Kierra Smith

INSTANT ANALYSIS: NCAA adopts FINA rules on underwater breaststroke pullouts

College breaststrokers like returning NCAA champ Will Licon will get to swim under updated pullout rules beginning next season.

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McCabe, Smith medal in breaststroke at Sette Colli and Mare Nostrum

Canada’s Martha McCabe and Kierra Smith earned silver and bronze medals in women’s 200-metre breaststroke whilst respectively competing in Rome and Monte Carlo on Sunday.

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Ryan Cochrane captures silver at Mare Nostrum Series

Canada’s Ryan Cochrane swam to his third freestyle medal in as many starts in the Mare Nostrum Series, with a silver in men’s 400 metres on Saturday.

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Ryan Cochrane and Kierra Smith win Mare Nostrum medals

Veteran Ryan Cochrane won silver and emerging breaststroker Kierra Smith had a breakthrough bronze on a solid day for Canada on the Mare Nostrum Series.

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Minnesota Gophers bring back Tyler Gerst from CSUB to fill coaching vacancy

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have a new face on their coaching staff, but a familiar one: former volunteer assistant coach Tyler Gerst has been named Minnesota’s new assistant swimming coach.

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Diverse group of Canadians will compete in Mare Nostrum tour

With the Pan Am Games drawing near, some of Canada’s brightest young swimmers will get to assess their progress over the next two weekends while competing in the Mare Nostrum Series.

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Happy ‘Gopher Women’s Swimming & Diving Big Ten Champions Day,’ swimming fans!

Today’s the first day of June, but SwimSwam readers might not know that it’s also a swimming-related holiday.

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Wood Takes Two on the Second Night of the Mel Zajac Jr International

Russell Wood won both the men’s 50 backstroke and 200 IM on the second night of competition at the Mel Zajac Jr International…

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Kierra Smith to swim 200 breast, not 100, at Pan Am Games for Team Canada

After a tumultuous Canadian National meet, Kierra Smith will get to contest her signature event in front of the home crowd at this summer’s Pan American Games.

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Kierra Smith, Matt Barnard Named University of Minnesota MVP’s

After being named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, Minnesota’s Kierra Smith has added her team’s MVP honor to a national title winning season.

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SwimSwam’s Way-too-early preview of the 2016 Women’s NCAA Championships

Rachel Bootsma had a resurgent 2015 season, and that momentum joined by a devastating recruiting class make Cal the early favorite picks for the 2016 NCAA title, pending one major enrollment decision elsewhere in the Pac-12.

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2015 Canadian Trials: Day Two Finals Recap

Michelle Williams, Chantal VanLandeghem and Sandrine Mainville all finished under the top 16 standard in the women’s 100 freestyle…

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Ups And Downs: The Kierra Smith Disqualification Story Revealed

Smith has another chance to make the team tonight in the 100m breaststroke where she’s the top Canadian seed, and second only to Breeja Larson. Smith was a 1:09.02 this morning with Rachel Nicol the second fastest Canadian with a 1:09.04.

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2015 Canadian Trials: Day Two Finals Preview – Kierra Smith Eyeing Breaststroke Redemption

Kierra Smith will have a chance at redemption in the 100m breaststroke after her disqualification in the 200 last night despite touching the wall first. She was a 1:09.02 in prelims. If Smith wants to make the team, she’ll need to go a 1:07.97 tonight.

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2015 Canadian Trials – Day 2 Prelims Recap

Michelle Williams of NYAC started off the morning as the top qualifier in the women’s 100 freestyle…

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