(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

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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