Sierra Schmidt Dances Like Beyonce In Pre-Race Ritual (Video)

Sierra Schmidt CeraVe Invitational

Photo Courtesy: Heidi Torregroza

PISCATAWAY – The phrase “dance like no one’s watching” definitely applies to North Baltimore Aquatic Club distance freestyler Sierra Schmidt. At last weekend’s CeraVe Invitational in New Jersey, Swimming World noticed Schmidt’s very elaborate pre-race routine, which included a seemingly choreographed dance to music coming from her earphones.

Watch Schmidt’s impressive dance moves in the video below. Special thanks to intern Danielle Hoffner for her work in editing the video!

One of our interns, Nicholas Lehman, caught up with Schmidt last Saturday to learn more about this special routine. The 16-year-old cited Beyonce as a major influence, and named two of the songs she listens to before her races.

“I love dancing, and I love music,” she said. “Usually, I get really nervous behind the blocks. It helps calm me down before the race.”

Click here to watch on-demand race videos from the CeraVe Invitational, featuring Sierra Schmidt and many more rising stars!

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9 years ago

This is so great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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