(Video Interview) Leah Smith Rejuvenated After Post-Olympics Break

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Leah Smith was among the nominees for the Breakout Performer of the Year at Monday night’s Golden Goggles after Smith won a pair of NCAA titles in March and then two Olympic medals in August.

Before the awards show Monday night, Smith explained in an interview what it meant to be on a relay with the likes of Allison Schmitt, Maya DiRado and Katie Ledecky and how she has adjusted back to college life post-Rio. She also explained why she decided to take a month off from swimming after the Games and how she thinks that has helped her and what her reaction was to losing all three of her NCAA records to Ledecky.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer. A contributor to Swimming World since 2009, he has covered NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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