Coach Mike Podcast: Minnesota’s Kierra Smith Opens Up About Overcoming Disappointing Freshman Season

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, December 6. SWIMMING World Canadian contributor Mike Thompson recently spoke with Minnesota’s Kierra Smith as part of his Coach Mike Podcast. The two talked about her performances at the Arena Grand Prix in Minnesota, and her collegiate career thus far.

Thompson also helped Smith open up to his listeners about her disappointing freshman season, and how she’s fought through that early adversity to earn CollegeSwimming.com National Swimmer of the Week honors this year.

Mike Thompson, a Swimming World contributor from Canada, is the senior sprint coach at the vaunted Oakville Aquatic Club in Canada. He also hosts the Coach Mike Podcast, that includes interviews with some of the top Canadian talent.

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