ABOUT KIERRA SMITH

SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

ABOUT US 2018-05-03T17:01:58+00:00

KIERRA SMITH

  • AGE 23
  • HEIGHT 172 cm / 5.6 ft
  • CLUB Liquid Lightning Swim Club
  • COACH Emil Dimitrov
  • HOMETOWN Kelowna, BC
  • RESIDENCE Kelowna, BC
  • EVENT 100 BR, 200 BR
QUICK FACTS
  • Twitter: @kierras
  • Instagram: @kierrasmith
  • Favourite Movie: Pitch Perfect
  • Favourite Magazine: People
  • Favourite Book: Yes, please!
  • Favourite TV Show: Friends
  • Favourite Actor/Actress: Beyonce
  • Favourite Band: Taylor Swift
  • Music behind the Blocks: Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani
  • Favourite Restaurant: Chipotle
  • Pre-race meal: Pasta
  • Other sports: Yoga
  • Favourite Superhero: Captain America
  • Favourite Place to visit: Kelowna
  • Guilty Pleasure: Oreo Mcflurries

KIERRA’S BIO

  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, Smith qualified for her second FINA World Championships by winning the 200-m breaststroke and adding silver in the 100-m breast. She also was selected to represent Canada at the 2017 FISU Universiade in Taipei.
  • At the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Smith competed in three individual events. She made the finals of the 200-m breaststroke where she finished 5th. She also made the semifinals of the 100-m breaststroke where she finished 12th and finally finished 28th in the 50-m breaststroke, both in personal best times.
  • At her first Olympic Games, Smith swam in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke. Smith made her first Olympic final in the 200-m breaststroke where she finished 7th. In the 100-m breaststroke Smith finished 19th.
  • During the 2016 Mare Nostrum Tour, Smith took part in both the Monte-Carlo and Canet-En-Roussillon stops. In Monte-Carlo, she won gold medals in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Olympic & Para-Swimming Trials, Smith emerged victorious in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke to secure her spot on the Olympic team.
  • At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Smith earned herself a gold medal and a new Pan Am Games record after an impressive 200-m breaststroke swim. She got to celebrate on the podium with teammate Martha McCabe as they finished 1-2.
  • At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Smith raced to a eighth-place finish and set a new personal best in the 200-m breaststroke.
  • At Team Canada Trials, Smith initially won the 200-m breaststroke but was disqualified due to a stroke violation. She came back strong a day later to finish a close second to Rachel Nicol in the 100-m breaststroke and meet the standards to earn a berth on both the Pan Am Games and FINA World Championships teams.
  • Smith won the gold medal in the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2015 NCAA Championships with the third-fastest time ever at the event.
  • She also helped the University of Minnesota claim its fourth straight Big Ten title with her double gold in 100- and 200-yard breaststroke at the conference championships.
  • She got her first taste of senior international success by swimming the heats of the 4×100-m medley relay to contribute to a bronze medal for Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Individually she finished fourth in the 200-m breaststroke and seventh in the 100, setting personal bests in both events.
  • At the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Smith once again contributed
    to a medley relay bronze. She also set a new personal best with a fourth-place finish in the 200-m breaststroke and matched her personal best for a seventh-place finish in the 100.
  • Comes from a family of runners. Parents Andrew and Jo-ann run marathons and younger brother Emmet runs cross-country.

KIERRA’S PERSONAL BESTS
Personal Bests  All Events All Seasons

100m Breaststroke Laps 50m FINA: 17th World Championships
200m Breaststroke 50m FINA: 17th World Championships
100m Breaststroke 50m FINA: 17th World Championships
100m Breaststroke 25m FINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
50m Breaststroke 25m FINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
200m Medley 50m Speedo Western Canadian Open
50m Breaststroke Laps 50m Swim BC LC AAA Championships
50m Freestyle Laps 50m Swim BC LC AAA Championships
200m Breaststroke 25m FINA: 12th World Short Course Championships
200m Butterfly 50m Fran Crippen Memorial Meet
100m Freestyle Laps 50m Mel Zajac Canada Cup
400m Medley 50m Canadian Swimming Trials
50m Butterfly 50m Canadian Summer Championships
100m Butterfly 50m Mel Zajac Jr International
50m Breaststroke 50m Mare Nostrum
50m Freestyle 50m Mel Zajac Jr International
200m Freestyle 50m Mel Zajac Jr International
800m Freestyle 50m Invitation
200m Backstroke 50m Invitation
50m Backstroke 50m Invitation
100m Backstroke 50m Invitation
100m Freestyle 25m SnowFest Meet
200m Backstroke 25m SnowFest Meet
100m Backstroke 25m SnowFest Meet
800m Freestyle 25m SnowFest Meet
50m Backstroke 25m SnowFest Meet
50m Butterfly 25m OR Paul Bergen Junior International
50m Freestyle Laps 25m Western Canada Summer Games
200m Medley 25m Western Canada Summer Games
100m Breaststroke Laps 25m Western Canada Summer Games
50m Breaststroke Laps 25m Western Canada Summer Games
200m Butterfly 25m Western Canada Summer Games
400m Medley 25m Western Canada Summer Games
400m Freestyle 50m TAS SwimBC 2011 Long Course AAA Championships
100m Freestyle 50m 2nd Annual May Long Course
100m Butterfly 25m Spring Invitational
400m Freestyle 25m Spring Invitational
200m Freestyle Laps 25m Speedo Western Canadian Championships
50m Freestyle 25m Icefest
100m Medley 25m Fall Invitational
1500m Freestyle 25m LLSC Distance-Sprint Invitational Swim Meet
200m Freestyle Laps 50m Mel Zajac Jr International
1500m Freestyle 50m KAJ 1st Annual Long Course Invitational
200m Freestyle 25m Spring Invitational
100m Freestyle Laps 25m Western Canadian Championships
50m Butterfly Laps 50m June Classic 17th Annual
50m Butterfly Laps 25m Kokanee Fall Invitational