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Yifan Mao
Yifan Mao
Year: So.
Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.
High School: Lake Oswego
Position: Free

Career Best Marks



50-yard Freestyle


100-yard Freestyle


200-yard Freestyle


100-yard Backstroke




  • At the end of the 2016-17 season, owns the school record as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:34.42)


  • All-UAA in the 200-yard freestyle relay (3rd)
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • All-American in the 200-yard freestyle relay (13th, 1:34.67)
  • Set a new school record as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:34.42)
  • NCAA qualifier in the 200-yard freestyle relay
  • All-UAA in the 200-yard freestyle relay (2nd)


  • Major: Biological Sciences
  • UChicago activities: Researcher in Beyer Lab at Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, Volunteer at Comer's Children Hospital, STRIVE mentor at La Rabida Children's Hospital, MEDLIFE events & fundraising committee chair, Lifeguard, Swim School Instructor 
  • Participated in four years of swimming in high school
  • Team captain for two years
  • Fourth place in 50 free at OSAA High School State Championships, broke 2 school records on the 200 free relay and 400 free relay
  • Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Chinese National Honor Society, National Merit Commended Student
  • Editor-in-Chief of nationally-recognized yearbook, Key Club president, pianist, swim lesson instructor, Lake Oswego Youth Action Council member