Capt. Maiya Anderson enters her second season as the Air Force women's swimming assistant coach. A 1997 AFA graduate, she earned four letters as an individual medley, butterfly and breaststroke specialist. Anderson still holds the academy record in the 400 IM. She was a two-time NCAA Division II swimming national champion (200 Breast, 400 IM), helping her team win two NCAA Div. II swimming national titles (1995, 1996).
As a cadet, Anderson served as a team captain, was a 12-time All-American, four-year Academic All-American and was named AFA's Most Valuable Female Athlete in 1997.
She received her master's degree in environmental engineering from Oregon State University in 1998 and has served as an Air Force bioenvironmental engineer for eight years. Anderson continues to compete at the national and international level for the Air Force and U.S. Armed Forces in triathlon, orienteering and military pentathlon. In the Fall of 2006, Anderson placed second in the Military Female Division at the Ironman Triathlon World Championships.
"It is great to be back coaching and teaching at USAFA. to be able to help our team be the best it can be. It is an honor to be a part of Air Force swimming again."