Maritza Correia


  • Birthday: December 23, 1981
  • Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Now Resides: Valrico, Florida
  • College: University of Georgia
  • Height: 5' 9
  • Coach: Mike Westphal


Three-Time World Champion
11-Time NCAA Champion
27- Time NCAA All American
Olympic silver medal in 2004 in 400m FR
First female African American swimmer to make US Olympic team and win a medal
First African American to break a world record in swimming
First African American female to hold American Records
Former American record holder in 50y freestyle and 100y freestyle
Two-Time Pan American Game Gold Medalist
Three medals at World Championships
Four gold medals at 2005 World University Games


“I want to take my career to the next level and encourage and motivate minorities to get involved with swimming. Learning basic water safety skills can save lives.”

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