Maayaa Abigediwer Motsieloa Ayawere – Future Olympic Champion
Maayaa Abigediwer Motsieloa Ayawere, a student of the British International School, Ghana first learned how to swim at the age of four (4) when she was in SK Neptun in Stockholm, Sweden. The club has produced many World and Olympic Champions such as: Therese Alshammar and Jennie Johansson.
She moved to Ghana at the age of 6 and continued to learn swimming with Felix Fitness Foundation in Accra, where she also trained as a Junior Life Guard.
At the age of 11, Maayaa joined GH Dolphins so she could train and swim competitively.
In May, 2016, she competed for GH Dolphins in Arnsberg, Germany. She won a bronze medal in 50m breaststroke.
At age 13, Maayaa represented Ghana for the time in Cairo, Egypt. She competed in 100m breaststroke, 4×100 freestyle, 4×100 medley, 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke. She came 6th in the 50m breaststroke finals.
Maayaa will be traveling to the USA in August to represent Ghana in the World Junior Championships but her ultimate aim is to make the time to represent Ghana in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan with Abeiku, Kow Jackson and others.
Her coach, Mr. Jackson has so much faith in Maayaa, as he thinks she has the knack to be a world champion.
The first time Maayaa swam on her own without any floats was in Egypt, during a family vacation.
Maayaa is a Year 8 student of British International School, Ghana. She is the best student in her class in terms of academics, very disciplined and has other interests.
She has a single track to her credit. She wrote, composed and recorded a song (Is Everything alright?) to raise money to support street children.