Former Empire swimmers seek shot at Olympics

Maya DiRado of Maria Carrillo High School in 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Maya DiRado of Maria Carrillo High School in 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Four local swimmers are among those who have qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials.

Maya DiRado, who prepped at Maria Carrillo before starting a standout career at Stanford, has qualified in at least three events including the 200- and 400-meter freestyle and the 100 meter backstroke.

Allie Davis, who swam at Windsor High before competing for Purdue University, is in with her 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle performances.

Molly Hannis, a Santa Rosa High grad who went on to swim at the University of Tennessee, has qualified in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.

Rebecca Baxley, who swam at Analy High before going to the University of Texas, has qualified in the 100-meter backstroke.

The USA Nationals will be held Aug. 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

— Press Democrat staff

  • sherie.hernandez
  • whitelion

    Maya did qualify in the 200 Free and 100 Back, but the events she qualified in that the reporter probably meant to cite are the 200 IM and 400 IM. She is outstanding in those events, with the top qualifying time in the 200 IM and second-best qualifying time in the 400 IM.