Maritza Correia

Maritza Correia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maritza ("Ritz") Correia (born December 23, 1981) is an Olympic-swimmer from the United States. When she qualified for the USA Olympic Team in 2004, she became the first Puerto Rican of African descent to be on the USA Olympic Swimming Team. She also became the first Black United States swimmer to set an American and World swimming record. Correia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her parents, Vincent and Anne, had moved there from Guyana. In 1988, when Correia was seven years old, she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. Her doctor recommended that Maritza take swimming classes and use swimming as a treatment for her condition. In 1990, her family moved and settled in Tampa, Florida.
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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136654881
  • 9786136654881