Maritza Correia, also known by her married name Maritza McClendon, is an Olympic swimmer from the United States. She was born on December 23, 1981 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A product of University of Georgia, she was able to earn Olympic medals for Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women’s 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay.
What’s her training like? Here’s what Maritza shared in one of her interviews: “I am currently not training full time, but I
do like to engage in a lot of clinics. I’m actually hosting one at the YMCA in Mount Vernon, New York on May 26th from 10AM to 4PM, ‘Make a Splash: Mount Vernon’, to kick off Memorial Day weekend. I’ll be speaking to elementary school kids on the benefits of swimming to stay fit, water safety education and about the learn-to-swim programs.”
For her, staying in shape is really important. “I think it was important, at
least for me,” she said. “Being an athlete and always wanting to stay in shape, I definitely heard good things about staying active when you are pregnant. I made it a goal to work out as long as possible. They don’t recommend working out the last month or so – and I didn’t overdo it in step class or anything – but I felt good being active, so I stayed with it, but under control.”
Body Measurement (2016 – Age 36)
Height: 175 cm | 5 feet, 9 Inches
Weight: 61 kg | 134 lbs