(Video Interview) Olivia Smoliga Has More Experience Under Her Belt

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Olivia Smoliga has established herself as a key piece of the U.S. swim team over the past two years at the Olympics and the World Championships, and aside from her relay gold medals, she has inched closer to winning an individual medal in the 100 back.

At Golden Goggles last week, Smoliga explained why she feels so much more experienced than she did at her first Golden Goggles one year earlier. She explained how she’s adjusting with the end of her college career (although she’s still living in Athens, Ga.) and how she’s enjoying life as a professional.

Watch carefully early in the video for a noteworthy video-bomb from Caeleb Dressel.

Watch more video interviews from the red carpet at Golden Goggles.

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Author: David Rieder

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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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