Kieran Smith is a competitive swimmer who represents the United States internationally.
Coming out of high school, Smith was a 2-time NISCA All American and member of the national Jr team in 2017. At the 2017 World Jr Championships, he earned a silver medal in the 200 IM.
On SwimSwam’s NCAA Recruit Ranks for the class of 2018, Smith was ranked #8, and #11 on the re-rank. On June 21, 2017, Smith announced his verbal commitment to the University of Florida.
Kieran Smith was an immediate impact swimmer for the gators. At his first SEC Champs, he started things off by helping Florida to an SEC title in the 800 free relay, splitting a squad-best 1:32.09. The next night, he was back with a title of his own, winning the 200 IM by just .02 in 1:43.13. The next night, he placed 2nd in the 400 IM (3:41.50) behind fellow freshman gator Robert Finke. He went on to place 13th in the 200 back (1:42.37).
At the NCAA Champs, Smith placed 8th in the 200 IM (1:44.23), 7th in the 400 IM (3:43.12), and 15th in the 200 back (1:41.36). He also legs on Florida’s 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, and 200 medley relay (fly).
Smith started things off with a bang in the post season of his sophomore year. Leading off Florida’s 800 free relay, Smith became the 4th fastest performer all-time in the 200 free, blasting a 1:30.11 and helping Florida to an SEC title and meet record in the relay. On the 2nd night, he 1-uped himself, smashing the NCAA and American record in the 500 free with a 4:06.32. Overall, Smith dropped over 10 seconds in 1 day in the event. Smith kept his meet rolling, taking the 400 IM title in a dominant 3:37.31. He finished his meet with a 3rd place finish in the 100 free, registering another career-best time of 42.14.
2021 Olympic Trials
It was Kieran Smith against the clock in the men’s 400 free final, and the University of Florida swimmer got the job done as he torched his personal best and got well under the FINA ‘A’ cut in a time of 3:44.86, qualifying for his first Olympic team.
Kieran kept his momentum rolling on Night 3 in Omaha, winning the 200 free in 1:45.29 to qualify for his 2nd individual event.
2021 Olympic Games
To start off his Olympic career, Smith earned his first Olympic medal – a bronze on the 400 free. Smith was out strong and stayed in front of the pack most of the race, bringing it home well to touch 3rd in a time of 3:43.94.