not let history repeat itself for a third time. Her goal was to end her career at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and she was going to do everything in her power to achieve it.

At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, DiRado fulfilled her goal and then some. Not only did she qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but she won three different events (200m IM, 400m IM, 200m Backstroke) en route to becoming a breakout star.

Two short months later, DiRado was competing at her first career Olympic Games and she was certain that this would be the final chapter in her swimming career. On the world’s biggest athletic stage, DiRado shined bright and became one of the headline stories winning four Olympic Medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) in as many events.

And, it was only fitting that her final race of her career was a race for the ages. Competing in the 200m Backstroke against the heavily favored ‘Iron Lady’ Katinka Hosszu, DiRado was trailing for a majority of the race. However, the last 20 meters DiRado rallied furiously and with the last arm stroke of her career, DiRado lunged and touched the wall just ahead of Hosszu to secure the first individual Olympic Gold Medal of her career. All of those unexpected turns and hours spent in the pool over the past four years had come together perfectly – the perfect ending to an incredible swimming career.

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    Booking fees for Maya DiRado, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maya DiRado, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Maya DiRado

5 out of 5

Four-Time Olympic Medalist; Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

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Stanford, CA, USA
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Maya DiRado Biography

When Maya DiRado missed out on qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games by less than one second, Rio wasn’t anywhere in the picture. Her college swimming career at Stanford University would end in two years and that seemed like the fitting time to hang up her suit.

But, then one thing led to another...

First, in 2014, DiRado was swimming some of the best times of her career. At the 2013 NCAA Championships, DiRado won individual titles in both the 200 and 400 yard IM events in addition to a second place finish in the 200 yard butterfly.

Next, DiRado graduated from Stanford in 2014 with a degree in Management Science and Engineering. Shortly thereafter, she landed a job at McKinsey & Company, a global management consultant. However, her start date with McKinsey was not until the fall of 2015, so DiRado continued to swim throughout the winter.

Then, in January 2015, DiRado decided to go for Rio . With McKinsey graciously allowing DiRado to defer her start date until after the Olympic Games, DiRado invested all of her time and energy to prepare for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. Feeling as if she was unprepared for the previous two swimming trials, she was determined to not let history repeat itself for a third time. Her goal was to end her career at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and she was going to do everything in her power to achieve it.

At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, DiRado fulfilled her goal and then some. Not only did she qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but she won three different events (200m IM, 400m IM, 200m Backstroke) en route to becoming a breakout star.

Two short months later, DiRado was competing at her first career Olympic Games and she was certain that this would be the final chapter in her swimming career. On the world’s biggest athletic stage, DiRado shined bright and became one of the headline stories winning four Olympic Medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) in as many events.

And, it was only fitting that her final race of her career was a race for the ages. Competing in the 200m Backstroke against the heavily favored ‘Iron Lady’ Katinka Hosszu, DiRado was trailing for a majority of the race. However, the last 20 meters DiRado rallied furiously and with the last arm stroke of her career, DiRado lunged and touched the wall just ahead of Hosszu to secure the first individual Olympic Gold Medal of her career. All of those unexpected turns and hours spent in the pool over the past four years had come together perfectly – the perfect ending to an incredible swimming career.

Maya DiRado Videos

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    WE Local San Jose Closing Keynote Speaker and Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming Maya DiRado credits the growth mindset for her success.
  • Defining Rio Moment: Maya DiRado
    The proverbial late bloomer qualified for four events in her first - and last - Olympics competition. Winning silver and bronze in Rio in the 400m...

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  • How to book Maya DiRado?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maya DiRado for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Maya DiRado, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maya DiRado or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maya DiRado?

    Booking fees for Maya DiRado, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maya DiRado, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maya DiRado?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maya DiRado for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maya DiRado for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maya DiRado or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maya DiRado or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maya DiRado is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maya DiRado for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Maya DiRado generally travels from Stanford, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shannon Miller, Nastia Liukin, Tatyana McFadden, Jessica Long and Nancy Kerrigan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maya DiRado for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Maya DiRado Speaker Videos

  • Maya Dirado WE Local San Jose Closing Keynote
    WE Local San Jose Closing Keynote Speaker and Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming Maya DiRado credits the growth mindset for her success.
    Defining Rio Moment: Maya DiRado
    The proverbial late bloomer qualified for four events in her first - and last - Olympics competition. Winning silver and bronze in Rio in the 400m and 200m IM and gold in the 800m free relay, her...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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