Video Interview: Leah Smith “Sprints” Her Way onto National Team

Photo by Griffin Scott

Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!

IRVINE, California, August 7. KNOWN more for her abilities in the 500 and 1650 coming off her freshman season at the University of Virginia, Leah Smith made a statement when she claimed the third seed in the prelims of the women’s 200 free, and she held onto that place in the final, clocking 1:57.57 to make her first national team. Smith spoke afterwards of what it meant to be on the team for the first time and also her surprise at her first major team coming in the shortest of her specialty events.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder has been a contributor to Swimming World since 2009. A native of Charleston, SC, he currently attends Duke University, where he works as the public address announcer for the varsity swim team.

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